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  1. Browns struggle in season openers

    James Walker

    The last time the Cleveland Browns won a regular-season opener, Jeff Garcia was the starting quarterback. The year was 2004 -- which may feel like ages for long-suffering Browns fans. Could this be the year the Browns end their infamous streak? ...

    Blog | September 07, 2011
  2. AFC North update: Delhomme's struggles

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Tuesday evening in the AFC North: Was Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme the "Least Valuable Player" in the NFL last season? Yes, according to Grantland's Bill Barnwell. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquire...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  3. Morning take: Bad day for Ochocinco?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: Will Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco struggle again with the Pittsburgh Steelers? Morning take: Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau usually takes Ochocinco out ...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  4. Blackout Watch in Cincinnati

    James Walker

    Despite recent struggles with the economy, the AFC North has been able to avoid the NFL's blackout policy the past several years. But that likely will change this weekend in Cincinnati. Barring an unforeseen surge in ticket sales, the Bengals' 57-...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  5. Seven-step drop: Troy Polamalu struggles

    James Walker

    Here are some notes and observations from Week 8 in the AFC North: Even Troy Polamalu occasionally has bad games. The Pittsburgh Steelers' do-it-all safety had his worst game in years during Sunday's 20-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Polama...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  6. Morning take: Chad Ochocinco wants blame

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl receiver Chad Ochocinco says blame him for the offensive struggles. Morning take: Credit Ochocinco for trying to take the pressure, but he's not the b...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  7. Wrap-up: Chiefs 16, Browns 14

    James Walker

    Here are some thoughts on the Cleveland Browns' 16-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: What it means: The Browns fall to 0-2 this season and continue to struggle winning close games. This was considered the easiest part of Cleveland's schedule, whi...

    Blog | September 19, 2010
  8. Breaking down prospects' weaknesses

    James Walker

    Scouting can be harsh. Instead of looking at what prospects do well, the process often puts a heavy emphasis on where players struggle. I spent some time this week going through my 2010 draft guide from Pro Football Weekly, which is a highly re...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  9. Recapping division battles

    James Walker

    Entering the 2009 season, most AFC North fans felt their teams had a favorable draw against the NFC North and AFC West. But during the year, the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns all had their struggles ou...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  10. Hopeful vs. hopeless

    James Walker

    CLEVELAND -- On one sideline Monday night you had hope. The Baltimore Ravens are a talented team that has simply had its share of struggles. If not for a missed kick here, a blown coverage there, the Ravens would be better than their 5-4 record an...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  11. Morning take: Ravens struggle on Monday night

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North: The Baltimore Ravens will look to end a five-game losing streak on "Monday Night Football" when they play the Cleveland Browns. Morning take: I never understood why the Ravens ofte...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  12. Video: Blogger's Blitz

    James Walker

    James Walker talks about Baltimore's upcoming game against Denver, Carson Palmer heating up in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh's winning streak, and the ongoing struggles of the Cleveland Browns....

    Blog | October 27, 2009
  13. Rapid Reaction: Redskins 14, Browns 11

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker The high-powered offense the Cleveland Browns displayed six days ago disappeared Sunday outside the Nation's Capital. In a defensive struggle, Cleveland fell to the Washington Redskins, 14-11, Sunday. After scoring ...

    Blog | October 19, 2008
  14. Steelers-Browns halftime update

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker CLEVELAND -- It's been a backyard brawl so far in Northeast Ohio. The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the Cleveland Browns 7-0 in a defensive struggle. Here are some first-half notes: There was a lot of feistiness going bet...

    Blog | September 14, 2008
  15. Audibles: AFC North Week 1 preview

    James Walker

    Posted by's James Walker Houston at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET Skinny: The Pittsburgh Steelers have an interesting matchup against Houston. It's well documented that Pittsburgh struggles in pass protection and the Texans have one of the NFL'...

    Blog | September 05, 2008