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Morning take: Ray Rice hurts knee

Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:

Morning take: It's unknown if Rice will play next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0). But the Ravens will need all of their best players for this huge rivalry game.

Morning take: Anyone who can rush for 144 yards on Baltimore's defense deserves kudos. In my opinion, Hillis earned the right to be the starter over Jerome Harrison.

Morning take: Although it seemingly took 20 minutes, Keisel made it exciting with a 79-yard return for a touchdown. It was one of many good plays by the Steelers.

Morning take: The Bengals are winning with defense, but the offense should be caught up by now with so many weapons. Quarterback Carson Palmer isn't playing up to par, and neither is the running game.