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Morning take: Colt McCoy earned QB job

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

  • After back-to-back wins, the Cleveland Browns should start rookie quarterback Colt McCoy the rest of the season.

Morning take: With victories over Drew Brees and Tom Brady, there shouldn't be any additional questions. McCoy could be their long-term solution at quarterback and he gives Cleveland the best chance to win.

  • Baltimore Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain denies spitting on linebacker Channing Crowder during their victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Morning take: Watching the replay and Crowder's reaction, something may have taken place during their altercation. The NFL will look into it.

Morning take: Pittsburgh was 3-for-10 last week on third down, which kept the defense on the field in a loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Steelers have to handle the blitz better against Cincinnati.

Morning take: I want to see how much fight the entire team has left after a four-game losing streak. This game is a character test for Cincinnati.