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Morning take: Tom Brady owns the Steelers

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

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is 5-1 in his career against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Morning take: Brady and the Patriots have always been a huge thorn in the side of Pittsburgh. With New England coming off a poor outing, this is a golden opportunity for the Steelers to break this trend.

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer missed his second day of practice with a sore right shoulder.

Morning take: Palmer is expected to play against the Indianapolis Colts, but he's been banged up two straight weeks with shoulder and hip ailments. The offensive line needs to keep him upright.

Morning take: I don't think any less about the Ravens than I did before the game. Baltimore is still a top team and put up a great effort in a tough environment but came up short.

  • Cleveland Browns veteran Jake Delhomme said he won't be a distraction if rookie Colt McCoy remains the starting quarterback.

Morning take: Delhomme is taking the right approach that's best for the team. McCoy has the hot hand and it will only help the rookie if everyone supports him.