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Morning take: Suggs playing villain

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

Morning take: Someone had to do it. In previous years you had Joey Porter and Bart Scott. This year Suggs has taken over the infamous role.

  • No matter how you cut it, Saturday's playoff game is going to hurt the Ravens and Steelers.

Morning take: I mentioned earlier in the week that it's debatable whether either team will have something left for the next round. But both clubs are going in pretty healthy.

Morning take: This is a good opportunity for Cincinnati. But the last time the Bengals had a high pick, they took Andre Smith No. 6 overall when everyone (including the AFC North blog) warned them not to.

Morning take: Daboll, who is still under contract, will be released once the Browns hire their new head coach. Reportedly Pat Shurmur could be named as early as this week.