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Morning take: Oher nervous

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

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

  • Baltimore Ravens rookie right tackle Michael Oher expects to have some nerves before Sunday’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Morning take: Based on his play in the preseason, he will be fine. I’m more worried about Oher in Week 12 and 16 based on his prior comments.

  • Receiver Chad Ochocinco says the Cincinnati Bengals will go 12-4 this year.

Morning take: Ochocinco predicted months ago the Bengals were going to the playoffs. Now we know he anticipates (possibly) going as AFC North champ.

  • Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington (hamstring) may be fine to play in Thursday’s season opener against his former team in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Morning take: When I talked with Washington Sunday, I got the sense that he was optimistic about his chances. So it wouldn’t surprise me if he made it back for this game.

  • The “Williams Wall” for the Minnesota Vikings was cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: First, quarterback Brett Favre returns right before the regular season and now this happens. The Browns just can’t catch a break.