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Morning take: Steelers or Patriots?

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

Morning take: The edge goes to New England for two reasons. First, the Patriots won more Super Bowls (three) in the past decade than the Steelers (two). Second, New England has been dominant against Pittsburgh in its recent meetings.

Morning take: This is a pivotal year for Flacco, who has to prove he's ready to take the next step. The Ravens are expected to be Super Bowl contenders and much of that will rest on Flacco's shoulders.

Morning take: Zampese has done a good job in Cincinnati developing Carson Palmer and now has another task on his hands with Dalton. Like most quarterbacks from this draft, questions remain if Dalton can be successful at the NFL level.

Morning take: With a new offense, a new defense, a young quarterback and a rookie head coach, Cleveland has a ton of ground to make up this summer. Getting the team up to speed will be the biggest challenge facing new coach Pat Shurmur.