Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
Frustration increases in Cleveland after the Browns suffered another blowout defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bears, 30-6.
Morning take: The Browns need a bye as much as anyone right now. They have a ton of issues, but two weeks probably isn’t enough time to solve all of them.
Meanwhile the Baltimore Ravens (4-3) looked like the Ravens of old in a 30-7 win over the previously undefeated Denver Broncos (6-1).
Morning take: The Ravens desperately needed to break their three-game losing streak and looked great doing it. Is this a sign of things to come?
Also, is Baltimore’s resurgence a bad sign for the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2)?
Morning take: I think it’s a great sign for the AFC North in general. I had a feeling this year would be an interesting ride in the division with three good teams, and that turned out to be the case.
Here is a report card for the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2).
Morning take: Good grades all around, which is expected when you’re in first place.