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Morning take: Ravens struggle on Monday night

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

  • The Baltimore Ravens will look to end a five-game losing streak on "Monday Night Football" when they play the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: I never understood why the Ravens often struggle in prime-time games, but they do. Find out later today if Baltimore breaks this streak when we pick this week’s games.

  • This is Browns running back Jamal Lewis’ last chance against his former team in Baltimore.

Morning take: Lewis has been in the news a lot lately since announcing his retirement after the season. It will be interesting to see if he produces under the spotlight.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the few teams that tackle extremely well in the open field.

Morning take: I am often surprised by the poor tackling throughout the NFL. It’s not something teams practice during the season for fear of getting injured, and it hurts a lot of teams.

Morning take: It helps when tailback Cedric Benson is running hard this year. Teams now have to guess week to week whether it wants to try to stop Cincinnati’s passing game or running game.