Morning take: Ravens finally start fast

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

  • After a string of slow starts, the Baltimore Ravens throttled the Detroit Lions early and often in a 48-3 victory.

Morning take: This was the Ravens team I expected to see for the past two months. We will have more on Baltimore in the next post (hint, hint).

Morning take: I’m still holding out some hope for Cincinnati’s offense. I’m not 100 percent sure if the Bengals can’t pass deep or won’t pass deep, and there is a difference.

  • Here are some additional notes several days after the Cleveland Browns' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Morning take: Cleveland finally has something to hang its hat on during a bad season. Can the team build on that momentum?

Morning take: This will definitely be an interesting three weeks in Pittsburgh. Tomlin loves challenges, and he has one on his hands in December.