- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
Despite quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's suspension, the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense controls the team's fate.
Morning take: If Pittsburgh's D plays lights out like it did in Week 1, the team should be in every game. Can the offense score just enough to win?
After the Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Jets Monday, coaches John Harbaugh and Rex Ryan expressed mutual respect.
Morning take: Despite all the trash-talking beforehand, it's good that both teams can compliment one another after a hard-fought game. These teams play very similarly, so it wouldn't make sense for each club not to respect that.
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says receiver Terrell Owens had a shoe issue, and that's why he went into the locker room early Sunday and missed the final play before halftime.
Morning take: I haven't written much about this, because it made no impact on the final outcome. The Bengals have at least a half-dozen bigger issues to worry about from their Week 1 performance.
The Cleveland Browns spread the blame after their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Morning take: The game was ugly in a lot of ways for Cleveland. The Browns don't get a break, either, as it turna out the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) will be no pushover.