Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is getting plenty of national praise, but he remains humble.
Morning take: Polamalu has always deflected attention. But his play on the field warrants the accolades he's getting.
Cincinnati Bengals tailback Cedric Benson voiced his frustration about the team's offense.
Morning take: It sounds like Benson thinks the team is going too far away from the run. But he got 23 carries last week against the Baltimore Ravens. So it's hard to say if his concerns are valid.
Are the Cleveland Browns the worst team in the NFL?
Morning take: Although I often point out the Browns' shortcomings because they're the worst team in the AFC North, I do not believe they're the worst team in the league. The Browns can be more competitive if they play smarter.
Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis is rooting for Baltimore, not his other former team in Cleveland.
Morning take: Lewis spent three years with the Browns, but he's first and foremost a Raven. So this makes sense.