Morning take: Saints following '09 Steelers?

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

Morning take: So far it looks that way. New Orleans has injury and consistency issues, which were the same problems Pittsburgh faced a year ago.

Morning take: This is the best way to utilize Cincinnati's weapons. I'm not sure the Bengals could go no-huddle all the time, but it should be a part of most game plans.

Morning take: This is something you took for granted in Baltimore. It's early, but a No. 17 ranking versus the run might be a legitimate concern.

  • The Cleveland Browns are 2-5 but have things to build on at the bye week.

Morning take: Although the record hasn't improved much, the Browns are better than they were a year ago. Still, Cleveland needs to win more in the second half of the season to further show progress.