- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Terrell Owens called Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger "soft" for his reaction after getting hit in the face last week.
Speaking of the Steelers, head coach Mike Tomlin took the high road in reaction to the $25,000 fine levied to Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour.
Morning take: I agree with Tomlin. That's in the past, the verdict is in and it's time to move on to the next game.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says quarterback Joe Flacco has a competitive fire.
Morning take: Lost in the sideline altercation with veteran receiver Derrick Mason is that Flacco didn't back down. I'm not sure Flacco, who is growing into a leader, would have done that two years ago as a rookie.
Should the Cleveland Browns (3-7) be wary of the Carolina Panthers (1-9)?
Morning take: The Browns can't afford to overlook anyone. The bar has been raised after a pair of signature wins, and they need to get hot now by pouncing on teams like Carolina.