Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:
The Baltimore Ravens (12-4) will carry a four-game winning streak into the playoffs when they play the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6).
Morning take: The Ravens caught a break to avoid the Indianapolis Colts in the first round. Every playoff team is tough, but Kansas City is a better matchup.
Are the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers on a collision course?
Morning take: As the AFC North blogger, I would prefer these two teams meet in the AFC title game. But there's a chance these rivals could have a third bloodbath in Heinz Field on Jan. 15 if the Jets beat the Colts.
Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy says he isn't rattled after throwing three picks against the Steelers.
Morning take: McCoy had six interceptions in his final two games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore. He got a good taste of the competition he has to be beat if he's going to help turn the Browns around.
What should coach Marvin Lewis do now that his contract is up with the Cincinnati Bengals?
Morning take: I agree with Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty. Lewis is not going to get what he wants out of Bengals ownership. It's a tough situation to win consistently and Lewis has probably maxed out, all things considered.