Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
The Cleveland Browns could be losing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan , who is being pursued by the Dallas Cowboys for a similar role.
Morning take: With Pat Shurmur hired as head coach, Cleveland could be in line to switch to a 4-3 defense next season. If that's the case, Ryan is a good coach and won't have a problem landing another gig.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is simply playing for Super Bowl rings.
Morning take: Roethlisberger is an unconventional quarterback, but he's a winner first. Despite a four-game suspension, Roethlisberger has his team in the running for another title.
The Baltimore Ravens will keep their attention on Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace.
Morning take: Scoring will be at a minimum in Saturday's divisional game, but one or two big plays from Wallace could be the difference. The Steelers usually win when Wallace reaches the end zone.
Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andre Whitworth talked about failed expectations this season.
Morning take: Cincinnati always struggles with consistency. The team will be rebuilding in 2011 in hopes of eventually making another run in the AFC North.