Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
The Baltimore Ravens acknowledge they're still looking up to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Morning take: These franchises are very close, but the Steelers usually win the big games. Quarterback play currently is the biggest difference.
Speaking of quarterbacks, is Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers on pace for the Hall of Fame?
Morning take: I don't like to look too far ahead. But with two Super Bowl rings and four AFC Championship Games, Roethlisberger is building a tremendous résumé. Can he advance to his third Super Bowl on Sunday?
Should the Cleveland Browns stay in a 3-4 defense?
Morning take: New head coach Pat Shurmur should do what he's most comfortable with, and that's likely switching to a 4-3 defense. The Browns spent all last season running systems the coach and front office didn't agree with, and it’s time to get on the same page.
The television ratings for the Cincinnati Bengals dropped this season.
Morning take: I think the Bengals as an organization need to be really careful. Fan confidence is pretty low and people are showing it via blackouts and lower television ratings.