Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach is ready to bang heads against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Morning take: Leach was brought to Baltimore, in part, to help the Ravens run against the Steelers. It will be a tall task. But Leach believes he's up for the challenge.
The Steelers are working on an 11th-hour deal to sign safety Troy Polamalu to an extension.
Morning take: The Steelers usually do not negotiate during the regular season, so both sides have just a few days to get a new contract done. I'm not sure if the Steelers can squeeze out enough cap space.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley and Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy are like brothers.
Morning take: Both were college teammates at Texas and involved in each other's weddings. But the goal Sunday is to lead their team to victory.
Cleveland's new-look defense will try to get off to a good start.
Morning take: Seeing a 4-3 defense in Cleveland will be different from the past several years. The Browns also have a lot of young pieces defensively that need to play well.