- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting story lines in the AFC North:
Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson was grilled pretty good Wednesday -- despite the bye week.
Morning take: "My brains are fine" was a pretty funny remark from Anderson. But will the offense be fine when it takes the field next week against the New York Giants?
Newly signed Bengals running back Cedric Benson looked good in his first practice Wednesday and will play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Morning take: The Bengals are ranked No. 30 in the league in rushing, so they need all the help they can get.
The Baltimore Ravens' top-ranked defense will be without defensive tackle Kelly Gregg and defensive backs Samari Rolle and Dawan Landry this week against the Tennessee Titans.
Morning take: Health will be an important part of the success of Baltimore's defense, particularly in the secondary where injuries hurt the team last year.
The race to replace offensive guard Kendall Simmons in Pittsburgh starts this week with Darnell Stapleton and Trai Essex.
Morning take: Keep in mind if neither Stapleton nor Essex pan out, the Steelers also have the option of moving the versatile Willie Colon to guard and starting backup tackle Max Starks.