Morning take: Holmgren ready for Browns?

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

  • Former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is expected to inform the Cleveland Browns of his decision Monday.

Morning take: At this point, I’d be shocked if Holmgren doesn't join Cleveland. He turned down Seattle's offer, and the Browns are giving him complete control and a boatload of money.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace made a difficult, game-winning catch against the Green Bay Packers that was similar to Santonio Holmes' in the Super Bowl.

Morning take: Is Wallace really a rookie? This veteran team is not afraid to go to its most inexperienced receiver in the clutch, and that says a lot about Wallace.

Morning take: The Ravens (8-6) now are in a great spot after outscoring two NFC North teams (Chicago and Detroit) by a combined score of 79-10.

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer (314 yards) had his biggest passing day of the year in a loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Morning take: The Bengals silenced some critics who said they couldn't pass. But it resulted in a loss that will keep Cincinnati out of the No. 2 seed.