Morning take: Ravens advance

Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC North:

Morning take: I agree with this column. There is a lot for Ravens fans to get excited about if the team continues to play this way. But the Indianapolis Colts (14-2) have always been a tough matchup for Baltimore.

Morning take: The Bengals exceeded everyone’s expectations outside the locker room this year. But based on their reaction Saturday, it was clear the team had bigger goals.

Morning take: This is not your father’s Steelers offense. But with a few improvements in the power running game and better execution in the red zone, this unit could be elite in 2010.

Morning take: Heckert and president Mike Holmgren are the strongest pairing Cleveland has had in its front office in a long time. Both had success in other organizations and hope to create that same magic in Cleveland.