Morning take: Ravens vs. Colts

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

  • After six days of playoff hype, the Baltimore Ravens will travel to play Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

Morning take: This isn't the sexiest playoff game this weekend, but it's still interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing the chess match between smart players like Manning, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis.

Morning take: Here is a hint: Although a lot can change over the next three months, we mentioned this player as an early favorite this week.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler is returning after interviewing with the Miami Dolphins.

Morning take: This is good news for the Steelers. Butler has done a great job with Pittsburgh's linebackers and would be a strong candidate to succeed current defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau when he retires.

  • The Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line has fewer questions today than it did a year ago.

Morning take: That much is true. This unit was one of the major surprises in 2009. But pass protection is still a work in progress.