Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Will the Cleveland Browns be able to run against the top-ranked run defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Morning take: No one has been able to do it so far. The Steelers take a lot of pride in stopping the run, and it doesn't help that tailback Peyton Hillis (quad) is banged up.
Pittsburgh offensively will open the playbook more with the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Morning take: It couldn't have been anymore closed. The game I covered in Tampa Bay, Charlie Batch threw three passes in the second half.
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl defensive lineman Haloti Ngata (knee) says he will play against the New England Patriots.
Morning take: Baltimore will need Ngata to control the line of scrimmage. He may be the team's early MVP after five games.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer went back to the fundamentals during the bye week.
Morning take: Defense isn't the main issue on this team, but the unit can still play better. Cincinnati certainly can improve getting to the quarterback.