Morning take: Josh Cribbs responds

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

  • Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl kick returner Josh Cribbs tweets that he has no hard feelings towards Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

Morning take: Cribbs suffered a concussion via Harrison's hit but admits it’s part of the game. Both have known each other since their college days at Kent State.

Morning take: Pittsburgh is the NFL's best team at stopping the run and hasn't allowed a running back to get more than 42 yards all season. That quickly makes opponents one dimensional.

  • All signs are pointing to a return for Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.

Morning take: The Ravens are in a win-win situation. Reed will either get tested Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, or sit and get two more weeks to heal.

Morning take: Ochocinco, who has been relatively subdued this season, hopes this gets him going again. The Bengals offense could definitely use a big game from the receiver.