Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is ahead of schedule.
Morning take: Roethlisberger struggled against the New Orleans Saints but has been pretty solid overall. But there's still room to grow.
Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Andre Smith will get a huge test Monday against Steelers Pro Bowl outside linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.
Morning take: The Bengals drafted Smith No. 6 overall and gave him a $42 million contract to thrive in division games like this. Will Smith step up?
Former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick says the Cleveland Browns need to find out if rookie quarterback Colt McCoy can play.
Morning take: Veterans Seneca Wallace (ankle) and Jake Delhomme (ankle) have missed practice this week. So McCoy should get at least one more start against the New England Patriots.
Ravens linebacker/defensive end Terrell Suggs says opposing quarterbacks are feeling the pass rush, despite a lack of sacks.
Morning take: Minus a few exceptions, I didn't see that against the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (382 yards, four touchdowns) had time to shred Baltimore's defense.