Morning take: Big game for Ray Rice?

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

  • Is Baltimore Ravens tailback Ray Rice primed for a big game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Morning take: Baltimore's offense is at its best when Rice is running well, and Tampa has allowed six 100-yard rushers in the past eight games.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers rookie receiver Emmanuel Sanders continues to make strides.

Morning take: Sanders seems to be getting better every week. His development is a good addition to Pittsburgh's passing game.

Morning take: I don't see things getting better next week either against the reigning champion New Orleans Saints.

  • Here is a further look at Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

Morning take: Daboll has been a lightning rod for Browns fans. He has to do a much better job of getting the Browns going down the stretch or his job is in jeopardy.