Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Despite recent criticism, Mike Duffy of the Baltimore Ravens' team site writes the team is not apologizing for winning ugly.
Morning take: Baltimore entered the year with Super Bowl expectations. So there is a style-point factor applied to the Ravens. Fair or unfair, it comes with the territory.
With entertaining commercials and great play on the field, Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review explains how Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is coming out of his shell.
Morning take: Polamalu is very humble but he's always been interesting and insightful. And his acting is better than anyone expected.
Former longtime Cincinnati Bengal John Thornton says receiver Terrell Owens is both right and wrong for criticizing ownership and the coaching staff.
Morning take: No one disagrees with what Owens said. It's pretty clear the Bengals have failed this year as an organization. But the timing of Owens' comments do not help the situation.
Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes now is the time to play rookie quarterback Colt McCoy.
Morning take: Health permitting, McCoy has earned another chance. Cleveland's offense has struggled since he left the starting lineup.