Morning take: Can Ravens keep pace?

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

  • The Baltimore Ravens (10-4) need to beat the Cleveland Browns (5-9) to remain in contention for the AFC North title.

Morning take: The Pittsburgh Steelers' blowout of the Carolina Panthers puts pressure on Baltimore to keep pace. Can Steeler Nation really root for Cleveland this weekend?

Morning take: This was a very business-like game by the Steelers. They put the Panthers away early and offered no hope for an upset.

Morning take: Cribbs hasn't made much of an impact after dislocating four toes in November. But he deserves credit for toughing it out and not complaining about his ailments.

  • San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers says he's ready for the Cincinnati Bengals and the cold weather.

Morning take: This is a must-win game for San Diego (8-6). Rivers is on a nice run this season but it won't mean nearly as much to him if he doesn't make the playoffs.