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?
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh showed no mercy during a 27-3 victory over Carolina.
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.
Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl kick returner Josh Cribbs explains why he's playing hurt.
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.