AFC North evening links: Steelers' path

Here are the latest happenings Monday evening in the AFC North:

  • For the Pittsburgh Steelers to make their second Super Bowl appearance in three years, they will likely face a difficult path of beating the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.

  • Here is a good story on Ravens safety Ed Reed's decision to play Sunday in a wild-card win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • The Cleveland Browns have a lot of hurdles to clear in the offseason.

  • Here is more on Brett Kostoff, the Cincinnati Bengals fan who is auctioning his allegiance on eBay. Kostoff, who was also mentioned in our weekend mailbag, sent an update to the AFC North blog Monday.

"Well, I've had well over 2,000 hits in two days and 25 people are watching," Kostoff said. "Currently, the Chicago Bears are in the lead. ...With that said this thing doesn't do me much good if only Bengals fans read it. I need all NFL fans to read it so I get a fair shake on what team. Anything you can do to help, I would really appreciate it. Thank you!”

So there you have it. If you want Brett to cheer for the Steelers, Ravens, Browns or any NFL team next year, check him out on eBay.