Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens rookie right tackle Michael Oher expects to have some nerves before Sunday’s season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Morning take: Based on his play in the preseason, he will be fine. I’m more worried about Oher in Week 12 and 16 based on his prior comments.
Receiver Chad Ochocinco says the Cincinnati Bengals will go 12-4 this year.
Morning take: Ochocinco predicted months ago the Bengals were going to the playoffs. Now we know he anticipates (possibly) going as AFC North champ.
Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington (hamstring) may be fine to play in Thursday’s season opener against his former team in the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Morning take: When I talked with Washington Sunday, I got the sense that he was optimistic about his chances. So it wouldn’t surprise me if he made it back for this game.
The “Williams Wall” for the Minnesota Vikings was cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: First, quarterback Brett Favre returns right before the regular season and now this happens. The Browns just can’t catch a break.