Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC North:
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco says he's not focused on his rivalry with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Morning take: While it’s true quarterbacks don't share the field at the same time, quarterbacks are judged by winning. Flacco needs to win against Roethlisberger to eventually win the division.
Roethlisberger says he's happy the Steelers are healthy for their game against Baltimore.
Morning take: That's one of the advantages of both teams playing in Week 1. Chances are Baltimore and Pittsburgh will be hurting after this physical game.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is staying calm for the regular season.
Morning take: Winning is big for McCoy to solidify his job. He had a good preseasonm but now it's time to do it when it counts.
Will the Cincinnati Bengals finish 5-11?
Morning take: That will solidify coach Marvin Lewis’ prediction that the Bengals are better than last year (4-12). If Cincinnati can’t beat Cleveland in Week 1, it could be a long season.