Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense will face another tough quarterback this week in Carson Palmer of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Morning take: Palmer still doesn’t have all of his timing back but still put up 31 points against the Green Bay Packers. I’m really looking forward to this matchup.
Speaking of the Steelers, is there a running back controversy brewing between Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall?
Morning take: Mendenhall showed some good things last weekend against the Chicago Bears. Eventually his play will dictate how many carries he receives.
Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini says their offensive woes go deeper than quarterback Brady Quinn.
Morning take: It’s natural for a quarterback to get a majority of the blame. But there aren't many players in Cleveland's offense performing at a high level right now.
Despite a stellar start, the defense of the Baltimore Ravens (2-0) is giving up a lot of plays in the passing game.
Morning take: Baltimore’s offense has masked many of those early defensive struggles. But the Ravens have a great chance to fix things Sunday with the Browns coming to town.