Morning take: Steelers' CBs respond to Ocho

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC North:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and William Gay are amused by Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco’s comments that they will "kiss the baby" on Sunday.

Morning take: The funny part is Taylor and Gay have no idea what “kiss the baby” means. I take it they weren't regular viewers of HBO’s "Hard Knocks" series this summer.

  • The Cleveland Browns (0-2) may be without starting tailback Jamal Lewis (hamstring) when they travel to face the Baltimore Ravens (2-0).

Morning take: If Lewis can’t go, that would leave undersized backup Jerome Harrison and rookie James Davis to carry the ball for the Browns. It could be a long weekend for Cleveland.

Morning take: I have a feeling this is the week Baltimore puts together a complete game defensively. The Browns are struggling on offense in just about every area.

  • Can the Bengals’ offensive line hold off the Steelers?

Morning take: This was a major question I had this offseason, and I’m looking forward to finding out the answer. Cincinnati’s offense line played well against the Green Bay Packers, but Pittsburgh’s front seven is a much stiffer test.