Morning take: Cribbs vs. Hester

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

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

  • Two of the NFL's best return specialists will meet Sunday when Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears faces off against Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns.

Morning take: With the way both teams performed last week, special teams may be the most exciting part of this matchup.

  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth believes the defense will improve Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Morning take: With two weeks to correct some issues, I agree with Foxworth. Expect to see a solid defensive performance from Baltimore in a big game.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who has sickle-cell, has a tough decision to make when the team travels to play Denver in high altitude on Nov. 9.

Morning take: The last time Clark played in Denver he had serious complications and health issues. Football is just a game. Perhaps he should pass.

  • Cincinnati Bengals tight end J.P. Foschi has moved ahead of Daniel Coats for the starting role.

Morning take: I’m not surprised by this move. Coats couldn’t catch the football, and in Cincinnati’s offense that’s not going to fly for very long.