Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
The Pittsburgh Steelers offered no official word, but it appears Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu (knee) will miss at least one game.
Morning take: Consider this a victory if this is the worst of the news. The Steelers will be fine if Polamalu only has to sit for the short term.
Are the Cincinnati Bengals taking a huge risk with running back Larry Johnson?
Morning take: I view this as a calculated risk. The Bengals are getting Johnson on the cheap, and I don’t think one player can bring this team down.
The Baltimore Ravens produced their first shutout of the season during Monday’s 16-0 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Morning take: Baltimore’s defense needed this kind of performance. The offense had been carrying the team nearly all season.
Is playing for a half considered progress for the Browns?
Morning take: It is considering how the Browns have played recently. But playing just a half still gets you beat most weeks.