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Wake-up: Is Arians on Browns' radar?

Here is what is happening around the division heading into this season's final regular-season games:

RAVENS: After being selected to his third Pro Bowl, running back Ray Rice rewarded his blockers by giving them each 46-inch flat screen televisions. "I’m sitting here getting all these accolades. Those guys, they don’t live by accolades," Rice told the team's official website. "They live by putting their hand in the dirt and going to work. There’s no price you can put on how much you appreciate the dirty work for you.” Last week, quarterback Joe Flacco put Bose speaker systems in all of the lockers of his offensive linemen and of fullback Vonta Leach.

BENGALS: Josh Brown is the Bengals' kicker for the regular-season finale and the playoffs after the team placed Mike Nugent (right calf ) on injured reserve. Brown has made 8-of-9 field-goal attempts for the Bengals, with his only miss coming on that desperation 56-yard try at Pittsburgh last Sunday. It's unknown what the Bengals will do with Nugent going forward. He was the Cincinnati's franchise player this season ($2.7 million) after setting the team's scoring record in 2011. This season, he missed three of his last 12 field-goal attempts.

STEELERS: Wide receiver Mike Wallace might have played his last game with the Steelers after being ruled out (and later placed on injured reserve) with hip and hamstring injuries. Asked about the possibility that he would return to the Steelers as a free agent, Wallace said, via The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "I don't know, we'll see. I got big plans, no matter what the situation." It's the first time in Wallace's four-year career that he's missed a game.

BROWNS: It's unclear whether Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians is on the radar of the Browns, who are expected to fire Pat Shurmur on Monday. The Plain Dealer's Tom Reed believes Arians should be. "They could do a lot worse than hiring Arians as their next coach," Reed wrote. "He knows the market, he's aware of the franchise's deeply rooted dysfunction, he helps develop young quarterbacks, and he's successfully run a team at the NFL level -- albeit for 12 games." Arians was the Browns' offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003.