Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC North:
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is happy with the way his group is playing this season.
Morning take: It’s a scrappy unit that is fighting every week. Cincinnati also has quietly gone eight consecutive games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.
The Baltimore Ravens can prove they are legit contenders with a road win over the Green Bay Packers.
Morning take: This is a winnable game for the Ravens. Their physical style matches up well against Green Bay, but Baltimore needs to be more sound and commit less penalties.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are in crisis mode for December.
Morning take: Pittsburgh (6-5) needs to end its three-game losing streak ASAP to have a chance at the postseason. Right now the Oakland Raiders (3-8) are standing in its way.
After a year away from football, former Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel wants back in.
Morning take: Good for Crennel to take a breather after hip surgery and a tough run in Cleveland. It will be interesting to see if he lands somewhere next season.