Morning take: Ryan beats Flacco for ROY

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

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

Morning take: Ryan had slightly better stats and more responsibility on his shoulders than Flacco. There is nothing wrong with this vote.

Morning take: Mangini has ties with the Browns and experience as a head coach. But Cleveland would be smarter to hire the general manager it wants first (Scott Pioli) before bringing in a head coach.

Morning take: I only partially agree. Ocho Cinco was definitely affected but not Houshmandzadeh, who had 92 catches and has skipped offseason programs the past few years.

Morning take: This will be a daily monitoring of when "Big Ben" will get back on the field. Chalk up one missed practice for the playoffs with a lot more sessions still remaining for Pittsburgh.