Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC North:
Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu will rest his Achilles and sit out of practice until the end of the week.
Morning take: At this point in the season, Polamalu doesn't need many practice reps. It's better to have him close to 100 percent in what is sure to be a brutally physical playoff game against Baltimore.
Speaking of the Ravens, they are three-point underdogs Saturday against the Steelers.
Morning take: This line tells me these two teams are as even as it gets. The home team usually gets a few points, which is the only thing separating these two clubs.
NFL analyst Cris Collinsworth believes the Cincinnati Bengals are a "mortal lock" to win the AFC North in 2011.
Morning take: It's rarely a good idea to make next season's predictions this early. Collinsworth could have at least waited until the draft and/or free agency to make that call.
New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will interview with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday.
Morning take: Fewell is the first defensive coach to formally interview in Cleveland. But I still believe, in the end, Holmgren will choose an offensive-minded coach.