Morning take: Steelers get only 'W' in division

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting story lines in the AFC North:

Morning take: The Steelers came into the season with the NFL's toughest schedule, yet enter the bye week at 4-1. It wasn't always pretty, but the results were effective.

Morning take: That mystery writer also was impressed with the depth Pittsburgh has shown the past two weeks, which will serve the Steelers well later in the year.

  • According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, the Baltimore Ravens were highly upset with a late personal foul penalty call on Terrell Suggs that contributed to Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Morning take: In fact, we noticed a pair of shoddily officiated games this weekend involving AFC North teams, with the other being the Steelers-Jaguars contest. The worst part of this particular call was it came at a crucial time of the game.

  • Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer wonders if a 31-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys counts as a victory of sorts for the Bengals?

Morning take: Only if Cincinnati builds on Sunday's solid showing. If the Bengals lay an egg next week and fall to 0-6, everyone will quickly forget how well the team competed Sunday against one of the NFL's best.