Steelers Owner Dan Rooney Steps Down as Irish Ambassador and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVDecember 14, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers co-owner Dan Rooney has stepped down as the United States' ambassador to Ireland, reports Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Rooney returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday after holding the position since March 2009. He will now resume being one of the league's more active owners. 


Baltimore Ravens

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports that if Baltimore Ravens linebackers Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe cannot play this week, the defensive play-calling duties in the huddle will fall to undrafted free agent inside backer Josh Bynes. 

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Reid details how the Ravens defense can stop Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday.


Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that the Cincinnati Bengals' Thursday win over the Philadelphia Eagles doesn't do much to prove the Bengals truly are a good team or playoff contender.

Thomas Galicia of Bleacher Report breaks down five things the Bengals must fix before they potentially enter the playoffs.


Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot spoke with Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson about what could potentially be his last home game with the Browns this Sunday.

Bleacher Report's Amy Dittoe breaks down the 10 keys to a Browns win over the Washington Redskins this Sunday.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette examines why the Pittsburgh Steelers defense isn't generating turnovers like it has in seasons past.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report says that the Steelers' playoff hopes rest on the arm of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.