Compared to the rest of the division, the Ravens appear to not only be the best team, but the healthiest:
Steelers: Coach Mike Tomlin said defensive stalwarts, linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu, and running back Rashard Mendenhall all could return to the field Sunday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
Polamalu has missed the last two games with a calf injury and Harrison hasn't played this season because of a knee procedure in August. Mendenhall tore a knee ligament on Jan. 1 in the regular season finale.
"Based on what I'm looking at in terms of how they worked ... I think that's a safe assessment," Tomlin said at a news conference. "All the guys have performed well and have been able to get through practice. We're optimistic that they're going to be full participants."
The Steelers' defense is allowing 25 points per game and has generated only one interception and one fumble recovery. The running attack is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry.
Bengals: Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who has yet to play this season because of a knee injury, returned to practice this week and there is a chance he could play vs. the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
"I'm coming back on the field but that doesnt mean Im going to be playing," Kirkpatrick said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "This is a process. Were still taking it day by day My legs, they feel healthy. Its just all about the stamina if Im going to withstand the game and the practice."
Also, linebacker Dontay Moch, who hasn't played in the regular season because of a four-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, is back. Moch totaled 3.5 sacks in the preseason. Whether or not he'll be activated against the Dolphins, said the Enquirer, is unclear.
Browns: The receiving corp, already without Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), is in turmoil. Joshua Cribbs' availability for Sunday's game at the New York Giants is in doubt, too.
Cribbs received a concussion after a vicious hit on a return against the Ravens and his helmet flew off and the back of his head smashed against the surface. He didn't play again in that 23-16 loss for Cleveland.
He is undergoing neurological exams Tuesday, according to the Plain Dealer. Compounding depth issues at the position, Travis Benjamin appears to have an injured right knee after he was seen with it bandaged Friday. Coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't confirm that.
Shurmur called all three receivers day-to-day and he might activate Josh Cooper from the practice squad, according to the Plain Dealer.