Former Browns, Ravens Owner Art Modell Passes Away and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 6, 2012

Former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell passed away on Thursday at age 87. Though widely known as the man who stole the Browns away from Cleveland and turned them into the Ravens, he also helped create the first collective bargaining agreement with players, among other achievements. 


Baltimore Ravens

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw and guard Marshal Yanda will indeed play in Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but that tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson are game-time decisions.

Kyle Casey of Bleacher Report breaks down the Ravens' five keys to defeating the Bengals.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer takes a look at what we might expect to see out of the Bengals' run game against the Ravens on Monday.

Bleacher Report's Chris Roling breaks down what it would take for the Bengals to emerge as AFC North champions this season.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Art Modell's accomplishments will forever be overshadowed in Cleveland by his moving the Browns to Baltimore.

Tom Reed of the Plain Dealer reports that Browns cornerback Joe Haden hasn't yet received word on the status of his appeal of the suspension he was handed down by the league, meaning he's definitely playing on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review takes a look at how the Steelers have fared against Peyton Manning, with the team's season opener against the Manning-led Denver Broncos set for Sunday night.

Joseph Bruno of Bleacher Report gives his predictions for each of the Steelers' 16 games this season.