Terrell Suggs Returning to the Ravens in Week 9 and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVOctober 9, 2012

Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times reports that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is hoping to make his return to the field in Week 9. This comes after Suggs tore his Achilles' tendon in May and having it surgically repaired.

Suggs in the reigning Defensive Player of the Year and the force behind the Ravens' pass rush. Without him, Baltimore's ability to get to opposing quarterbacks has been somewhat stifled. His return, after the Week 8 bye, should boost that ever-important area of the defense as long as he is fully healthy.


Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have sole possession of the AFC North and a 4-1 record, despite their offense getting off to a slow start so far this season. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun says that, with difficult games in the weeks ahead, the team must figure out how to get its offense going early in order to keep racking up wins.

Zach Evans of Bleacher Report also sees another problem with the Ravens this season—their propensity to play down to lesser opponents. He wonders who's to blame for this development.


Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals placed running back Bernard Scott on injured reserve on Monday after he tore his ACL in the team's Week 5 game against the Miami Dolphins. The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy takes a look at how the Bengals might approach the running back position going forward.

Bleacher Report's David Campbell breaks down the Bengals' winners and losers in the Week 5 loss to the Dolphins.


Cleveland Browns

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur does not regret calling for Brandon Weeden to throw on a 3rd-and-1 play against the New York Giants on Sunday that resulted in an interception, rather than having running back Trent Richardson go for the conversion.

Many believe that picking up a player in the supplemental draft is just a waste of time, but Bleacher Report's Jesse Reed contends they absolutely have value, especially in the case of Cleveland Browns 2012 supplemental pick Josh Gordon, who is quickly becoming a major component of their offense.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the biggest issue bothering head coach Mike Tomlin about his Pittsburgh Steelers are the penalties they keep amassing. They currently have been penalized 37 times, for 346 yards (Bouchette notes the Steelers have just 331 rushing yards on the season).

Bleacher Report's Dan Snyder breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly from the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.