+ Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, while wearing a Hines Ward jersey, had a message for Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl after losing a friendly wager between the two mayors. In other news, nearly four years later, Cincinnati mayor Mark Mallory is still working on throwing a baseball so that the next time he throws out a ceremonial first pitch, people won't say, "That's one of the worst opening pitches I've ever seen." The baseball was found in right field three days later.
+ Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack is heading to the Pro Bowl after Nick Mangold suffered an injury during the AFC Championship game last weekend. Mack becomes the second Cleveland Browns offensive lineman to be named on the Pro Bowl.
+ After a rough first half against the Ravens and a stalled second half against the Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers know that they'll need two good halves against the Green Bay Packers. Even though the Steelers only posted 73 yards in the second half against the Jets, the team just needed to kill time off of the clock and sit behind their 24-point half time lead.
+ The body of Brian Reed, the brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed, was recovered from the Mississippi river Tuesday night, reports WDSU. After being confronted by a deputy sheriff, Reed tried escaping by jumping into the river earlier this month.
+ The Browns named Chris Tabor as their new Special Teams coach after former Special Teams coach Brad Seely left for the San Francisco 49ers several days ago.
+ Baltimore Beatdown is debating whether the Ravens made the right choice in signing John Harbaugh in 2008. The team passed up on Rex Ryan, who remained as the defensive coordinator before leaving for New York to be the head coach for the Jets in 2009.