Surging Steelers and slumping Ravens kick off Week 9 in NFL

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              FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass under pressure froom Baltimore Ravens linebacker Kenny Young (40) in the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. For the first time since 2014, these AFC North rivals will wrap up the season series before December. That doesn’t mean Sunday’s game against the Steelers is any less important to the skidding Ravens. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich, File)
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The surging Pittsburgh Steelers and the slumping Baltimore Ravens are among the NFL teams kicking off Week 9.

The AFC North-leading Steelers (4-2-1) are aiming for their fourth straight win on the road against the division rival Ravens (4-4), who have lost three of four.

Gregg Williams has a challenging debut as Cleveland’s interim head coach as the Browns (2-5-1) host the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs, who are a conference-best 7-1.

A pair of games later in the day, and night, should attract a lot of attention.

The undefeated Los Angeles Rams travel to face the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, who have lost only once. Under the lights in New England, Tom Brady will match up with the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers.