Roethlisberger Likes the Dink-and-Dunk and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVOctober 26, 2012

Last week, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that offensive coordinator Todd Haley's offense isn't about big plays and characterized it as "dink-and-dunk," and many thought he did so derisively. 

Not so, apparently.

Roethlisberger followed up on those comments to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, saying that the dink-and-dunk works just fine—that it moves the chains and allows for big plays later on. He added that the initial comment "wasn't meant in a negative way."


Baltimore Ravens

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun gives a quick breakdown of all seven Baltimore Ravens games thus far and details just how they got to 5-2.

Bleacher Report's James Reagan gives us the biggest obstacles in the Ravens' way when it comes to winning the Super Bowl this season.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hopes to use the bye week as a chance to regroup mentally and refresh himself physically before the grueling second half of the season gets started.

Sean O'Donnell of Bleacher Report suggests five adjustments the Bengals can make over the bye week.


Cleveland Browns

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer's comments that Cleveland Browns rookie Brandon Weeden is indeed poised to be that team's franchise quarterback.

Bleacher Report's Todd Edwards give us his take on the Browns' most- and least-improved players through the first half of the season.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that the Pittsburgh Steelers may just break out and dust off their big-play passing offense this Sunday when they host the Washington Redskins.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report breaks down the ways the Steelers defense has struggled so far this season.