1. Can Andy Dalton Ever Give Bengals Enough from QB Position in the Postseason?

    All Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had to do to quiet the critics who believe he shrinks in big-game situations was defeat the Indianapolis Colts on the road in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 39,810 reads 292 comments

  2. Bengals Offense Must Be Run First, Run Often to Beat Colts

    The Cincinnati Bengals will be without one of their biggest weapons on Sunday when they face the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Wide receiver A.J...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 2,080 reads 1 comments

  3. Le'Veon Bell's Absence Looms Large as Steelers Offense Falters in Wild-Card Loss

    It was no big secret that running back Le'Veon Bell 's absence in the Pittsburgh Steelers ' wild-card matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night was going to hurt their offense...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 14,157 reads 152 comments

  4. For Joe Flacco to Regain Form, Ravens Receivers Must Stop Dropping Passes

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been known for his inconsistency over the years—good games followed by poor ones with no explanation. This season, he's settled down some...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 3,584 reads 15 comments

  5. What Does Ben Tate Offer the Steelers Against Baltimore on Saturday?

    On the heels of the Pittsburgh Steelers ' leading rusher Le'Veon Bell suffering a hyperextended right knee in the team's Week 17 defeat of the Cincinnati Bengals , the team has signed veteran free agent Ben Tate ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 43,311 reads 93 comments

  6. Can Josh Harris, Dri Archer Help Steelers Survive Possible Le'Veon Bell Absence?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers ' 27-17 defeat of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night to win the AFC North crown was bittersweet, for with it came a knee injury to the team's leading rusher, running back Le'Veon Bell ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 16,161 reads 61 comments

  7. Forget Bad Dalton, Pass Rush Is Bengals' Biggest Concern Heading into Playoffs

    The Cincinnati Bengals are no longer the AFC's third playoff seed. That honor now belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers after they defeated the Bengals 27-17 on Sunday night...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 1,876 reads 14 comments

  8. What Can We Expect from the Baltimore Ravens This Postseason?

    The Baltimore Ravens shook off a flat, unmotivated first half to come away with a Week 17 victory over the Cleveland Browns ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 13,083 reads 53 comments

  9. How Joe Flacco and the Ravens Offense Can Bounce Back from Bad Game vs. Houston

    Sunday's 25-13 Baltimore Ravens loss to the Houston Texans might not have been Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 's worst game of his career. However, it was his worst game of the 2014 season, and it happened at a costly time...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 2,836 reads 19 comments

  10. Bengals Minimizing Andy Dalton's Impact, Figuring Out New Winning Formula

    The dominant storyline for the Cincinnati Bengals heading into Monday night's matchup against the Denver Broncos was how the Bengals would fare under the prime-time lights...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 7,226 reads 37 comments

  11. Steelers End Playoff Drought by Simply Taking Care of Business vs. Chiefs

    The Pittsburgh Steelers , as part of a crowded AFC playoff field, needed a win at home Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs . And a win they got—a 20-12 defeat of a Chiefs team that couldn't score a touchdown...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 20,728 reads 118 comments

  12. After 13 Games on the Bench, Browns Need to Show Patience with Johnny Manziel

    We all know what happened. The Cleveland Browns benched incumbent starting quarterback Brian Hoyer after four bad games and three losses, going instead with rookie Johnny Manziel under center in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 36,951 reads 91 comments

  13. Ravens Can't Let Banged Up Secondary Derail Playoff Hopes

    The Baltimore Ravens put two more defensive backs on injured reserve on Tuesday, with rookie safety Terrence Brooks and cornerback Asa Jackson being shelved for the year with knee injuries, via The Baltimore Sun 's Aaron Wilson...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 1,718 reads 5 comments

  14. Can Bengals' Run Game Carry Andy Dalton, Cincinnati into Playoffs?

    The Cincinnati Bengals traveled to Cleveland in Week 15, beating the rival Browns 30-0. Uncharacteristically, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton did not have a great day, yet the team was dominant...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 3,999 reads 15 comments

  15. Steelers Finally Overcome Inconsistency to Drop Falcons, Inch Closer to Playoffs

    It seemed like a perfect setup for a Pittsburgh Steelers loss in Week 15: a road game against a five-win NFC South team, coming a week after a 42-21 domination of the Cincinnati Bengals ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 16,013 reads 53 comments

  16. Andy Dalton Must Learn from Past Failures vs. Browns

    As quarterback Andy Dalton goes, so do the Cincinnati Bengals . We've seen the repercussions, both good and bad, of this dependence on the quarterback since he took the starting job in 2011...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 1,483 reads 10 comments

  17. Brian Hoyer Gave Browns No Choice but to Start Johnny Manziel

    For at least two months of this NFL season, Brian Hoyer was the feel-good story of the year. He won the Cleveland Browns ' starting quarterback job as the hometown kid, the lifelong fan earning his dream job...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 5,869 reads 52 comments

  18. Ravens Finally Developing Young Stable of Wide Receivers for Joe Flacco

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has experience, talent and a strong arm to his credit. One thing he's lacked over the years, however, is a reliable group of receivers...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 4,415 reads 21 comments

  19. Bengals Lacking the Killer Instinct Needed to Hold onto AFC North Crown

    Though the Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 in Week 14, the loss does not take them out of contention in the AFC North...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 2,447 reads 26 comments

  20. Steelers Need Consistency To Make Postseason Dream a Reality

    The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Cincinnati with a 12-3 win-loss record against the Bengals on their home turf, dating back to the year 2000. It might be the most lopsided road-win record in the NFL ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 15,480 reads 66 comments

  21. How Can the Ravens Compensate for Loss of Suspended Haloti Ngata?

    The Baltimore Ravens announced on Thursday that five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata would be suspended by the NFL for the final four games of the season ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 2,412 reads 7 comments

  22. How Sticking with Brian Hoyer Impacts QB, Johnny Manziel and Browns' Future

    The Cleveland Browns made it official on Wednesday: The starting quarterback job will remain in Brian Hoyer 's hands for now...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 33,052 reads 151 comments

  23. Atrocious Pass Defense Is Steelers' Biggest Worry

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was supposed to be better in Week 13. They got back safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor from their respective injuries. They were coming off of the bye week...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 4,938 reads 48 comments

  24. Ravens Need Discipline, Cohesion to Be Playoff Contenders

    By the time the fourth quarter commenced on Sunday, it appeared the Baltimore Ravens would get the better of their visiting opponents, the San Diego Chargers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 1,491 reads 14 comments

  25. Bengals, Dalton Overcome Terrible 1st Half, Keep Hold of AFC North's Top Spot

    For the first half of the Cincinnati Bengals ' eventual 14-13 defeat of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , it seemed as though a Bengals victory would be nearly impossible...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 6,705 reads 37 comments