1. Upstart Browns, Brian Hoyer Not Good Enough to Overcome Offensive Line Problems

    When Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack went down with a broken leg against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6, it was evident there would be a time of transition...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 4,843 reads 110 comments

  2. Bengals Must Increase Gio Bernard's Targets to Compensate for Offensive Injuries

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is one of the most versatile players at his position in the NFL . Whether running with the ball or catching passes, he's a playmaker in nearly every game he's in...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 3,503 reads 9 comments

  3. Increased Pass Targets for Le'Veon Bell Will Keep Steelers out of Offensive Rut

    The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has been effective this season, averaging a sixth-best 396.5 yards per game. However, it has also been predictable...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,257 reads 28 comments

  4. Little Things Plaguing Bengals Threaten a Potentially Great Season

    On paper, the Cincinnati Bengals ' season thus far doesn't seem to be going too poorly. They have a 3-1-1 record, and though no longer in the lead in the AFC North, they are still very much in the running...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 1,370 reads 12 comments

  5. What Do Mack and Bryant's Injuries Mean for Browns Going Forward?

    The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers , 31-10, on Sunday, but they did not emerge from the victory unscathed...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 5,271 reads 9 comments

  6. Ravens Proving That Balanced Attack Is Key for Joe Flacco and Offensive Success

    One of the true hallmarks of a dominant NFL team is its ability to defeat weaker opponents, whether at home or on the road...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 6,206 reads 7 comments

  7. Can Mohamed Sanu Carry the Bengals Through the Air in A.J. Green's Absence?

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was carted off of the practice field on Wednesday, apparently re-aggravating a toe injury that has already cost him one game. He's not expected to play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 5,437 reads 6 comments

  8. Ravens' Weaknesses Turning Them into Mediocre Team

    After five games, the Baltimore Ravens are a highly respectable 3-2 in a very competitive AFC North. Prior to meeting the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5, they were coming off a dominant win over the Carolina Panthers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 6,285 reads 20 comments

  9. Browns Defense Not Living Up to Expectations so Far This Season

    Through four games, the Cleveland Browns are an impressive 2-2 and are coming off of the team's first road win in over a year. However, it's not all going well, particularly on defense...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,594 reads 15 comments

  10. Bengals Won't Join AFC's Elite Until Cincinnati Learns to Win in Prime Time

    The Cincinnati Bengals struggle on the big stage. That has been a prevailing narrative about this team since Andy Dalton became the Bengals' starting quarterback in 2011...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,032 reads 45 comments

  11. How the Browns Managed Huge Comeback Win Against Titans

    The Cleveland Browns found themselves in familiar territory Sunday against the Tennessee Titans : in a significant halftime deficit. The Browns were down 28-10 at halftime and at one point trailed a miserable 28-3...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 176,032 reads 83 comments

  12. What Makes Antonio Brown Such a Dominant Receiver for the Steelers?

    The 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers may have a few question marks on their roster at present, but wide receiver Antonio Brown is clearly not among them...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 8,756 reads 62 comments

  13. How Ben Tate's Return Will Impact Browns' Backfield in Week 5 and Beyond

    Though limited in practice on Wednesday, Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate is expected back in the active starting lineup for the team's Week 5 contest against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 20,260 reads 37 comments

  14. What the Bengals Can Expect from Marvin Jones' Return from Injury

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is set to make his 2014 debut after missing the first three games with a broken foot...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 15,921 reads 13 comments

  15. Do the Baltimore Ravens Not Need Bernard Pierce?

    Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce seems to have disappeared. Once a favorite to lock down the starting job, thanks to his collegiate experience running in a blocking ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 10,422 reads 14 comments

  16. Steve Smith's Big Day a Highlight as Ravens Offense Finds Balance

    When veteran wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. joined the Baltimore Ravens in March, he was asked about the looming 2014 Week 4 contest against his former team, the Carolina Panthers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,269 reads 7 comments

  17. Why the Bengals Defense Is Giving Up Yards but Not Points

    Through three games, the Cincinnati Bengals possess the top-scoring defense in the NFL , allowing an average of 11 points to their opponents...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,417 reads 15 comments

  18. How the Ravens Can and Should Run the Ball Against the Carolina Panthers

    While the biggest storyline for the Baltimore Ravens ' Week 4 contest against the Panthers will inevitably be Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 2,251 reads 4 comments

  19. Steelers Turn to James Harrison, Defensive Depth to Overcome Rash of Injuries

    The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night with a 37-19 victory, aided greatly by a defensive performance that resembled that of its Super Bowl-caliber recent past...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 50,468 reads 65 comments

  20. Ravens Better Equipped to Survive Dennis Pitta's Absence This Year

    The Baltimore Ravens escaped Cleveland with a win over the Browns on Sunday, but they didn't emerge from the contest unscathed. Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was carted off the field and taken to a Cleveland hospital for examination...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 3,519 reads 3 comments

  21. Bell, Blount Prove Why They're the Perfect 1-2 Combo for the Pittsburgh Steelers

    The pass-heavy Pittsburgh Steelers faltered in Week 2 against the rival Baltimore Ravens . Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed the ball 37 times compared to a combined 18 Steelers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 22,302 reads 37 comments

  22. Are the Browns True Contenders in the AFC North?

    For the third straight week, the Cleveland Browns ' fate came down to a game's final seconds. In Week 1, a Pittsburgh Steelers field goal with five seconds remaining led to a 30-27 loss...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 23,376 reads 91 comments

  23. Bengals Don't Need A.J. Green to Defeat Titans, Should Rest Star WR in Week 3

    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was optimistic on Wednesday that star wideout A.J. Green should be ready to play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 3,444 reads 4 comments

  24. What Should Be the Pittsburgh Steelers' Offensive Identity This Season?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-1 after two games, owing heavily to inconsistent performances on offense, particularly in the passing game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 4,225 reads 31 comments

  25. Are Bengals Quietly Becoming One of NFL's Best Offenses?

    The Cincinnati Bengals are one of seven teams with a 2-0 record, and though it's early in the season, they certainly look like they deserve to be undefeated...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 4,053 reads 14 comments