1. Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger Are Doomed Without Return of Dominant Running Game

    The Pittsburgh Steelers run game was the worst it has been in a long time in 2012, contributing to the Steelers putting up their worst overall offensive yardage total since 2008...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 5,471 reads 58 comments

  2. What Worked, What Didn't in Cincinnati Bengals Week 1 Loss to Bears

    The Cincinnati Bengals dropped their Week 1 contest to the Chicago Bears , losing 24-21. However, in that loss there were many bright spots for both the offense and defense—however, those were also augmented by ugly moments that led to a loss...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 4,398 reads 32 comments

  3. Loss to Dolphins Proves the Browns Offense Must Run Through Trent Richardson

    In the Cleveland Browns ' Week 1, 23-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins , the team converted just one of its 14 third downs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 4,833 reads 61 comments

  4. How Much Can Jonathan Dwyer Really Help Depleted Steelers Backfield?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed a mere 15 times for 32 yards in their season-opening, 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 26,071 reads 104 comments

  5. What Went Wrong in Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 1 Dud Against Tennessee Titans?

    Forget playing down to a seemingly inferior opponent—the Pittsburgh Steelers were the inferior team in their opening-day 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 26,073 reads 206 comments

  6. The Steelers Won't 'Play Down' to Their Opponents, Starting with the Titans

    The Pittsburgh Steelers went 8-8 in 2012 for a number of reasons—a bad running game, a down year for both pass rush and generating turnovers, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger 's rib and shoulder injury...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 7,834 reads 64 comments

  7. Can the Baltimore Ravens Contend for Another Title Without a Juggernaut Defense?

    The first regular-season game of the 2013 NFL season has come and gone, and the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens have already fallen, losing to the Denver Broncos , 49-27...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 2,678 reads 22 comments

  8. Offseason Worries Plague Baltimore Ravens in Loss, Will It Continue?

    When the Baltimore Ravens willfully let a number of their defensive veterans, along with wide receiver Anquan Boldin, go after the Super Bowl, it seemed like a monumental task to replace them...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 2,777 reads 49 comments

  9. Are the Baltimore Ravens Primed for a Super Bowl Repeat?

    A 10-6 record and the AFC North title got the Baltimore Ravens to the playoffs last year, and timing, talent and a legendary goal-line stand won them the Super Bowl...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 3,183 reads 9 comments

  10. What to Make of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Tight-End-by-Committee Approach

    While Heath Miller continues to rehabilitate the knee he injured at the end of the 2012 season and Matt Spaeth sits on the injured reserve/recall list until Week 9, the Pittsburgh ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 4,530 reads 10 comments

  11. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 5

    Tuesday night marked the final episode of HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals , which means two things: The last preseason game is upon us, and the final round of roster cuts down to 53 players isn't far behind...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 5,893 reads 2 comments

  12. What on Earth Are the Cleveland Browns Doing at the Running Back Position?

    Since announcing their roster cuts last week and on Saturday, the makeup of the Cleveland Browns has changed significantly, particularly at the running back position...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 20,748 reads 42 comments

  13. The Cincinnati Bengals Picked the Perfect Time to Extend Geno Atkins' Contract

    On Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with defensive tackle Geno Atkins ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 9,685 reads 43 comments

  14. Cincinnati Bengals' Preseason Run Game Is Their Newest Dangerous Weapon

    Considering that it's headlined by players like A.J. Green , Tyler Eifert , Jermaine Gresham and Mohamed Sanu , m uch has been made of the Cincinnati Bengals ' passing game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 5,074 reads 7 comments

  15. Why Aren't the Baltimore Ravens Running the Ball Well in the Preseason?

    With running backs like Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce on the roster and an ongoing struggle to find the right (and healthy) receiving weapons for quarterback Joe Flacco , it would ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 1,351 reads 12 comments

  16. Are the Steelers Making a Mistake Starting Isaac Redman over Jonathan Dwyer?

    With rookie running back Le'Veon Bell sidelined with a foot sprain that could keep him out for at least the first month of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find someone else who can handle the starting job while Bell is out...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 23,213 reads 72 comments

  17. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 4

    Tuesday night marked the next-to-last episode of this season of HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals . Training camp is nearly over and the regular NFL season is approaching...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 months ago 9,507 reads 1 comments

  18. Cleveland Browns Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    It's Week 4 of the preseason, which means it's the hardest period of time for many in the NFL —cut week. Teams must reduce their rosters to 75 players by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday and down to their 53-man, regular-season rosters by 6 p...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 35,012 reads 108 comments

  19. Baltimore Ravens Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    With training camps and the preseason winding down, now comes the time for NFL teams to begin to trim their rosters down. They need to be reduced from 90 players to 75 by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday and then down to 53 men by 6 p...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 21,174 reads 14 comments

  20. Cincinnati Bengals Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    Week 1 in the NFL rapidly approaches, which means teams need to trim their rosters down from the maximum 90 they were allowed for training camp to the 53 men required for the regular season...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 21,641 reads 12 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Steelers Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The NFL enters the fourth week of the preseason, which means the regular season rapidly approaches. However, teams need to make a few tweaks to their rosters until that happens...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 53,310 reads 60 comments

  22. The Pendulum Swings Back for the Browns' Starters vs. Colts

    The Cleveland Browns starters came into their Week 3 preseason meeting against the Indianapolis Colts looking sharp in their last two outings...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 5,341 reads 100 comments

  23. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from the Ravens' Preseason Week 3 Loss

    The Baltimore Ravens were defeated by the Carolina Panthers 34-27 in their third preseason game of the year. Despite the loss, there were many reasons why the Ravens should be pleased with there performance...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 4,807 reads 22 comments

  24. Steelers Dodge Apparent Bullet Based on Mike Tomlin's Remarks about Le'Veon Bell

    Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the worst rushing offense performances in years, averaging a mere 96.1 yards per game running the ball...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 9,199 reads 33 comments

  25. Taking a Closer Look at the Cleveland Browns' Backfield

    When Cleveland Browns breakout running back Dion Lewis broke his leg in the team's preseason Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions , it sent the team's backfield into chaos...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 year ago 13,788 reads 48 comments