1. Why Gary Kubiak Staying in Baltimore Is Huge for Joe Flacco, Ravens

    In Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak 's first season with the team, the Ravens offense took a huge step forward. Under Kubiak's direction, Baltimore's offense was vastly improved from its poor 2013 showing...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 8,832 reads 37 comments

  2. Ravens' Banged-Up Secondary Finally Falters, Costs Baltimore Shot at Super Bowl

    The Baltimore Ravens had few weaknesses heading into Saturday's divisional-round playoff matchup against the New England Patriots . They had a run-stopping defense and an excellent pass-rushing front seven...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 18,500 reads 95 comments

  3. Can Justin Forsett Take Pressure off Flacco, Ravens' Passing Game vs. Patriots?

    Much has been made of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 's performance in the postseason dating back to his team's Super Bowl run two seasons ago...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 2,006 reads 10 comments

  4. Ravens Pass Rush Key to Stopping Tom Brady, Patriots Offense

    The Baltimore Ravens ' biggest asset this season has been their pass rush. The Ravens defense totaled 49 sacks in the regular season, tied for second-most with the Philadelphia Eagles ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 2,007 reads 28 comments

  5. Steelers Must Use Offseason to Finally Build a Younger Secondary

    Without question, the secondary was the Pittsburgh Steelers defense's biggest weakness in 2014. A combination of age and injury resulted in the Steelers defense ranking 26th in passing yards and 29th in passing touchdowns allowed per game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 14,239 reads 104 comments

  6. How Can Joe Flacco Keep Dominant Playoff Streak Alive?

    " Joe Flacco , what can you say. He's the best quarterback in football. We'll take him any day of the week, twice on Sunday or Saturday if that be the case," said Flacco 's coach ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 2,410 reads 11 comments

  7. 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 39,817 reads 292 comments

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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 9 months ago 36,951 reads 91 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 1,718 reads 5 comments

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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