1. Reliable Jerricho Cotchery is Ben Roethlisberger's New Heath Miller

    For years—since 2005 to be exact— Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller has been quarterback Ben Roethlisberger 's go-to receiver. He's been reliable, catching 441 of a career 572 pass targets...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 7,592 reads 16 comments

  2. How the Browns Can Be Playoff Contenders Instead of Just Playoff Spoilers

    Though the Cleveland Browns have a 4-6 record, the same as division-mates the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens , they are in third place in the AFC North thanks to tiebreakers...

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  3. Is the Ravens' Running Game Finally Back?

    The Baltimore Ravens fell in overtime to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, 23-20. That's not good news for the defending Super Bowl champions, whose 4-6 record puts them in last place in the AFC North...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 2,011 reads 7 comments

  4. Are the Steelers Actually a Threat to the Bengals in the AFC North?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a two-game win streak with their 37-27 upset of the Detroit Lions on Sunday...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 14,893 reads 78 comments

  5. Can the Cincinnati Defense Continue to Carry Bengals Through Dalton's Struggles?

    The Cincinnati Bengals managed to stave off the threat by AFC North rivals the Cleveland Browns on Sunday with a 41-20 win that brought their record to 7-4 and further cemented their lead in the division...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 5,383 reads 131 comments

  6. How Andy Dalton Can End 2-Game Slide vs. Browns

    For the past two weeks, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has played the worst football of his brief NFL career...

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  7. Pros and Cons of the Steelers Trading Ben Roethlisberger Next Year

    On Sunday, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport dropped quite the incendiary story, stating that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is unhappy with the direction his team has taken and with his offensive coaching staff...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 15,810 reads 97 comments

  8. Lost in Baltimore's Woes Is How Well the Defense Has Been Playing

    With a 4-5 record, the Baltimore Ravens are in second place in the AFC North, tied with the Cleveland Browns and a game and a half behind the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals ...

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  9. Just How Bad Are the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers won their Week 10 contest against the Buffalo Bills , but the victory won't suddenly send them on a course to the postseason...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 7,465 reads 58 comments

  10. Ravens Save Season with Win Against Bengals, but Are Far from Playoff Contention

    The Baltimore Ravens brought the Cincinnati Bengals down to earth on Sunday in their overtime, 20-17 defeat of the AFC North's top team...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 6,673 reads 18 comments

  11. How the Steelers Can Prevent a Repeat Blowout This Week Against the Bills

    The 2-6 Pittsburgh Steelers host the 3-6 Buffalo Bills on Sunday with the bad taste of last week's beating at the hands of the New England Patriots still lingering...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 1,084 reads 3 comments

  12. Joe Flacco's Deep-Ball Struggles Are Related to Anquan Boldin Trade

    For all of the changes to the defensive side of the Baltimore Ravens roster in the offseason, it's their offense that has struggled the most this year...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 3,722 reads 22 comments

  13. Why You Shouldn't Lose Faith in Andy Dalton

    Few players have been subjected to as much debate and scrutiny this season as third-year Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton ...

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  14. Jarvis Jones Says Hard Work, Making Teams 1-Dimensional Key for Steelers Defense

    As part of Subway Restaurants' Famous Fan program, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones met with war veterans in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 3,102 reads 8 comments

  15. Why Can't the Cleveland Browns Run the Ball?

    In the Cleveland Browns ' Week 9, 24-18 defeat of the Baltimore Ravens , they ran the ball 28 times for just 73 yards—a 2.6 yards-per-carry average. This is nothing new. The Browns average just 81...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 7,898 reads 45 comments

  16. Steelers' Problems Run Much Deeper Than Mike Tomlin

    The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 2-6 on Sunday after their 55-31 loss to the New England Patriots . Since Week 10 of the 2012 season, the Steelers have a 4-11 record, and ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 32,319 reads 228 comments

  17. Can the Ravens Defense Control Cleveland's Offense on Sunday?

    The Baltimore Ravens are coming off their bye week with a 3-4 record and a road contest against their AFC North rivals, the Cleveland Browns , on Sunday...

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  18. Bengals Should Exercise Extreme Caution with RB Giovani Bernard

    In the Cincinnati Bengals ' 22-20 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, the team had both peaks and valleys...

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  19. Why the Cincinnati Bengals Defense Can Still Thrive Without Geno Atkins

    What hurt the Cincinnati Bengals was more than simply losing to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, 22-20...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 6,779 reads 60 comments

  20. Pittsburgh Steelers Must Find a Way to Keep 1st Half Close in New England

    To say that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a problem getting going in the first half of games this year is to state the obvious. It is no coincidence that, in the team's two wins this season, the Steelers led at halftime...

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  21. Cincinnati Bengals Can Prove Doubters Wrong with a Short-Week Win in Miami

    The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, looking to expand their lead in the AFC North and extend their win streak to five games...

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  22. How the Browns Can Keep Their Heads Above Water for the Rest of the Season

    With their 23-17 Week 8 loss to the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs , the Cleveland Browns are in third place in the AFC North and have a 3-5 record...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 5,766 reads 31 comments

  23. How Andy Dalton Made His Biggest NFL Statement

    The Cincinnati Bengals have made a lot of statements this year. They have bested both the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots ...

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  24. No Matter What, It's Too Little Too Late for the 2013 Steelers

    The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Oakland to take on the Raiders in Week 8 riding the wave of a two-game win streak...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about over 1 year ago 14,690 reads 178 comments

  25. To Beat Terrelle Pryor and the Raiders, Steelers Need to Look Back to 2012

    The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Oakland to take on the pesky Raiders on Sunday. With the Steelers on a mission to turn their season around—they have won two games in a ...

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