1. Injuries, Absences Won't Hold Steelers Defense from Bouncing Back in Week 11

    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed on Tuesday (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 's Ed Bouchette ) that three defensive starters would again be sidelined for another game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 5,984 reads 20 comments

  2. What's the Best Role in Bengals Offense for Giovani Bernard Going Forward?

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard has missed two games with shoulder and hip injuries and could miss Week 11's contest against the New Orleans Saints as well...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 21,097 reads 25 comments

  3. Ravens' Gamble on Their Secondary Is Paying off

    In Week 9, the Baltimore Ravens defense gave up six passing touchdowns to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger , a game which became a 43-23 loss for the Ravens...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 3,564 reads 13 comments

  4. Steelers Exhibit All the Worst Qualities of a Contender in Ugly Loss to Jets

    For the past two weeks, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been breaking scoring and passing-yardage records. The offense, once shaky, seemed to settle into dominant form, and the defense followed suit...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 22,010 reads 159 comments

  5. Andy Dalton Single-Handedly Ruining Bengals' Playoff Hopes with Terrible Play

    In a tight AFC North divisional race and with November already upon us, the Cincinnati Bengals needed to take advantage of their Thursday night opportunity against the 5-3 Cleveland Browns ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 31,415 reads 165 comments

  6. Can the Ravens Secondary Survive Jimmy Smith's Absence?

    When the dust cleared after the Baltimore Ravens were routed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had thrown six touchdown passes...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,258 reads 15 comments

  7. Browns Must Find a Way to Get the Most out of Three-Headed Rushing Attack

    Though the Cleveland Browns run game may never truly regain its dominant output without center Alex Mack, it should not underperform as it has over the past three weeks...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,993 reads 29 comments

  8. Ben Roethlisberger's MVP Play and Candidacy Is More Than Just a Flash in the Pan

    For the second week in a row, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has set a record. First was his 522-yard passing performance in his team's 51-34 defeat of the ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 28,081 reads 63 comments

  9. Ravens' Offensive Line Proving to Be Lynchpin of Baltimore's Offensive Success

    It's never an easy task for the Baltimore Ravens to travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers . It's even more difficult when accompanied by the added pressure of a nationally televised game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 1,083 reads 14 comments

  10. Why Jeremy Hill's Emergence Is Great News for Gio Bernard and Bengals Offense

    The Cincinnati Bengals ' leader in both rushing yards and yards from scrimmage, Giovani Bernard , was inactive for Sunday's 33-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and could also ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 11,405 reads 14 comments

  11. Owen Daniels Proving Invaluable for Ravens Offense This Season

    Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels returned to practice on Wednesday , per the team's official Twitter account...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 2,550 reads 4 comments

  12. Why Has Jordan Cameron Seemingly Disappeared from Browns Offense?

    Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is expected to miss at least two games after suffering his third concussion in two years in Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 10,546 reads 18 comments

  13. Martavis Bryant Becoming Steelers' Newest Weapon at Exactly Right Time

    For the first half of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was a three-man affair consisting of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger , running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 8,677 reads 39 comments

  14. Ravens Loss Shows How Much Is Up for Grabs in AFC North

    The Baltimore Ravens ' possession of the top spot in the AFC North was a short-lived affair, one that ended with a 27-24 loss on Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals . The Ravens have now been swept by the Bengals and are 2-2 in the division...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 1,203 reads 17 comments

  15. Why We Learned Nothing About the Browns Despite Winning Again

    The Cleveland Browns again boast a winning record after beating the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, 23-13. In a close AFC North, the win keeps the Browns in the postseason hunt, though looking at them it would be hard to believe...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 8,329 reads 63 comments

  16. Brian Hoyer's Time Is Not Up Yet in Cleveland, Still Too Soon for Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer 's dismal performance in his team's 24-6 loss at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars have some thinking perhaps it's time to finally make the switch to rookie Johnny Manziel ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 1 month ago 9,989 reads 50 comments

  17. Hue Jackson's Bengals Offense Must Find Balance with Running Game Immediately

    The Cincinnati Bengals were supposed to be more focused on running the ball this season with Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 2 months ago 3,107 reads 6 comments

  18. Todd Haley's Offensive Creativity Pays Dividends in Win over Texans

    Something good, something bad. Something good, something bad. With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming off a decisively "something bad" in their 31-10 Week 6 loss to the Cleveland ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 2 months ago 3,508 reads 24 comments

  19. Is It Time to Take the Baltimore Ravens Seriously?

    With the Baltimore Ravens ' 29-7 rout of the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, their record rises to 5-2. They are in sole possession of the top spot in the AFC North and are pulling away in what had been a close race to this point between all four teams...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 2 months ago 14,889 reads 104 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 4,830 reads 110 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 3,498 reads 9 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 4,244 reads 28 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 1,364 reads 12 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 5,256 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 6,195 reads 7 comments