1. 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 2 months ago 5,415 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 6,270 reads 20 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 4,580 reads 15 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 3,957 reads 45 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 176,011 reads 83 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 8,706 reads 62 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 20,253 reads 37 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 15,906 reads 13 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 10,403 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 4,236 reads 7 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 4,404 reads 15 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 2,239 reads 4 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 50,443 reads 65 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 3,510 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 22,293 reads 37 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 23,367 reads 91 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 3,427 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 4,218 reads 31 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 4,037 reads 14 comments

  20. Browns Proving to Be so Much More Than Just QB Controversy

    Since the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round in May, seemingly the entire focus has been on the battle between him and incumbent veteran Brian Hoyer ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 months ago 17,560 reads 34 comments

  21. Pittsburgh Steelers Defense in Need of Major Overhaul at Every Level

    Though the Pittsburgh Steelers offense was certainly lacking in the team's 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, the defense was also a major weakness. As defensive end Brett Keisel said after the loss , "We've got some work to do...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 months ago 40,266 reads 227 comments

  22. Bernard Pierce Must Prove He Can Be Trusted as Ravens Starting RB

    With Ray Rice permanently removed from the Baltimore Ravens ' roster, the team has a decision looming about the running back depth chart...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 months ago 9,126 reads 5 comments

  23. Markus Wheaton Can Be More Than Just Another Emmanuel Sanders for Steelers

    Heading into Week 1 of the regular season, there were some questions about whether newly minted Pittsburgh Steelers starting receiver Markus Wheaton could fill the shoes of the departed Emmanuel Sanders...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 months ago 22,759 reads 50 comments

  24. Browns Find Reason for Hope in Opening Loss to Steelers

    For the 10th straight year, the Cleveland Browns have opened their season with a loss. But perhaps for the first time in that unsettling decade, their Week 1 stumble also carries a lot of hope for the immediate future...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 months ago 14,261 reads 69 comments

  25. James Harrison Retires as One of Steelers' Great Underdog Success Stories

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement on Saturday...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 7,800 reads 18 comments