1. Will Assistant Coaching Changes Forge New Powers in the AFC North?

    Coaching changes in the NFL happen for more reasons than just poor performance. A good year can draw a coach away from his team in hopes of replicating that success elsewhere. Others resign or retire, looking for a change...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 months ago 16,789 reads 114 comments

  2. 'Muddy' QB Situation for Browns Means Brian Hoyer Should Be Re-Signed

    The Cleveland Browns do not have a quarterback. They finally have an offensive coordinator, former Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach, as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer 's Mary Kay Cabot ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 2,439 reads 5 comments

  3. Bengals Must Prioritize Pass-Rushing Help This Offseason

    As a team, it's hard to find many weaknesses with the Cincinnati Bengals . However, the one area in which the Bengals glaringly fell short in the 2014 season is in the pass rush...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 2,117 reads 17 comments

  4. Can the Ravens Afford to Pay Free Agent WR Torrey Smith?

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is one of the team's higher profile unrestricted free agents of 2015. Though 2014 wasn't his best year in terms of yardage, he did post a career-high 11 touchdowns in the regular season...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 5,691 reads 18 comments

  5. Despite Being Browns' Best Player, Cleveland Must Explore Josh Gordon Trade

    In 2013, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon served a two-game suspension and still ended the year as the NFL 's leading receiver. In just 14 games, Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 21,578 reads 112 comments

  6. New Steelers DC Keith Butler Gives Pittsburgh the Stability It Always Craves

    As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that Keith Butler, the team's linebackers coach since 2003, would be the team's new defensive coordinator...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 months ago 19,656 reads 60 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 8,822 reads 37 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 18,480 reads 97 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 1,992 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 2,000 reads 28 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 14,196 reads 104 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 2,402 reads 11 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 39,607 reads 292 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 2,074 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 14,131 reads 152 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 3,569 reads 15 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 43,277 reads 93 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 16,144 reads 61 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 1,872 reads 14 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 13,077 reads 53 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 2,823 reads 19 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 7,219 reads 37 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 20,726 reads 118 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 36,931 reads 91 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 1,712 reads 5 comments