1. What's the Next Step for Browns After Firing of Rob Chudzinski?

    On Sunday night, after nearly 12 hours of swirling rumors that only got darker with time, the Cleveland Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski after just one season on duty...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 9,975 reads 256 comments

  2. After Disappointing Season, Ravens Now Must Retool Around Joe Flacco

    An 8-8 record and out of the playoffs: That's not how the Baltimore Ravens expected their Super Bowl title defense to go in 2013...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 18,650 reads 145 comments

  3. If Bengals Beat Ravens on Sunday, the Playoff Momentum Is on Their Side

    The 10-5 Cincinnati Bengals might already have the AFC North division crown locked down. They know that whenever they take the field for their first playoff game of the season, it will take place on their home field...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 2,787 reads 4 comments

  4. Browns Must Find a Way to Re-Sign Safety T.J. Ward This Offseason

    Among the Cleveland Browns impending crop of free agents , none needs to be re-signed by the team more than strong safety T.J. Ward . In speaking with the assembled media on Wednesday, Ward said he indeed wants to return to the Browns in 2014.

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 5,416 reads 16 comments

  5. Buying and Selling the Biggest Milestones of the Browns' New Regime's 1st Year

    The Cleveland Browns are just about a year into their latest new regime, which began taking shape when Jimmy Haslam bought the team in 2012 and continued with the hiring of ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 6,493 reads 58 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Steelers' 2014 Wish List

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are still fighting for a playoff berth—one that will come only with a little help from a number of other AFC teams still in the hunt...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 12,081 reads 60 comments

  7. Steelers Doing Their Part To Make Improbable Playoff Dreams Possible

    After an 0-4 start and a 2-6 record at the halfway point of their season, the Pittsburgh Steelers seemed all but destined to be spectators and not on the field during the playoffs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 24,856 reads 97 comments

  8. Ravens Already Have the Blueprint to Beat Tom Brady & the Patriots

    The 8-6 Baltimore Ravens host the New England Patriots this Sunday, and if they want to maintain control of the sixth playoff seed in the AFC or have a hope of overtaking the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North division, this game is a must-win...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 6,277 reads 43 comments

  9. Why Playoff Success Is a Must for the Bengals This Year

    The Cincinnati Bengals are 9-5 and not far from the AFC North title. If they win it, it will mark the third straight year they make the playoffs. However, this year, something must change...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 3,894 reads 30 comments

  10. Are the Baltimore Ravens Trending Toward a Championship Repeat?

    The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Detroit Lions on Monday night, improving their win-loss record to 8-6 and giving them possession of the AFC's sixth playoff seed...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 12,110 reads 137 comments

  11. Looking at the Browns' 2014 Salary Cap, Free Agents and Potential Re-Signings

    The Cleveland Browns ' latest rebuilding project will continue in 2014, and part of that process will involve their own class of free agents and other veterans whose contracts are nearing their end in 2015...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 11,935 reads 65 comments

  12. Justin Tucker, Defense Help Ravens Rediscover Their True Identity

    The Baltimore Ravens had their backs against the wall heading into Detroit to take on the Lions on Monday night...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 17,761 reads 95 comments

  13. Slow-Starting Bengals Have Reason to Worry About Postseason Potential

    Things set up nicely for the Cincinnati Bengals coming into Sunday night. The Patriots fell to the Dolphins , opening the door for the second seed and home-field advantage in the playoffs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 6,117 reads 70 comments

  14. Run Game is the Key to a Bengals Victory Over Pittsburgh

    The Cincinnati Bengals are inching ever closer to taking the top spot in the AFC North, and they could do so this week with a little help from the Baltimore Ravens ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 1,797 reads 6 comments

  15. Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Is the Biggest Secret Weapon in Football

    Last season, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco led his team to a Super Bowl victory by throwing 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in the postseason...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 7,158 reads 9 comments

  16. Changes the Steelers Must Make to Get Back into Contention Next Season

    At 5-8 after Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins , the best the Pittsburgh Steelers can hope for is to end their season with an 8-8 record for a second straight year. This is not what they had planned...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 months ago 23,674 reads 224 comments

  17. Cincinnati Bengals Are Peaking at the Perfect Time

    The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday by a score of 42-28. The win gives them control over the AFC's third seed in the playoffs and puts them on the verge of moving up to the No...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 7,877 reads 45 comments

  18. What Impact Will Dennis Pitta Have on Sunday and the Rest of the Ravens' Season?

    Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is expected to take the field this Sunday for the first time this year after dislocating and fracturing his hip in July...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 1,143 reads 0 comments

  19. Why Andy Dalton Is—and Is Not—A Playoff-Caliber Quarterback

    The Cincinnati Bengals have an 8-4 record headed into Week 14 and sole possession of the AFC North. If they can keep hold of it, that means a third straight season will end with a trip to the playoffs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 4,279 reads 16 comments

  20. Mike Tomlin's Punishment Is Fair—Now Let's Get Back to Football

    As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was levied a fine by the NFL for his interference with Jacoby Jones' kickoff return in the team's Week 13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 4,406 reads 72 comments

  21. What the Browns Can Do to Make Caleb Hanie's Life Easier Against the Patriots

    On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of free-agent quarterback Caleb Hanie . He joins the inexperienced Alex Tanney, signed last week, as the newest additions to the Browns roster...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 7,348 reads 19 comments

  22. What the Ravens Must Do to Keep Hold of the AFC's 6th Playoff Spot

    With their 22-20 defeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13, the Baltimore Ravens found themselves the AFC's sixth seed in the playoffs, something that didn't change after Sunday's games...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 5,252 reads 13 comments

  23. Future Looks Bright for Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon

    The Cleveland Browns were all but eliminated from playoff contention with their 32-28 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. However, there was one bright spot in the game—wide receiver Josh Gordon ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 16,065 reads 100 comments

  24. Browns Should Focus on Ending 2013 Season Strong, Not Worry About Next Year

    Though the Cleveland Browns have a 4-7 record, their playoff hopes aren't yet dashed . The fact that there are so many AFC teams with similar records means that, as improbable as it may sound, the Browns could actually reach the postseason...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 1,998 reads 28 comments

  25. Ravens Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, But How Far Can They Really Go?

    The Baltimore Ravens went into Thursday night's contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a must-win situation. At 5-6, a loss would have dashed their hopes of playoff contention...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 8,132 reads 43 comments