1. 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 8,134 reads 43 comments

  2. Steelers vs. Ravens: Complete Thanksgiving Day Primer for Pittsburgh, Baltimore

    The Baltimore Ravens host the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving night, the first Turkey Day matchup for two AFC North foes since the night game tradition began in 2006...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 7,252 reads 16 comments

  3. Where Things Stand for the Cincinnati Bengals After the Bye Week

    The Cincinnati Bengals lost ground in Week 12, though they didn't lose a game. On their bye week, the Bengals could only sit back and watch as two of their AFC North rivals came away with much-needed wins...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 4,138 reads 30 comments

  4. How Josh Gordon Is Emerging as an Unstoppable Force in Cleveland

    Though the Cleveland Browns fell to 4-7 on the season in their Week 12, 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers , there was one very bright spot for the team that should give them optimism about the future of their offense...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 6,293 reads 46 comments

  5. Surging Pittsburgh Steelers Look Like Legitimate Playoff Team

    The Pittsburgh Steelers extended their win streak to three in their 27-11 rout of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 23,475 reads 176 comments

  6. How the Steelers Can Protect Ben Roethlisberger from the Browns' Pass Rush

    A lot is riding on the final six games of the Pittsburgh Steelers ' season. With four of the six games against AFC North rivals, the door is still open for the Steelers to not only clinch a playoff berth but to also win the division...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 2,618 reads 14 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 7,426 reads 16 comments

  8. 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...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 2,905 reads 15 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 1,955 reads 7 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 14,827 reads 78 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 5,354 reads 131 comments

  12. 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...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 2,406 reads 13 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 15,258 reads 99 comments

  14. 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 ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 2,393 reads 18 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 7,172 reads 59 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 6,642 reads 19 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 1,048 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 3,483 reads 22 comments

  19. 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 ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 5,456 reads 46 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 2,946 reads 8 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 7,821 reads 45 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 31,837 reads 230 comments

  23. 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...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 970 reads 2 comments

  24. 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...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 5,820 reads 36 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 6,560 reads 60 comments