1. Ravens Finally Developing Young Stable of Wide Receivers for Joe Flacco

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has experience, talent and a strong arm to his credit. One thing he's lacked over the years, however, is a reliable group of receivers...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,403 reads 21 comments

  2. Bengals Lacking the Killer Instinct Needed to Hold onto AFC North Crown

    Though the Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 in Week 14, the loss does not take them out of contention in the AFC North...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 2,445 reads 26 comments

  3. Steelers Need Consistency To Make Postseason Dream a Reality

    The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Cincinnati with a 12-3 win-loss record against the Bengals on their home turf, dating back to the year 2000. It might be the most lopsided road-win record in the NFL ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 15,476 reads 66 comments

  4. How Can the Ravens Compensate for Loss of Suspended Haloti Ngata?

    The Baltimore Ravens announced on Thursday that five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata would be suspended by the NFL for the final four games of the season ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 2,407 reads 7 comments

  5. How Sticking with Brian Hoyer Impacts QB, Johnny Manziel and Browns' Future

    The Cleveland Browns made it official on Wednesday: The starting quarterback job will remain in Brian Hoyer 's hands for now...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 33,045 reads 151 comments

  6. Atrocious Pass Defense Is Steelers' Biggest Worry

    The Pittsburgh Steelers defense was supposed to be better in Week 13. They got back safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor from their respective injuries. They were coming off of the bye week...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 4,935 reads 48 comments

  7. Ravens Need Discipline, Cohesion to Be Playoff Contenders

    By the time the fourth quarter commenced on Sunday, it appeared the Baltimore Ravens would get the better of their visiting opponents, the San Diego Chargers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 1,488 reads 14 comments

  8. Bengals, Dalton Overcome Terrible 1st Half, Keep Hold of AFC North's Top Spot

    For the first half of the Cincinnati Bengals ' eventual 14-13 defeat of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , it seemed as though a Bengals victory would be nearly impossible...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 6,694 reads 37 comments

  9. Steelers Defense Finally Getting Healthy Again Just in Time for Stretch Run

    The bye week, especially late in the season, allows teams to get healthy during a crucial point in the season...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 10,572 reads 33 comments

  10. Can the Browns Survive Losing Their Best Defensive Player in Tashaun Gipson?

    It was what is usually a routine play for Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson —jump up and deflect the pass in the end zone...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 6,346 reads 12 comments

  11. Justin Forsett Putting Ravens Offense, Playoff Hopes on His Shoulders

    To be a true playoff contender in today's NFL requires more than just masterful quarterback play or a defense skilled at piling up sacks. They must be a complete team, which means they must run the ball...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 19,996 reads 24 comments

  12. Winning Ugly Is Huge Part of Maturation Process for Playoff-Contending Browns

    If the Cleveland Browns have a signature winning style this season, it would be "ugly." Their 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons was their fifth game this season decided by three or fewer points...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 months ago 17,365 reads 100 comments

  13. As Ravens Push for Playoffs, It's Time for Joe Flacco to Prove His Worth

    The Baltimore Ravens head to New Orleans on Monday night hoping to be the third team in three weeks to beat the Saints on their home turf...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 4,723 reads 22 comments

  14. Why Are the Bengals Struggling so Much to Rush the Quarterback?

    At 6-3-1 and in the top spot in the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals figure to be a very good team. They are coming off an impressive 27-10 road win over the New Orleans Saints ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 4,673 reads 22 comments

  15. Browns' Young Backfield, Defensive Injuries Made Ben Tate Easily Expendable

    The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday they have released running back Ben Tate : The move comes two days after a clearly disgruntled Tate would not speak to reporters ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 15,482 reads 29 comments

  16. Steelers Avoid Doom in Music City, but Lack of Pass Rush Still a Major Problem

    It was an up-and-down contest for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 2,747 reads 17 comments

  17. Is Josh Gordon Enough to Keep Browns' Playoff Dreams Alive?

    It's finally here, the moment the Cleveland Browns have been waiting for: the return of wide receiver Josh Gordon , who is finally done with his 10-game suspension. It couldn't have come at a better time...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 11,861 reads 49 comments

  18. Bengals, Andy Dalton Must Build off Confidence of Huge Road Win vs. Saints

    Ten days ago, the Cincinnati Bengals suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Browns , one that elevated the Browns into first place in the AFC North and further ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 6,063 reads 29 comments

  19. Win or Lose, Andy Dalton and Bengals Offense Must Rediscover Identity vs. Saints

    The Cincinnati Bengals ' Week 10 Thursday night drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Browns was easily the worst the team's offense has looked with Andy Dalton at quarterback...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 1,425 reads 8 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 6,017 reads 20 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 21,111 reads 25 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 3,598 reads 13 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 22,042 reads 148 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 31,539 reads 165 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 2,287 reads 15 comments