1. Can the Steelers Withstand the Ravens' Pass Rush?

    On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers host their biggest rivals, the Baltimore Ravens . The Steelers are coming off their first win of the season, a Week 6 defeat of the New York ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 months ago 4,441 reads 61 comments

  2. Browns Are Good Enough to Upset Packers, but It All Comes Down to Brandon Weeden

    The 3-3 Cleveland Browns have one of their most difficult tests of the season this Sunday when they travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 3,519 reads 60 comments

  3. On Bengals QB Andy Dalton and the Deep Ball

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has one of the best supporting casts in all the NFL . Among them are a best-in-the-league offensive line, a trio of wide receivers that includes playmaker A...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 5,491 reads 28 comments

  4. Lost in Steelers' 1-4 Start Is Antonio Brown's Impressive Season

    The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up their first win of the season on Sunday, defeating the New York Jets , 16-9. It wasn't a commanding victory and it wasn't without its mistakes...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 5,801 reads 22 comments

  5. Baltimore Ravens Continue to Struggle in Search of Team Identity

    After six games, the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are 3-3, tied for second place in the AFC North. Their 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was a rare home defeat...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 1,828 reads 28 comments

  6. Browns Secondary Following Joe Haden's Example

    Most discussions of the Cleveland Browns defense center around their front seven, now more effective than ever under the guidance of new coordinator Ray Horton...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 2,370 reads 14 comments

  7. Terrell Suggs' Return to Form Has Helped Baltimore's Defense Bounce Back

    Last season, one of the more disappointing aspects of the Baltimore Ravens ' game was their lack of a pass rush. The Ravens ranked 15th in sacks , with 37, and linebacker Paul Kruger lead the way with a mere nine...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 2,051 reads 2 comments

  8. Will Steelers' Depth Chart Changes Help Them Finally Win Games?

    With an 0-4 record, the Pittsburgh Steelers needed to make some changes to their roster and their depth chart coming off of their Week 5 bye. Keeping things the same certainly wasn't an option...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 7,802 reads 14 comments

  9. Why the Cleveland Browns Should Not Trade Josh Gordon

    Both Adam Schefter of ESPN ( via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer ) and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported on Monday that the Cleveland Browns have fielded trade calls from the San Francisco 49ers for their star receiver Josh Gordon .

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 12,288 reads 74 comments

  10. What Has Happened to Ben Roethlisberger?

    For a while, there was little question that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of the top passers in the league. With him under center, the Steelers reached three Super Bowls, winning two...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 15,020 reads 140 comments

  11. How Far Can Cincinnati's Defense Take the Bengals This Season?

    The biggest story about the Cincinnati Bengals ' Week 5, 13-6 defeat of the New England Patriots isn't that they did it; it's how they did it: by letting their defense lead the way...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 8,585 reads 83 comments

  12. How Important Is It for Ravens Offense to Reignite Running Game?

    When we asked about the Baltimore Ravens running the ball only nine times in their Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills , Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco , whom we spoke to in conjunction ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 2,559 reads 3 comments

  13. Cleveland Browns Will Continue to Find Ways to Win No Matter Who Is Under Center

    In the Cleveland Browns ' second possession of their Thursday night meeting with the Buffalo Bills , starting quarterback Brian Hoyer left with a knee injury, one the team believes is serious ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 6,202 reads 71 comments

  14. Browns Proving Front Office Hasn't Given Up on the Season

    Bleacher Report NFL lead writer Mike Freeman handed out his quarter-way grades for each NFL team earlier this week, evaluating all 32 teams' performances and summing them up with a letter grade and a brief explanation...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 3,784 reads 23 comments

  15. Pittsburgh Steelers' Trading for Levi Brown Shows Desperation

    There's no question that the Pittsburgh Steelers are in bad shape. With an 0-4 start to the season (the first time since 1968), changes were undoubtedly in their future...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 40,469 reads 196 comments

  16. How Eugene Monroe Fits into 2013 Baltimore Ravens Offense, Future Plans

    Just days after Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh ripped into the team's offensive line, calling the pass protection "unacceptable" and adding that "the whole O-line is ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 9,535 reads 41 comments

  17. Bengals Have Personnel to Run a Balanced Offense, so What's the Problem?

    The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the deepest and most talented offensive rosters in the NFL . Weapons abound for their quarterback, Andy Dalton ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 3,800 reads 34 comments

  18. Breaking Down Joe Flacco's Bad Day & Where the Ravens Go from Here

    The Baltimore Ravens notched their second loss of the season in Week 4, dropping to the Buffalo Bills 23-20. Though they managed to dig themselves out of a deficit as deep as 13 points, it wasn't enough to lead them to victory...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 2,644 reads 41 comments

  19. Are the Pittsburgh Steelers Already Playing for 2014?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers had 434 yards of total offense against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. They controlled the time of possession, 36:27 to Minnesota's 23:33...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 21,788 reads 248 comments

  20. With Passing Game Struggling, Ravens Will Lean on Rushing Attack vs. Bills

    The passing game isn't what it was in 2012 for the Baltimore Ravens . It's not just trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers —it's also the hip injury ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 1,828 reads 6 comments

  21. Forget Richardson, the Browns' Future Starts with Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron

    When the Cleveland Browns decided to cut bait on running back Trent Richardson just 18 games into his NFL career, the prevailing thought was that the Browns were trying to tank their season, admit defeat and regroup next year...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 8,310 reads 77 comments

  22. What Le'Veon Bell's Return from Injury Means for the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported on Tuesday that rookie Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will play against the Minnesota Vikings in London on Sunday, marking the first regular-season action he'll see since his preseason foot injury..

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 12,175 reads 107 comments

  23. Bengals Have Finally Come into Their Own After 2 Big Wins

    The Cincinnati Bengals are 2-1, sharing top billing in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens after a 34-30 home win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 5,198 reads 43 comments

  24. What's Fixable, What's Not for 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-3 on Sunday night with a 40-23 loss to the Chicago Bears , the worst start to a season in Mike Tomlin 's tenure as head coach and the first time they've dropped their first three games since 2000...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 13,074 reads 89 comments

  25. After 0-3 Start, is Mike Tomlin on the Hot Seat?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't opened a season with three straight losses since 2000, but that's where they stand at present after falling to the Chicago Bears , 40-23, on Sunday night...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 30,626 reads 341 comments