1. 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 10 months ago 2,922 reads 15 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 1,967 reads 7 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 14,836 reads 78 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 5,370 reads 131 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 2,418 reads 13 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 15,408 reads 97 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 2,413 reads 18 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 7,249 reads 58 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 6,658 reads 18 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 1,063 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 3,544 reads 22 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 5,476 reads 46 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 2,987 reads 8 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 7,832 reads 45 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 31,947 reads 228 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 993 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 5,875 reads 36 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 6,612 reads 60 comments

  19. Pittsburgh Steelers Must Find a Way to Keep 1st Half Close in New England

    To say that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a problem getting going in the first half of games this year is to state the obvious. It is no coincidence that, in the team's two wins this season, the Steelers led at halftime...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 2,132 reads 10 comments

  20. Cincinnati Bengals Can Prove Doubters Wrong with a Short-Week Win in Miami

    The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night, looking to expand their lead in the AFC North and extend their win streak to five games...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 2,393 reads 8 comments

  21. How the Browns Can Keep Their Heads Above Water for the Rest of the Season

    With their 23-17 Week 8 loss to the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs , the Cleveland Browns are in third place in the AFC North and have a 3-5 record...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 5,741 reads 31 comments

  22. How Andy Dalton Made His Biggest NFL Statement

    The Cincinnati Bengals have made a lot of statements this year. They have bested both the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 3,864 reads 16 comments

  23. No Matter What, It's Too Little Too Late for the 2013 Steelers

    The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Oakland to take on the Raiders in Week 8 riding the wave of a two-game win streak...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 14,643 reads 178 comments

  24. To Beat Terrelle Pryor and the Raiders, Steelers Need to Look Back to 2012

    The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Oakland to take on the pesky Raiders on Sunday. With the Steelers on a mission to turn their season around—they have won two games in a ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 1,485 reads 1 comments

  25. What the Ravens Must Do on Their Bye Week to Get Back on Track

    The Baltimore Ravens have a 3-4 record headed into their bye week. At this point last season, they headed into the bye at 5-2. Clearly, things are very different this year for the defending Super Bowl champions...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 3,530 reads 16 comments