1. 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 11 months ago 3,917 reads 30 comments

  2. 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 12 months ago 12,155 reads 135 comments

  3. 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 12 months ago 12,212 reads 65 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 17,855 reads 93 comments

  5. 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 12 months ago 6,189 reads 70 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 1,862 reads 6 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 7,670 reads 9 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 23,872 reads 222 comments

  9. 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 12 months ago 7,918 reads 45 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 1,221 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 12 months ago 4,317 reads 16 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 4,496 reads 72 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 7,423 reads 19 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 5,299 reads 13 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 16,210 reads 100 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 2,025 reads 28 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 8,211 reads 43 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 7,284 reads 15 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 4,249 reads 30 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 6,502 reads 46 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 23,494 reads 175 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 2,748 reads 13 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 7,562 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 2,968 reads 15 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 1,989 reads 7 comments