1. Cleveland Browns Aren't Intentionally Tanking Season for Franchise Rebuild

    In the span of 12 hours on Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns offense shifted dramatically. First, quarterback Brandon Weeden was replaced by third-stringer Brian Hoyer because of Weeden 's sprained thumb...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 3,724 reads 132 comments

  2. How Do the Cleveland Browns Replace Trent Richardson?

    When Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted on Wednesday that a "monster trade" was soon to be announced, it was easy to dismiss it as another of the eccentric's bombastic, hyperbolic statements...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 15,491 reads 111 comments

  3. Are the Steelers Regretting Paying Antonio Brown Rather Than Mike Wallace?

    In 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers offered receiver Mike Wallace a five-year, $50 million contract to remain with the team. Wallace rejected the offer, believing he could get more from another team as a free agent...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 14,648 reads 193 comments

  4. What Can the Browns Expect from New Starter Brian Hoyer?

    The Cleveland Browns have announced that Brian Hoyer , not Jason Campbell, will be the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings , thanks to Brandon Weeden's thumb sprain on his throwing hand...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 16,260 reads 55 comments

  5. What Will It Take to Get Struggling Steelers Offense Back on Track?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2 to start the season and the offense is to blame. With 19 points, less than 500 total yards and an average of a mere 4.4 yards per play, there's no way to spin it—the Steelers offense is in trouble...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 5,037 reads 58 comments

  6. The Cleveland Browns Offense Is Trying to Be Something It's Not

    Two games, two losses—the Cleveland Browns are in familiar territory, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. With new ownership came a new front office and coaching staff...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 7,820 reads 95 comments

  7. Why Can't the Pittsburgh Steelers Find an Offensive Identity?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 0-2 on the 2013 season after losing 20-10 to AFC North rival the Cincinnati Bengals. While Pittsburgh's defense played well enough to win, the blame for the loss falls upon an increasingly familiar culprit...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 10 months ago 25,239 reads 221 comments

  8. After Ugly Loss, Win to Start Season, Who Are the 2013 Baltimore Ravens?

    The Baltimore Ravens notched their first win of the 2013 season with a 14-6 home defeat of the Cleveland Browns . The ugly win comes on the heels of an even uglier 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos last week...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 6,137 reads 28 comments

  9. How Can the Baltimore Ravens Fix Joe Flacco, Passing Game vs. Browns?

    The Baltimore Ravens fell to the Denver Broncos in their Week 1 meeting, with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning outscoring Baltimore's Joe Flacco and his offense, 49-27...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 3,315 reads 20 comments

  10. Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger Are Doomed Without Return of Dominant Running Game

    The Pittsburgh Steelers run game was the worst it has been in a long time in 2012, contributing to the Steelers putting up their worst overall offensive yardage total since 2008...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 5,472 reads 59 comments

  11. What Worked, What Didn't in Cincinnati Bengals Week 1 Loss to Bears

    The Cincinnati Bengals dropped their Week 1 contest to the Chicago Bears , losing 24-21. However, in that loss there were many bright spots for both the offense and defense—however, those were also augmented by ugly moments that led to a loss...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 4,393 reads 32 comments

  12. Loss to Dolphins Proves the Browns Offense Must Run Through Trent Richardson

    In the Cleveland Browns ' Week 1, 23-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins , the team converted just one of its 14 third downs...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 4,802 reads 61 comments

  13. How Much Can Jonathan Dwyer Really Help Depleted Steelers Backfield?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers rushed a mere 15 times for 32 yards in their season-opening, 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 26,047 reads 106 comments

  14. What Went Wrong in Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 1 Dud Against Tennessee Titans?

    Forget playing down to a seemingly inferior opponent—the Pittsburgh Steelers were the inferior team in their opening-day 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 26,035 reads 208 comments

  15. The Steelers Won't 'Play Down' to Their Opponents, Starting with the Titans

    The Pittsburgh Steelers went 8-8 in 2012 for a number of reasons—a bad running game, a down year for both pass rush and generating turnovers, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger 's rib and shoulder injury...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 7,803 reads 70 comments

  16. Can the Baltimore Ravens Contend for Another Title Without a Juggernaut Defense?

    The first regular-season game of the 2013 NFL season has come and gone, and the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens have already fallen, losing to the Denver Broncos , 49-27...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 2,647 reads 22 comments

  17. Offseason Worries Plague Baltimore Ravens in Loss, Will It Continue?

    When the Baltimore Ravens willfully let a number of their defensive veterans, along with wide receiver Anquan Boldin, go after the Super Bowl, it seemed like a monumental task to replace them...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 2,752 reads 49 comments

  18. Are the Baltimore Ravens Primed for a Super Bowl Repeat?

    A 10-6 record and the AFC North title got the Baltimore Ravens to the playoffs last year, and timing, talent and a legendary goal-line stand won them the Super Bowl...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 3,154 reads 9 comments

  19. What to Make of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Tight-End-by-Committee Approach

    While Heath Miller continues to rehabilitate the knee he injured at the end of the 2012 season and Matt Spaeth sits on the injured reserve/recall list until Week 9, the Pittsburgh ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 4,497 reads 10 comments

  20. What We Learned from Cincinnati Bengals 'Hard Knocks' Episode 5

    Tuesday night marked the final episode of HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals , which means two things: The last preseason game is upon us, and the final round of roster cuts down to 53 players isn't far behind...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 5,852 reads 2 comments

  21. What on Earth Are the Cleveland Browns Doing at the Running Back Position?

    Since announcing their roster cuts last week and on Saturday, the makeup of the Cleveland Browns has changed significantly, particularly at the running back position...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 20,673 reads 42 comments

  22. The Cincinnati Bengals Picked the Perfect Time to Extend Geno Atkins' Contract

    On Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with defensive tackle Geno Atkins ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 9,558 reads 43 comments

  23. Cincinnati Bengals' Preseason Run Game Is Their Newest Dangerous Weapon

    Considering that it's headlined by players like A.J. Green , Tyler Eifert , Jermaine Gresham and Mohamed Sanu , m uch has been made of the Cincinnati Bengals ' passing game...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 5,032 reads 7 comments

  24. Why Aren't the Baltimore Ravens Running the Ball Well in the Preseason?

    With running backs like Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce on the roster and an ongoing struggle to find the right (and healthy) receiving weapons for quarterback Joe Flacco , it would ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 1,324 reads 12 comments

  25. Are the Steelers Making a Mistake Starting Isaac Redman over Jonathan Dwyer?

    With rookie running back Le'Veon Bell sidelined with a foot sprain that could keep him out for at least the first month of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to find someone else who can handle the starting job while Bell is out...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 months ago 23,169 reads 72 comments