1. How Joe Flacco and the Ravens Offense Can Bounce Back from Bad Game vs. Houston

    Sunday's 25-13 Baltimore Ravens loss to the Houston Texans might not have been Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 's worst game of his career. However, it was his worst game of the 2014 season, and it happened at a costly time...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 3 days ago 2,675 reads 19 comments

  2. Bengals Minimizing Andy Dalton's Impact, Figuring Out New Winning Formula

    The dominant storyline for the Cincinnati Bengals heading into Monday night's matchup against the Denver Broncos was how the Bengals would fare under the prime-time lights...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 4 days ago 6,813 reads 37 comments

  3. Steelers End Playoff Drought by Simply Taking Care of Business vs. Chiefs

    The Pittsburgh Steelers , as part of a crowded AFC playoff field, needed a win at home Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs . And a win they got—a 20-12 defeat of a Chiefs team that couldn't score a touchdown...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 5 days ago 20,549 reads 118 comments

  4. After 13 Games on the Bench, Browns Need to Show Patience with Johnny Manziel

    We all know what happened. The Cleveland Browns benched incumbent starting quarterback Brian Hoyer after four bad games and three losses, going instead with rookie Johnny Manziel under center in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 8 days ago 36,797 reads 91 comments

  5. Ravens Can't Let Banged Up Secondary Derail Playoff Hopes

    The Baltimore Ravens put two more defensive backs on injured reserve on Tuesday, with rookie safety Terrence Brooks and cornerback Asa Jackson being shelved for the year with knee injuries, via The Baltimore Sun 's Aaron Wilson...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 9 days ago 1,667 reads 5 comments

  6. Can Bengals' Run Game Carry Andy Dalton, Cincinnati into Playoffs?

    The Cincinnati Bengals traveled to Cleveland in Week 15, beating the rival Browns 30-0. Uncharacteristically, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton did not have a great day, yet the team was dominant...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 11 days ago 3,911 reads 15 comments

  7. Steelers Finally Overcome Inconsistency to Drop Falcons, Inch Closer to Playoffs

    It seemed like a perfect setup for a Pittsburgh Steelers loss in Week 15: a road game against a five-win NFC South team, coming a week after a 42-21 domination of the Cincinnati Bengals ...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 12 days ago 15,950 reads 52 comments

  8. Andy Dalton Must Learn from Past Failures vs. Browns

    As quarterback Andy Dalton goes, so do the Cincinnati Bengals . We've seen the repercussions, both good and bad, of this dependence on the quarterback since he took the starting job in 2011...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 15 days ago 1,447 reads 10 comments

  9. Brian Hoyer Gave Browns No Choice but to Start Johnny Manziel

    For at least two months of this NFL season, Brian Hoyer was the feel-good story of the year. He won the Cleveland Browns ' starting quarterback job as the hometown kid, the lifelong fan earning his dream job...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 16 days ago 5,827 reads 52 comments

  10. 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 17 days ago 4,357 reads 21 comments

  11. 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 18 days ago 2,417 reads 26 comments

  12. 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 19 days ago 15,440 reads 67 comments

  13. 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 22 days ago 2,383 reads 7 comments

  14. 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 23 days ago 32,997 reads 151 comments

  15. 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 24 days ago 4,905 reads 49 comments

  16. 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 25 days ago 1,469 reads 14 comments

  17. 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 26 days ago 6,661 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 10,535 reads 33 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 6,307 reads 12 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 19,929 reads 24 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 17,345 reads 100 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 4,698 reads 22 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 4,657 reads 22 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 15,472 reads 29 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 2,728 reads 17 comments