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  1. Rapid Reaction: Bills 23, Ravens 20

    Jamison Hensley

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A few thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills: What it means: Undone by interceptions and no ground game, the Ravens (2-2) were upset by the banged-up Bills (2-2). Baltimore didn't show up in the fir...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  2. Steelers' running backs want more carries

    Jamison Hensley

    It seems that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't the only Steelers player questioning the play-calling of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Running backs Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer essentially said the team has abandoned the ground game. "S...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  3. Where they rank on offense, defense

    Jamison Hensley

    The lack of carries for Ray Rice has been a season-long problem for Baltimore. It shows up in the production. The Ravens currently have the 23rd-ranked ground game in the league, which is not typical for Baltimore. The Ravens' rushing attack has r...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  4. Clayton breaks down Steelers' run game

    Jamison Hensley

    In John Clayton's Last Call, one of the issues that he addresses is a Steelers ground game that has become relevant again. Left tackle Max Starks told Clayton that the key is using combinations of man and zone schemes. It also helps that Jonathan ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  5. Mendenhall will boost, not save, run game

    Jamison Hensley

    Running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to play his first game Sunday, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which is good news for the Steelers. Actually, any addition to Pittsburgh's struggling ground game would be considered good news. ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  6. Historically bad start for Steelers run game

    Jamison Hensley

    When the Steelers return from their bye week, improving the run game should top the team's to-do list. Why do I say this? Everyone knows that the Steelers' ground game is struggling. But a tip of the hat to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for puttin...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  7. Wake-up: Comparing Romo to Big Ben

    Jamison Hensley

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Greetings from the AFC South stomping grounds. I'm here for Thursday night's game between the Steelers and Titans. Most of the blogs today and tonight will focus on Pittsburgh because it's game day. Consider yourself warned. Time ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. Scary moment for Browns' Josh Cribbs

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- Browns receiver-returner Josh Cribbs had a scary moment in the first quarter of Thursday night's game against the Ravens. Cribbs lay motionless on the ground for a few minutes after having his helmet dislodged by a shoulder-to-helmet ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  9. AFC 411: Steelers running the ball again

    Jamison Hensley

    In their first game without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this season, the Steelers went back to their running game in a 27-0 win over the St. Louis Rams. Pittsburgh gained 169 yards on the ground, its third-highest total of the season and its most ...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. Halftime: Titans 17, Bengals 7

    Jamison Hensley

    Thoughts at halftime of the Bengals-Titans game in Tennessee: The Bengals, who have the NFL's second-best run defense, have given up 55 yards to the once-struggling Chris Johnson. Cincinnati allows an average of 85.4 yards on the ground per game...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  11. Destination: Jacksonville

    Jamison Hensley

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the first time as ESPN.com's AFC North blogger, I'm going outside the division stomping grounds for a game. I've arrived in Northeast Florida for tomorrow's Ravens-Jaguars game. Thankfully, I'm not a young quarterback bec...

    Blog | October 23, 2011