Author | Chris Pika

Blog & Tackle: Where Ravens and Steelers attack and defend so far

October 01, 2010 | Chris Pika

As the Ravens prepare to face Pittsburgh in a AFC North showdown this weekend at Heinz Field, it’s a good time to look at the numbers as to where the Ravens and Steelers run their offenses and where opponents are attacking them in return. Through the stat breakdowns at NFL GSIS, we get a snapshot [...]

Blog & Tackle: One-liners on the NFL through Week 3

Blog & Tackle: One-liners on the NFL through Week 3

September 29, 2010 | Chris Pika

Week 4 is the first week that byes take place in the NFL, so this is a great time to take short stock of each of the clubs through three weeks. And by short, I mean one line on each team — some stats, some observations and some conjecture. First up, the AFC teams by [...]

Blog & Tackle: Week 1 NFL scoring struggles

Blog & Tackle: Week 1 NFL scoring struggles

September 14, 2010 | Chris Pika

If you thought the amount of scoring in the NFL’s Week 1 games was less than usual, you were right in a big way. A total of 21 teams scored less than 20 points in the 16 games — that number was the highest total of Week 1 sub-20-point team scoring since the 1970 AFL-NFL [...]

Blog & Tackle: How TJH was used in 2009

Blog & Tackle: How TJH was used in 2009

September 07, 2010 | Chris Pika

The Ravens acquisition of WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh yesterday gave the club a tough receiver who will help Baltimore in the short term by giving QB Joe Flacco another target in the expanding passing game. What kind of numbers will the about-to-be 33-year-old TJH put up in 2010? It’s obviously hard to say as the Ravens [...]

Blog & Tackle: Vanilla anyone?

Blog & Tackle: Vanilla anyone?

August 12, 2010 | Chris Pika

All of us have walked into our favorite ice cream shop in the heat of summer and looked at the dozens of flavors — depending on your establishment — and stepped up to the counter to make a call. Chances are, if you are an NFL coach, your choice in August is very plain — [...]

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