Author | Chris Pika

Blog & Tackle: A look at Ravens-Steelers PR game notes

January 13, 2011 | Chris Pika

Every game of the NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend is a regular-season rematch as both of the AFC games are between division opponents — the first time since 2000 that two games feature teams playing for a third time in a season. The nastiest matchup of the weekend is the first on the docket: Baltimore at Pittsburgh. [...]

Blog & Tackle: NFL one-liners through Week 13

Blog & Tackle: NFL one-liners through Week 13

December 09, 2010 | Chris Pika

The 2010 NFL season has reached the three-quarter mark, and like any good game on Sundays, it’s usually the fourth quarter that decides success or failure. It’s a chance to take stock of each conference after 13 weeks and 12 games with one-liners on each of the teams. Below are some stats, observations and conjecture [...]

Blog & Tackle: NFL labor wars

November 20, 2010 | Chris Pika

In this version of “Stories you may have missed…”, I take a look at six pieces written in the last week that you should file away until the labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA begin in earnest sometime after the start of 2011. There will be a lot of posturing between now and [...]

Falcons win stunner over Ravens

Falcons win stunner over Ravens

November 12, 2010 | Chris Pika

It’s fortunate that the Ravens will have 10 days to regroup after a stunning 26-21 loss at Atlanta in a game that Baltimore seemingly had won with 1:05 to play in the Georgia Dome in a battle of two teams that seemed like mirror images of one another in 2010. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and [...]

Blog & Tackle: Revisiting 2008 draft intrigue: Ryan or Flacco

November 10, 2010 | Chris Pika

With the focus this week on the quarterbacks in the Thursday night game – the Ravens’ Joe Flacco and the Falcons’ Matt Ryan, I was reminded of a piece I wrote after the 2008 NFL Draft evaluating SI.com’s Peter King’s reporting of draft-day intrigue involving the Ravens, Falcons and Rams. Tuesday, King re-visited the 2008 [...]

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