Author | Chris Pika

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 […]

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11: Roddy White  of the Atlanta Falcons pulls in this reception against Lardarius Webb  of the Baltimore Ravens at Georgia Dome on November 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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’s Peter King’s reporting of draft-day intrigue involving the Ravens, Falcons and Rams. Tuesday, King re-visited the 2008 […]

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 07: Quarterback Matt Ryan  of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates after a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on November 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Blog & Tackle: Ravens-Falcons could be Super Bowl XLV preview

November 09, 2010 | Chris Pika

Halfway through the NFL season, there is no clear-cut favorite in each conference to make it to the Super Bowl. Two of the major contenders will play Thursday night in the Georgia Dome in a possible preview of Super Bowl XLV — the 6-2 Ravens and 6-2 Falcons. Both teams are very similar. Both clubs […]

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 […]

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