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Mike Wilkening

Mike Wilkening

Senior editor
Pro Football Weekly

Senior editor Mike Wilkening covers the AFC North, as well as the Texans and Titans, for Pro Football Weekly. He compiles PFW’s NFL player rankings for its annual preview magazine and is the author of the “NFList,” a poll of coaches and evaluators that runs throughout the year. He leads PFW’s handicapping coverage, writing a weekly handicapping column for during the season and regularly posting on his blog, “Covering the Spread.” He also contributes to PFW’s fantasy-football coverage. From February through July, he is the co-host of the nationally syndicated Pro Football Weekly/Basketball News radio show. Wilkening, who joined Pro Football Weekly in September 2002, holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  


RSS Recent stories by Mike

Underdogs have made some noise in title round

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
Mike Wilkening examines the success rate of underdogs in conference title games since 1992.

Will Ravens be challenged to keep defense together in 2013?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The changes to the Ravens’ defense in 2013 could go beyond just replacing retiring MLB Ray Lewis.

What's next for Browns' offense?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
At his introductory press conference on Friday, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski shed some light on his offensive philosophy.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
A change-of-pace back is one of the bigger needs for a Lions offense that looks relatively stable compared to the defense. 

Divisional round handicapping column

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the AFC's underdogs will come to play in the divisional round. 

Key matchup: Ravens WRs vs. Broncos pass defense

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
To pull off an upset on Saturday afternoon, the Ravens need WRs Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin to be on top of their game.

Divisional round consensus selections analysis

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
You've seen our consensus against-the-spread selections for the divisional round. Now, here's the thought process behind those picks.

'Super' bettors can see confetti in the distance

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Mike Wilkening says it's the time of year when future-book bettors start to dream a little more vividly of cashing tickets.

Bengals' foundation solid, but questions remain

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens, Steelers and Browns are in various states of flux. The Bengals, however, should be pretty stable. But there's work to be done.

Ravens' ILB ranks could have new look in 2013

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
The Ravens could have a considerably different look at inside linebacker next season.