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  1. Solving the Bears' QB conundrum

    Mike Sando

    Coach Marc Trestman and the rest of the Chicago Bears' leadership might not know or particularly care where the team stood at quarterback before Jay Cutler arrived in 2009. That is ancient history in a league in which coaches can be lucky to get even...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  2. 49ers, Hawks have most picks minus comps

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has released the 2013 NFL draft order, subject to change when the league hands out 32 compensatory choices offsetting losses incurred during free agency last offseason. The order shows the San Francisco 49ers with a league-high 11 choices....

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  3. NFC West the 'it' division in game of tag

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have wielded the franchise tag more frequently than teams from the seven other NFL divisions. That includes a league-high 20 times since divisional alignment in 2002, according to totals from ESPN Stats & Information. But with o...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  4. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Cardinals' ground game. The Cardinals were already averaging a league-low 2.7 yards per rushing attempt, a figure that drops to 2.5 without rushes from quarterbacks, wide receivers and other non-running backs. Subtracting Ryan Williams ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  5. Seattle's Clemons primed for Rams encore

    Mike Sando

    Seattle's Chris Clemons is coming off a four-sack first half against the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks' next opponent, St. Louis, noticed. Rams fans should already be quite familiar with the veteran defensive end. Clemons has a league-high...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  6. First impressions: 2012 Rams draft

    Mike Sando

    First impressions on the St. Louis Rams' performance in the 2012 NFL draft: What I liked: The Rams added 10 players, including a league-high six among the first 96 selections. More than any team, they were in position to get quantity and quality, ...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  7. 2012 NFC West UFA scorecard: update

    Mike Sando

    Michael Robinson's expected re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks would give the team a league-high four re-signings in the unrestricted free-agent market. Red Bryant, Paul McQuistan and Heath Farwell previously re-signed. Seattle and the other ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  8. 49ers add to haul with most All-Pro players

    Mike Sando

    This was indeed a special season for the San Francisco 49ers and, by extension, the NFC West overall. The Associated Press All-Pro Team, announced Friday, includes five 49ers, a league high for any team. Arizona's Patrick Peterson made the team as...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  9. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Huge weekend for sack opportunities: The Seattle Seahawks, having allowed a league-high 28 sacks, must contend with the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware, who collected four of his 12 last week. The San Francisc...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  10. QBR ranks: Alex Smith sets 2011 standard

    Mike Sando

    Make available all the relevant NFC West quarterbacks in a league-wide draft and Sam Bradford would probably be the first one selected, even with the St. Louis Rams at 0-4. It is time, however, to re-assess the position within the division. 2...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Dropping the ball: Rams not the only ones

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford has completed less than 50 percent of his passes through four games in part because his teammates have suffered from a league-high 12 dropped passes. I've put together an updated chart showing every NFC West drop this season. ESPN Sta...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  12. The best left tackle in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have drafted a league-high 10 offensive linemen in the first two rounds since 2007. Seven of the 10 were tackles. Four of the seven tackles play on the left side. One of the four left tackles, Russell Okung of the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  13. Take a bow: Justin Smith, Bradley Fletcher

    Mike Sando

    Five NFC West-related notes after checking out Football Outsiders' stats for broken tackles allowed during the 2010 season: Arizona Cardinals players totaled a league-high 51 broken tackles allowed on the list showing only those defenders with at...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  14. A look inside 2011 NFC West draft picks

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on the choices NFL teams hold in the 2011 draft: The Seattle Seahawks have acquired a league-high four selections from other teams. They have a fourth-rounder acquired from New England for Deion Branch; a fifth-rounder from Baltimore ...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  15. OK to negotiate, but not sign anyone

    Mike Sando

    One more note on the 24-hour extension for labor negotiations between the NFL and its players, directly from the story on ESPN.com: The deadline extension does not mean any transactions can occur, according to a league source. As part of Thursday's ...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  16. Power Rankings revisited: Week 17

    Mike Sando

    A weekly review of how teams performed in relation to last week's Power Rankings (with new rankings scheduled for Tuesday): With a league-high 14 victories and a dominant performance in Week 17, the New England Patriots left little doubt. They'...

    Blog | January 03, 2011