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  1. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Three of a kind. Not since 1991 have three NFC West teams finished a season with winning records. It could happen in 2012 if the St. Louis Rams upset the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Rams would finish 8-...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  2. HOF12: Curtis Martin's amazing story

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Curtis Martin won his bet to make it through his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech without crying. Did anyone else? Martin, in accepting his enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, shared details about his life that would ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  3. More reasons to admire Jackson's resolve

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will forever be known as an all-time great running back driven into premature retirement by his team's losing culture. Sanders should get no sympathy from Steven Jackson. Weighted Winning Percentages Rank R...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  4. First rounds first: Cruising toward Canton

    Mike Sando

    Andy from Des Moines, Iowa asks whether Pro Football Hall of Famers were disproportionately early draft choices. 2012 Hall Of Fame Class HOFer Rd. Overall Cortez Kennedy 1 3 Chris Doleman 1 4 Willie Roaf ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  5. Rams regular-season wrap-up

    Mike Sando

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 31 Preseason Power Ranking: 17 Biggest surprise: The Rams ranked eighth in sacks per pass attempt, one spot ahead of the 13-3 San Francisco 49ers, even though they rarely forced...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  6. Silver linings: Rams at Steelers

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 2-13 with a 27-0 road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Steven Jackson carried 24 times for 103 yards, his fourth 100-ya...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  7. Around the NFC West: Candlestick's light fix

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco officials are running a power sweep at Candlestick Park after the stadium went dark twice during the 49ers' recent victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News has the details from Mayor Ed Lee: "...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Celebrating Faulk

    Mike Sando

    Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points to running back Marshall Faulk as the key figure on the Rams' Greatest Show on Turf offenses. Burwell: "I am sure that some folks would love to have me put all sorts of qualifiers behind this commen...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  9. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Chris Johnson is up, Brett Favre is down and Donovan McNabb is out since the final MVP Watch from last season. The initial list for 2010 overlooks defense entirely, with good reason. Lawrence Taylor was the last defensive player to win the award a...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  10. Bulger, Kerney, Jones and retirement

    Mike Sando

    Matt Bowen's item on Rams quarterback Marc Bulger got me thinking about the retirement rumors that have come and gone this offseason. Various reports have cast Bulger and Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney as potentially leaning toward retireme...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  11. Catching up with Watters, NFC West alumni

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The NFLPA's annual Super Bowl news conference doubled as reunion for players with ties to current NFC West teams. Eight of the 15 current and former players on the stage spent all or part of their careers with the Rams, Se...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  12. Mailbag: Fallout from Rice as greatest ever

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- We're approaching 1,700 comments on the piece about Jerry Rice's potential standing as the greatest player in NFL history. I have also heard from people through the NFC West mailbag. Those comments and my responses follow. Greg from Carli...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  13. The case for Rice as the greatest ever

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Anyone advocating Jerry Rice as the greatest player in NFL history can bury the opposition in statistics. Rice averaged 1,145 yards receiving and more than 10 total touchdowns per season -- for 20 NFL seasons. Rice caught 69 touchdown ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: Gore dominates

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle says the 49ers' offensive line responded to Mike Singletary's criticism. Frank Gore: "I've got to give props to my offensive line. They did a great job. I'm proud of th...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  15. Around the NFC West: Singletary missed camp

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says 49ers coach Mike Singletary knows about missing camp during a contract dispute. He did it as a player -- twice. Singletary also ruled out any chance of the 49ers...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  16. Around the NFC West: Rams shutter practice

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch outlines possible training camp sites for the Rams, who will not return to Concordia University this summer. Also, Steve Spagnuolo has become the first coach in St. Louis ...

    Blog | March 31, 2009