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  1. The Niners' Kaepernick dilemma

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has a 21-8 record with four playoff victories and one Super Bowl appearance since becoming the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback during the 2012 season. Not everyone loves everything about his game, but it's tough finding qua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Wilson to Fitz: Not a bad West connection

    Mike Sando

    What a thrill it must have been Sunday for Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson to find Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald for a 9-yard touchdown reception. The Pro Bowl, though lacking in the drama that makes regular games compelling to ...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  3. WR as ambassador: Fitz kind even to refs

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald craned for a better view of the Arizona Cardinals' offense as the Hall of Fame Game reached its final few minutes. The Pro Bowl receiver could have moved closer to the action, but that would have prevented him from posing for pict...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  4. Giants following path of 2008 Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Cris Collinsworth famously called the 2008 Arizona Cardinals the worst playoff team in NFL history. That was before the Cardinals won three consecutive playoff games to reach Super Bowl XLIII. That improbable run forced Collinswort...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  5. 2012 Pro Bowl fan balloting: Updated ranks

    Mike Sando

    Eighteen San Francisco 49ers rank among the top five at their positions in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl. What is this, 1994? It's feeling that way with the 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers taking 10-3 records into their Monday night game in Week...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Larry Fitzgerald road show resumes. The Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl receiver caught a combined 23 passes for 251 yards in road games against Seattle over the 2008 and 2009 seasons. His production at the form...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  7. Where will Seahawks find elite talent?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks won a playoff game last season despite having no players named to the Pro Bowl, even as an injury replacement. Given the relative lack of talent, perhaps coach Pete Carroll deserved stronger consideration in ESPN.com's recent ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  8. Potential factor in Adrian Wilson's struggles

    Mike Sando

    Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson turned in one of the more dominant performances I can recall from a defensive back during the Arizona Cardinals' victory at St. Louis in the 2010 regular-season opener. Wilson finished the game with two interce...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  9. Playoff reseeding takes a back seat

    Mike Sando

    With labor unrest and a Super Bowl seating fiasco, the NFL has more important things to worry about than reseeding the playoffs to prevent another losing team from getting a home playoff game as a division winner. Making significant changes to the...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  10. Draft hindsight: Big Ben and beyond

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared loose and comfortable during their first Super Bowl 45 media session. They've been in big games before, and frequently, thanks largely to shrewd drafting. This is the Steelers' third Super B...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  11. Packers help NFC West Pro Bowl numbers

    Mike Sando

    The current Pro Bowl format preventing Super Bowl participants from playing in the game will pad NFC West representation this year. The Arizona Cardinals announced Larry Fitzgerald's addition to the game Sunday night after Green Bay's Super Bowl b...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  12. Adrian Wilson: It's the communication

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals allowed 325 points in 16 games last season. They have allowed 319 through 11 games this season. WilsonThat's a problem. What's the solution, beyond adding better players? Pro Bowl strong safety Adrian Wilson offered a few ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  13. Power rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The Miami Dolphins are rising fast and the San Diego Chargers are falling hard -- without playing a game or even putting on pads. The Super Bowl-champion New Orleans Saints fell from the top five in one analyst's unforgiving eyes. ESPN's NFL Po...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  14. NFC West a different story without Warner

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The knock on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner -- that he can be injury prone -- became outdated years ago. Warner hasn't missed a game to injury since 2005, after all. But when the three-time Super Bowl starter sat out the...

    Blog | November 22, 2009
  15. Blogger Debate: Steelers vs. Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando and James Walker TAMPA, Fla. -- Here's hoping Super Bowl XLIII between the Cardinals and Steelers is as competitive as our latest playoff debate between divisional bloggers. From the big-game exploits of Kurt W...

    Blog | January 28, 2009
  16. First Look: Steelers-Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals, Super Bowl XLIII TEMPE, Ariz. -- Once the Cardinals won the NFC Championship Game, coach Ken Whisenhunt knew the Steelers would be waiting for him in Super Bowl XLIII. &qu...

    Blog | January 19, 2009