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  1. Team-by-team breakdown on waiver awards

    Mike Sando

    The NFL awarded 45 players to other teams via waiver claims immediately following the mandatory reduction to 53-man roster limits Saturday. Most of the players probably will not play leading roles for their new teams. Some could develop over time....

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  2. Rams ranked too low? Some thought so

    Mike Sando

    Our pre-draft and post-draft NFC West positional breakdowns invited criticism from St. Louis Rams fans expecting higher marks for a team that went 4-1-1 in division play last season. "The Rams added more starters from the draft than the other team...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  3. St. Louis Rams schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: The Rams drew a Monday night home game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8, a huge improvement from last season, when St. Louis spent Week 8 in London absorbing a 45-7 defeat to New England. This game against Seattle will mark the Rams'...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. San Francisco 49ers schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: There's no easing into the schedule for the 49ers, but that was the case to some degree last season as well. This time, the 49ers open at home against Green Bay before visiting Seattle in a Sunday night game. A home game against Indianapol...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  5. Arizona Cardinals schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: The Arizona Cardinals were the only NFC team left off the "Monday Night Football" schedule. That was understandable after Arizona lost 11 of its final 12 games last season. The Cardinals did draw a prime-time home game against the Seattle ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. Seattle Seahawks schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: The Seahawks' games against the San Francisco 49ers are of paramount interest for both teams. The teams play in Seattle on Sept. 15 in Week 2, in the Sunday night game on NBC. They play again at Candlestick Park on Dec. 8 in a Fox game. Th...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  7. Spotting trends in NFL roster composition

    Mike Sando

    Tony Villiotti puts together interesting NFL breakdowns on his website, draftmetrics.com. His latest study ranks current NFL rosters by total starts in 2012. Subtotals show how many of those starts come from holdover players vs. those acquired thi...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. Quick look at seeding possibilities in NFC

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for providing the following breakdowns showing how teams could be seeded in the NFL playoffs pending Week 17 results: No. 1 seed The Atlanta Falcons have secured the top seed. No. 2 seed The San Franci...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  9. Naming names: How QBs fared vs. West

    Mike Sando

    We follow up our cumulative look at NFC West defensive dominance versus quarterbacks with a breakdown by individual player. New England's Tom Brady, held to 18 points during a home defeat to Arizona, gets another shot at the NFC West when his team...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  10. Great defenses? Not on third-and-long

    Mike Sando

    NFL defense aspires to force opponents into third-and-long. Good ones should feast on opposing offenses in these favorable situations. NFC West defenses, though strong overall, have suffered from some puzzling third-and-long breakdowns. I'm not...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  11. Chat wrap: Running backs on the mind

    Mike Sando

    NFC West fans had running backs in mind during our chat Thursday. We had Joe C. from Fort Worth asking for projected carry breakdowns in Arizona if the Cardinals' Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams are both healthy. k1joyce from Massachusetts, fearful...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. Who's getting older, younger in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFL rosters undergo massive changes each offseason. That has been particularly true in 2012 as limits increased from 80 to 90 players. As much as I'd like to comply with requests to publish specific roster breakdowns for age and other factors, the...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  13. Arizona Cardinals schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: The Cardinals drew two prime-time games, both against division opponents, as part of a schedule that should let them avoid a second consecutive slow start. Arizona, which rallied to 8-8 last season after a 1-6 start, plays three of its ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  14. San Francisco 49ers schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: The 49ers open the season against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, a marquee matchup reflecting San Francisco's improved standing following a 13-3 season. A Sunday night home game against Detroit in Week 2 is next, putting the 49ers...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. St. Louis Rams schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: Jeff Fisher's addition as coach raised the Rams' profile, but not enough for the team to secure a Monday night game. A Thursday night home game against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 4 will have to suffice in the prime-time department. That...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  16. Seattle Seahawks schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: Matt Flynn's addition from Green Bay in free agency has paid off already, helping the Seahawks secure a Monday night home game against the Packers on Sept. 24. But Seattle drew just a cautious prime-time commitment overall, with an Oct. 18...

    Blog | April 17, 2012