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  1. Smith, Skelton, Kolb and comeback QBs

    Mike Sando

    There can be no fourth-quarter comeback victories in football without a team first falling behind. That partly explains why Drew Brees (three), Tom Brady (one) and Aaron Rodgers (zero) have combined for fewer of them than either Alex Smith (five) ...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  2. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 9)

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' stunning upset over the New Orleans Saints makes Pishy17 a stunning winner in the "You called it" predictions contest from Week 8. Pishy17 predicted not only a Rams victory, but also the final score, 31-21. That final score req...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  3. 2011 Cardinals Week 4: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the Arizona Cardinals during their 31-27 home defeat to the New York Giants: Ray Horton wasn't lying. The Cardinals' defensive coordinator promised to blitz. He sent seven pass-rushers after Eli Manning when t...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  4. Which quarterbacks command most respect

    Mike Sando

    Jesse Reynolds, an Arizona Cardinals fan deadlocked in a debate over quarterbacks, turned this way for a resolution. "I have searched everywhere but haven't been able to find the data that supports (or contradicts) my argument that the Cardinals w...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  5. In-depth look at NFC West defenses

    Mike Sando

    I've asked Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Information to sift through defensive charting information for performance clues regarding NFC West teams. Among his findings, with my thoughts as well ... San Francisco 49ers What they do well: T...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Quarterback contrasts. The San Francisco 49ers' trip to Green Bay brings them face to face, again, with a familiar 2005 NFL draft storyline. Too many variables affected Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith for anyo...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  7. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The Minnesota Vikings, so close to knocking off New Orleans with a Super Bowl berth on the line last season, appeared closer to nodding off in Week 2. Brett Favre needs more than a nap. He needs receivers. This wasn't the first time in recent seas...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  8. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Alex Smith's play must speak for him. San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary expects his quarterback to take a significant step forward this season, not only in his play but in how he commands the offense...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  9. Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 3

    Mike Sando

    A couple thoughts per NFC West team heading into the third week of the 2010 NFL exhibition season: St. Louis Rams at New England Patriots (Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET) The setting changes dramatically -- and favorably, in some ways -- for rookie qua...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  10. NFC West: Most indispensable players

    Mike Sando

    A team-by-team look at the most indispensable players (non-quarterbacks) in the division. This exercise was easy for every NFC West team but the Seattle Seahawks. Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc., writing for ESPN Insider, went with defensive lin...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  11. Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 2

    Mike Sando

    A couple thoughts per NFC West team heading into the second week of the 2010 NFL exhibition season: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET) Seattle wants to see a sharper, more engaged effort from quarterback Matt Hasselbec...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  12. Cardinals will have seen enough of Favre

    Mike Sando

    Brett Favre is coming back? He left? Sorry, not into soap operas. If Favre plays during the Minnesota Vikings' Nov. 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona would become the only NFL team to face football's leading man in each of the past thr...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  13. Audio: Breaking down how Cards are built

    Mike Sando

    My latest conversation with 710ESPN Seattle's Brock Huard and Mike Salk covered lots of ground in the NFC West, from how the Arizona Cardinals are built to whether the NFC West is indeed the eighth-best division in the NFL. We also hit on Brett Fa...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  14. Brett Favre decision affects Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- There had to be a way for the NFC West blog to siphon off some Brett Favre-related traffic on its way North. This is it: While every NFC West team played the Favre-led Minnesota Vikings last season, the Arizona Cardinals are th...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  15. Mailbag: Playoffs? Yes, he means playoffs

    Mike Sando

    Paul from San Francisco writes: Hey Mike, liked the analysis of the Rams and where they improved/worsened from last season. Any chance you can do that for the 49ers? Also, I'm a little underwhelmed by all the forecasts of the Niners winning the West ...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  16. Dockett knocks 'em dead during chat

    Mike Sando

    Darnell Dockett's playful side made his recently completed ESPN chat even more captivating than I would have expected. The Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl defensive lineman can laugh at himself and he isn't afraid to laugh at others. Throw in the way ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010