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  1. Cowboys aren't only ones with questions

    Mike Sando

    Only one NFL team since 2010 has blown more leads in the final two minutes and lost than the Dallas Cowboys, and that team is the Detroit Lions. We'll pause for a few seconds here so followers of those teams can finish their knowing nods. Fans might ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  2. NFL's top five building-block players

    Mike Sando

    Building a championship NFL team is a challenging enterprise. The draft and free agency offer limited opportunities. Great players are scarce, and great quarterbacks scarcer. If you happen to draft first when Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck is availabl...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  3. TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    Mike Sando

    Carson Palmer's arrival by trade should help the Arizona Cardinals recover from a three-year struggle at the quarterback position. Bruce Arians' arrival as head coach means additional playing time for tight ends in his fullback-free offense. 2...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  4. Stafford's present and Bradford's future

    Mike Sando

    One year separated Sam Bradford from Matthew Stafford, quarterbacks selected first overall in the NFL draft. One year could also separate their contract extensions. The comparisons came into focus for Bradford and the St. Louis Rams after Stafford...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Week 1 implications

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: May 23, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Bordow: RB Williams played scared Somers: Attacking DEs, Crabtree Urban: Injury affects Boldin, Peterson Weinfuss: 'Grind' for young players St. Louis Rams ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  7. Beyond Richard Sherman's grandstanding

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's outstanding play warrants the kind of in-depth study Cian Fahey conducted analyzing Sherman's every snap from 2012. Richard Sherman #25 CB Seattle Seahawks 2012 STATS Tot64 Solo53 Ast11 FF3 ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  8. Money matters: Cutting through the hype

    Mike Sando

    The new contracts for Darrelle Revis in Tampa Bay and Kam Chancellor in Seattle will be interesting to analyze once the figures can be confirmed. Initial reports tend to focus on maximum payouts, which can be misleading. Sometimes the new money av...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  9. Revis takes bait and Sherman cranks reel

    Mike Sando

    Richard Sherman baited opposing quarterbacks into interceptions last season. He has baited opposing receivers such as Steve Smith into lashing out during games. Now, the Seattle Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback is proving he can bait opposing defensiv...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  10. 49ers, Seahawks clean up in All-Pro voting

    Mike Sando

    The Associated Press and Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America have announced their all-NFL first teams for the 2012 season. I've compiled the results here and compared them against our all-division team. As expected, Se...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  11. Hey, NFC West 'held' Megatron to 372 yards

    Mike Sando

    Calvin Johnson's 225 yards for the Detroit Lions on Saturday night helped him break Jerry Rice's NFL single-season record for receiving yardage. That's quite an achievement. Around here, NFC West teams can take some pride in having "held" Johns...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Brush with greatness

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Dec. 18, 2012 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: Confidence restored Boivin: Gotta get QB choice right Somers: Reviewing W, Zastudil Urban: Reversal, INT flurry Weinfuss: Finally a W to enjoy ...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  13. Wrap-up: Cardinals 38, Lions 10

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 38-10 victory over the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 15: What it means: The Cardinals bounced back from their 58-0 defeat at Seattle with a performance they could feel good about. Arizona...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  14. Football Today: NFC West Week 15

    Mike Sando

    Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg are back with their weekly NFL predictions on the latest Football Today podcast for Week 15. I've been singling out NFC West-related highlights for those interested. The full podcast is worth a liste...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  15. Peterson latest West CB sizing up Megatron

    Mike Sando

    Even the most enthusiastic Arizona Cardinals fan might have a hard time getting too excited about the team's Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions. Arizona is 4-9 and has lost nine in a row. Detroit is 4-9 and has lost its past five. The match...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  16. Fitzgerald's sagging numbers need a boost

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald's franchise-record streak with at least one reception lives at 127 games. It lives following a one-catch, 4-yard game against New England in Week 2 and a one-catch, 11-yard game against Atlanta last week. It lives, but it's not...

    Blog | November 24, 2012