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  1. Around the NFC West: Taking it personally

    Mike Sando

    Ronnie Brown, Cedric Benson, Cadillac Williams, J.J. Arrington and Eric Shelton were the running backs selected ahead of Frank Gore in the 2005 NFL draft. Around the NFC West: June 6, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Kitchens' em...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  2. Playoff IR lists with Clemons, Hauschka out

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks added defensive end Chris Clemons and kicker Steven Hauschka to their injured reserve lists this week. Rookie Bruce Irvin, the 15th overall choice in the draft, will start in Clemons' place. Recently signed veteran Ryan Longwe...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  3. RBs also hit tough sledding around here

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams lead the NFL in shutting down quarterbacks. They also lead the league in yards per rushing attempt allowed on called running plays. By called running plays, I'm excluding quarterback scrambles. However, even if we included those pla...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  4. Rams' hidden treasure: Running back

    Mike Sando

    Examining a position group that could exceed its preseason expectations: Any team with Steven Jackson at running back should be set. But for the first time in too long, the Rams have promising young depth behind the only NFL running back riding a ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  5. 49ers putting the hurt on opposing backs

    Mike Sando

    The hit San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner put on New Orleans' Pierre Thomas set a physical tone for one of the NFL's best defenses Saturday. It also knocked Thomas from the game with a concussion. Tough break? Yes, but not entirely unexp...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  6. Passing league? NFC West runs strong

    Mike Sando

    Four of the 13 players with at least 1,000 yards rushing this season call the NFC West home. All four run with power. Two in particular -- Arizona's Beanie Wells and Seattle's Marshawn Lynch -- have racked up yardage after contact. Both rank am...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  7. 2011 Cardinals Week 16: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed about the Arizona Cardinals while watching their most recent game, a 23-16 road defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals: The Adrian Wilson we know and love/hate. In putting together the recent item on the NFC West's biggest, baddes...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  8. Silver linings: Rams vs. Bengals

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 2-12 with a 20-13 home defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Steven Jackson finished with 143 yards rushing and receiving, with a long r...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  9. Four 1,100-yard rushers in one division?

    Mike Sando

    Passing is generally the key to victory in the NFL. This helps explain why quarterbacks earn the most money, why teams often draft pass-blocking tackles over top runners and why fullbacks have become endangered. 2011 NFC West Rushers R...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  10. Tough sledding: Eight not enough for Gore

    Mike Sando

    Not that Frank Gore's candidacy for MVP needs defending, but just in case: The San Francisco 49ers' running back has gained 28.6 percent of his rushing yards against eight or more defenders in the box. That's the highest percentage among all playe...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Bengals 34, Seahawks 12

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 34-12 home defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8: What it means: The Seahawks are going to have a very hard time challenging within the division after losing back-to-back games against Clevela...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  12. Intelligence report: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about the Arizona Cardinals, straight from our newly published 2011 preview: 1. Kolb has to be the guy: The Cardinals are paying Kevin Kolb about what Sam Bradford will receive for the next five years. That puts Arizona's commi...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. Raising concerns over Rams' run defense

    Mike Sando

    Joe from Phoenix raises concerns about the St. Louis Rams' run defense. He sees other NFC West teams beefing up their ground games while the Rams appear largely unchanged on defense when it comes to stopping the run. Mike Sando: The free-agent sig...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: Bradford's statue

    Mike Sando

    John E. Hoover of the Tulsa World checks in with the Rams' Sam Bradford after the University of Oklahoma honored its former quarterback with a statue commemorating his status as a Heisman Trophy winner. Bradford: "I never thought I'd be standing he...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  15. Tim Hightower's fumbling in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Tim Hightower's fumbling issues this season wouldn't matter so much if, say, most other running backs lost the ball just as frequently. The reality, however, is that Hightower has put the ball on the ground more times per carry than any NFL runnin...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  16. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the NFC West in Week 7: 1. Look, over here, a marquee matchup. Three NFL games this week feature two teams with winning records. One of them, Arizona at Seattle, takes place right here in the NFC West. Don't tell an...

    Blog | October 22, 2010