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  1. 49ers present Rams with different challenge

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' defense could not stop the Green Bay Packers or New England Patriots from flourishing on third down. Those teams converted 16 of 27 chances in recent victories over St. Louis. Early downs could present the biggest challenge ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  2. Tale of the all-22 tape: RG3 right on Rams?

    Mike Sando

    Steven Jackson had an appropriate response to Robert Griffin III's accusations of dirty play from Jackson's St. Louis Rams: "It's not the Big 12." Griffin, the Washington Redskins' rookie sensation, isn't the first quarterback to challenge defense...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 2: Cards' defense to the test: Arizona's defense is coming off a dominant performance against Seattle. The Patriots present a different challenge at quarterback and with their personnel packages featuring two t...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  4. Sixth sense: Colin Kaepernick's challenge

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams selected six quarterbacks among the first 36 choices in the 2011 NFL draft. That hadn't happened since 1983, when Dan Marino was the sixth quarterback chosen. The distinction fell to Colin Kaepernick this time. The Nevada quarterback ...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  5. Peterson and defensive rookie award

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson seems like a logical early candidate to challenge for NFL defensive rookie of the year. One thing to consider, however: No defensive back has won the award since Charles Woodson in 1998. Nine linebackers and...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  6. Carroll up to the challenge in NFL return?

    Mike Sando

    The readjustment back to the NFL has led Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to occasionally reassess his approach. Carroll, accustomed to winning big with regularity at USC, went into the season knowing two-minute situations would require more at...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  7. Gridiron Challenge: Averting disaster

    Mike Sando

    Add this one to the fantasy football near-miss file. Watching Oakland flounder on offense against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 nearly convinced me to start the Denver Broncos' defense against the Raiders in Week 7. Nearly. The Broncos' ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  8. Play-calling head coaches face unique challenges

    Mike Sando

    Eleven NFL head coaches are expected to serve as primary playcallers this season. These coaches face different challenges, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2008