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  1. Palmer might have to bail out his line

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, we considered the challenges Arizona Cardinals offensive tackles would face against a long list of accomplished pass-rushers. It's hard not to think similar thoughts after watching left tackle Levi Brown struggle badly against the Sa...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Mostly sunny

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: July 30, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Young: Palmer likes WR Floyd McManaman: 'Honey Badger' back? Bordow: Dockett says he'll produce Somers: Cooper's challenge, knee Urban: Notes from camp, GM K...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  3. NFC West wrap: All-division team

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know, and my 2012 all-division team: Division MVP: Russell Wilson. Raise your hand if you thought the Seattle Seahawks rookie would become the best quarterback in the NFC West and the No. 1 reason Seattle would challenge for the NFC...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  4. 2012 Grid Challenge: Time to catch up

    Mike Sando

    Julio Jones' status for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11 will affect the NFC West in two realms: fantasy and reality. Jones, who leads the Falcons in yards per catch (16.0) and ranks second in touchdown receptions (five), missed practice all week. T...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  5. 2012 Grid Challenge: Fitz, 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers fans seeking reassurance following a rough Week 4 will find it in Tom Carpenter's latest column for Gridiron Challenge players. "The 49ers should be the best fantasy defense play this week in just about any format, and they com...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  6. 2012 Grid Challenge: Four 49ers shined

    Mike Sando

    Those setting their 2012 NFC West Gridiron Challenge lineups before Sunday might want to read through Tom Carpenter's suggested plays. One suggestion staring everyone in the face: Buy Matt Ryan before the quarterback's value climbs with another st...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  7. Which team positioned to challenge 49ers?

    Mike Sando

    The NFL Power Rankings published late last week treated NFC West teams the way they finished last season. The San Francisco 49ers were well ahead of the pack. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks were some distance back and tied, with Arizon...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. Fitzgerald sizes up improved NFC West

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- On the field, the best NFL cornerbacks are often no match for Larry Fitzgerald. Keeping up with the Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl receiver off the field can be a challenge, too. Fans and media pulled at Fitzgerald from every direc...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: 49ers' huge stakes

    Mike Sando

    Week 16 brought great clarity to the NFL playoff situation in the NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are out. The San Francisco 49ers are strong favorites to emerge as the second seed in the NFC. They can no longer challenge for ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  10. Chat wrap: Seahawks' OL challenges

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat covered a good mix of in-season and offseason questions/comments. I'll touch on some highlights here and conclude by following up with an additional thought or two: Phil from Connecticut asks about the Arizona Cardinals' cha...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  11. What could be holding back Kevin Kolb

    Mike Sando

    The excitement in Kevin Kolb's voice at Arizona Cardinals training camp revealed an enthusiasm for the new offense he was learning. The Cardinals' offense was unlike the one Kolb learned in Philadelphia. That posed challenges in the short term, bu...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  12. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Key matchup

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 4: Leader: mboles52, who overtook two-week leader Billy Shears. His lineup: Aaron Rodgers (47 points), Drew Brees (19), Adrian Peterson (8), Darren McFadden (11), Calvin Johnson (21), Andre J...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  13. Gridiron Challenge: Invitation to dominate

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West Gridiron Challenge is back for another season on the NFC West blog. This is an easy-to-play fantasy game allowing participants to set weekly lineups without restrictions on player availability. You want Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers?...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  14. Cable, Harbaugh and challenges that await

    Mike Sando

    Kevin from Sylmar, Calif., thought Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers should have shown up on John Clayton's list featuring coaches most affected by the lockout. Mike Sando: I had the same thought and mentioned it to John when we spoke on th...

    Blog | May 29, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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