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  1. Fallout from Jared Cook's move to the Rams

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- The Tennessee Titans knew re-signing Jared Cook would be rough when the sides couldn't initially agree over a basic detail. Should Cook be paid like a tight end or a wide receiver? "And really, I didn't want to mess with it," Titans ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  2. Madden 13: Willis, Lynch, Fitz represent

    Mike Sando

    Any knowledgeable NFC West fan knows what happens when Matt Forte runs across Patrick Willis. On the field, Willis helped hold Forte to 2.05 yards per carry as Willis' San Francisco 49ers defeated Forte's Chicago Bears 10-6. We'll conveniently ove...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. With Willis back, fresh look at 49ers' run 'D'

    Mike Sando

    Marshawn Lynch recently ended the San Francisco 49ers' streaks for games without allowing a 100-yard rusher (36) or even a rushing touchdown (15). Those streaks ended with one of the NFL's best defensive players, linebacker Patrick Willis, injured...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  4. Following up: About that 'pretender' label

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are an overtime defeat away from being 8-0 for the season. They are 4-0 on the road, own three fourth-quarter comeback victories and lead the NFC West by five games with eight to play. They are also quite likely playoff pre...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  5. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Big WR concerns

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 5: Leader: mboles52, for a second week in a row. His scoring peaked with 173 points in Week 3, coming down to 158 and a season-low 129 over the last two weeks. A rough week from Darren McFadd...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  6. 49ers' J. Smith and heirs to Manning streak

    Mike Sando

    With Peyton Manning's regular-season starting streak in question, I revisited the list of active leaders to see which NFC West players might be gaining. There is one. The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith, the NFL's active ironman among defensi...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  7. 2011 NFL positional count at 53-man limit

    Mike Sando

    With NFL teams meeting the 53-man roster deadline Saturday, I've put together a chart breaking down general positional counts. "General" is the appropriate term here because some teams see fullbacks as tight ends, defensive ends as outside linebac...

    Blog | September 04, 2011
  8. NFC West free-agency breakdown

    Mike Sando

    A look at the free-agent priorities for each NFC West team: Arizona Cardinals 1. Sign or acquire a quarterback: You've heard all the potential names by now. Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger and Matt Hasselbeck all could be av...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  9. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Sam Bradford hits the road. The Rams' rookie quarterback has thrown more touchdowns than interceptions in two of his three road games this season. He has shown an ability to play well for stretches away fro...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  10. Gridiron Challenge: Bye-week blues

    Mike Sando

    Bye weeks for Frank Gore and Chris Johnson in particular will shake up fantasy rosters as the ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge enters Week 9. I had both running backs on my roster and replaced one of them with the New York Giants' Ahmad Br...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  11. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The call for not-so-obvious MVP Watch candidates went out Tuesday afternoon. There were well-reasoned responses, such as the one from erik22lax nominating running backs Chris Johnson and LaDainian Tomlinson for flourishing without the benefit of p...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  12. Leading MVP candidates from NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The weekly MVP Watch is back, with or without legitimate candidates from the NFC West. My initial list of 10 candidates featured none from the division. I'd rank the top four this way: 1. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals. It's been a tough o...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  13. Observation deck: Cardinals-Titans

    Mike Sando

    Coach Ken Whisenhunt and the Arizona Cardinals gave quarterback Matt Leinart little help Monday night during a 24-10 loss. The Tennessee Titans did Leinart no favors by blitzing against an offensive line that wasn't game-planning, this being preseaso...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  14. Winners, losers from 2008 NFC West drafts

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando NFL rookies rarely change the course of a season for their new teams. The Dolphins' Jake Long and the Titans' Chris Johnson were the only 2008 draft choices named to the Pro Bowl last season. With teams scr...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  15. Countdown Daily: Predicting Packers-49ers

    Mike Sando

    Merril Hoge, Chris Mortensen, Mark Schlereth, Seth Wickersham and Keyshawn Johnson are picking the Green Bay Packers to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the teams' divisional playoff game Saturday. K.C. Joyner is calling the 49ers' offense overra...

    Blog | January 10, 2013