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  1. Colts can run with AFC's best

    Mike Sando

    Nothing much about the Indianapolis Colts' shocking 45-44 victory Saturday felt sustainable. Falling behind 38-10, as the Colts did before rallying to beat the Chiefs, amplified familiar questions about Indy's viability as a Super Bowl contender. It ...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  2. Peyton Manning's season best ever?

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning's directive to shove the prevailing cold-weather narrative about him "where the sun don't shine" should rank high on his list of impressive comebacks. It's not that Manning has always played well in the cold -- he hasn't. It's more ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. What sets Luck, Wilson apart

    Mike Sando

    Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson had help. Let's be clear about that. But in leading their teams to Week 9 comeback victories against nearly impossible odds, they became common denominators in a staggering NFL equation. Teams are 5-59 since the start o...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  4. Special comeback or coachspeak? Both

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers stormed back from a 28-6 deficit before falling just short, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII. Their coach, Jim Harbaugh, later said "90 percent of the teams will lose by 40" after falling behind by such a wide margin. The comment...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  5. QBR ranks: Kaepernick good til the end

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had their chances in Super Bowl XLVII. They had four consecutive shots from the Baltimore 7-yard line or closer in the final minutes. They couldn't quite finish what would have been the greatest comeback in Supe...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. Sando's best guesses: Week 16 predictions

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are the only current division leader without a three-game winning streak during the 2012 season. They can change that in Week 16 with a victory in Seattle, where the 49ers put together a comeback to claim a 19-17 victory la...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  7. No lead safe? Comebacks in mind this week

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears are visiting the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16 for the first time since the 2006 game that launched Dennis Green into beer commercial history. The Bears overcame a 20-0 halftime deficit to win, 24-23. Green was not happy about it....

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  8. Kolb to Skelton: What's the difference?

    Mike Sando

    Much has changed since Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt named John Skelton over Kevin Kolb as his starting quarterback entering the 2012 regular season. An ankle injury sidelined Skelton in the opener. Kolb led the team to a comeback victory...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  9. Wrap-up: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 24-23 victory against the New England Patriots in Week 6: What it means: The Seahawks improved to 4-2 with a comeback victory that should at least temporarily silence calls for the team to replace rookie quarterba...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  10. Sando's best guesses: Week 2 predictions

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West surprised us (translation: me) in Week 1 with San Francisco dominating at Green Bay, Kevin Kolb leading a fourth-quarter comeback for Arizona and St. Louis nearly shocking Detroit at Ford Field. I've got a 1-2 record in predictions to...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  11. Seahawks: Dream/nightmare scenarios

    Mike Sando

    Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it's never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Seattle in 2012: Dream scenario (12-4): Matt Flynn's fourth-quarter comeback victory ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  12. Bounty suspensions validate DT decision

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks appreciated Anthony Hargrove's contributions to their defense in 2011, including the pivotal safety Hargrove provided during a comeback victory over the New York Giants. That the Seahawks decided to replace Hargrove with veter...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  13. NFL points of emphasis point to NFC West

    Mike Sando

    A confusing judgment call favoring the New York Giants enabled their comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. Was Giants receiver Victor Cruz really down when he lost the football late in the game? A fumble in that situation likely w...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  14. No place like home for 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' fourth-quarter comeback victories at Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Detroit and Seattle obscured an important part of quarterback Alex Smith's game this season. He was actually much better at home. 2011 QBR Differentials, Hom...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  15. Smith, Skelton, Kolb and comeback QBs

    Mike Sando

    There can be no fourth-quarter comeback victories in football without a team first falling behind. That partly explains why Drew Brees (three), Tom Brady (one) and Aaron Rodgers (zero) have combined for fewer of them than either Alex Smith (five) ...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  16. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Through the powers of Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Clemens, the St. Louis Rams have assumed the position as last-ranked team in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings through Week 16. Quarterback trouble marked the comeback victory Orlovsky led for Indianapolis aga...

    Blog | December 27, 2011