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  1. Why Andrew Luck is already a top-5 QB

    Mike Sando

    In late 2012, when Russell Wilson was emerging as a candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, I put together a chart comparing him to Andrew Luck in games against seven common opponents. Wilson had fared better by wide margins in key statistica...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Alcohol coursing through NFL incidents

    Mike Sando

    Alcohol abuse has been a common denominator for a run of incidents involving NFL personnel. News that Denver Broncos executive Matt Russell registered a .246 percent blood-alcohol reading after ramming into a police cruiser put an ugly exclamation...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  4. What Super Bowl teams had in common

    Mike Sando

    The three NFC West teams reaching the Super Bowl over the past eight seasons had an important similarity. All three kept their offensive lines intact all season. That is the case for the San Francisco 49ers as their linemen -- left tackle Joe S...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  5. Wilson, RG III vs. same four opponents

    Mike Sando

    2012 Griffin-Wilson vs. 4 Common Opp. QB Griffin Wilson W-L 2-2 3-1 Action plays 184 140 Dropbacks 143 113 Completions 79 67 Attempts 117 94 Comp. pct. 67.5 71.3 Pass yards...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  6. Wilson, Luck vs. same eight opponents

    Mike Sando

    2012 Luck-Wilson vs. 8 Common Opp. QB Luck Wilson W-L 5-3 6-2 Action plays 441 310 Dropbacks 397 250 Completions 197 137 Attempts 364 213 Comp. pct. 54.1 64.3 Pass yards ...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Five of our eight NFL divisional bloggers think Peyton Manning stands as the favorite for league MVP through Week 14. Two of the bloggers favoring Tom Brady have something in common: Both were at Gillette Stadium for Brady's four-touchdown perform...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Waves are still rippling through the NFC West blog from our Tuesday discussion comparing Russell Wilson to Andrew Luck against seven common opponents. The touchdown-to-interception ratios in those games jumped off the page: 16-1 for Wilson, 13-12 ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  9. Wilson, Luck vs. same seven opponents

    Mike Sando

    2012 Luck-Wilson vs. 7 Common Opps QB Luck Wilson W-L 4-3 5-2 Action plays 393 273 Dropbacks 354 221 Completions 177 123 Attempts 327 190 Comp. pct. 54.1 64.7 Pass yards ...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  10. No offense, but D not meant to be nice

    Mike Sando

    Quick, what do the following situations have in common? Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III complaining about alleged tactics by the St. Louis Rams' defense; New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride complaining about ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  11. Officially speaking: Seahawks-Rams ref

    Mike Sando

    With regular officials back this week, I've put together a chart showing where veteran referee Mike Carey's crew ranks in common penalty calls over the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Carey has been assigned to work the game Sunday between the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. The common thread through Harbaugh's ire

    Mike Sando

    The way San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh projects himself doesn't matter much while his winning percentage stands at .813. It'll be interesting to see how some of his quirkier comments play if the 49ers ever do struggle on his watch. That...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  13. Vernon Davis and NFL's top tight ends

    Mike Sando

    Eight of John Clayton's 10 best tight ends have one thing in common: a Pro Bowl quarterback. Vernon Davis, ranked fifth, was an exception. We hear quite a bit about tight ends taking pressure off quarterbacks, but it's tough for any tight end t...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  14. Common thread ties Rams' new leadership

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The St. Louis Rams pointed to Les Snead's wide-ranging experiences in Atlanta when explaining why they hired him as general manager. "The one thing that stood out to me in time as we talked with Les is, in his time with the Falcons...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  15. QBR ranks: 49ers' Smith far and away best

    Mike Sando

    The three names listed last in ESPN's weekly quarterback performance rankings have one thing in common: NFC West divisional heritage. The Arizona Cardinals' John Skelton was 32nd. The St. Louis Rams' Kellen Clemens was at No. 31. The Seattle Seaha...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  16. Personnel report: NFC West QB production

    Mike Sando

    A common thread tied together Kevin Kolb's 73- and 70-yard touchdown passes in his first two games with the Arizona Cardinals. Both plays came when the Cardinals had four wide receivers on the field, two more than a base personnel group would feat...

    Blog | September 21, 2011