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  1. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  2. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  3. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. Sizing up SB contenders already? Thoughts

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's John Clayton is listing the Seattle Seahawks second to Green Bay among teams most likely to supplant San Francisco as the NFC team in the next Super Bowl. Separately, ESPN's Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith like the 49ers' chances for winn...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  5. Cardinals find a way despite shortcomings

    Mike Sando

    Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire Kurt Warner threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinals held off the 49ers, 29-24. Posted by's Mike Sando GLENDALE, Ariz. -- An emerging NFC West contender flush with Sup...

    Blog | November 11, 2008
  6. Surprise contenders shaping NFC landscape

    Mike Sando

    The list of surprise teams in the NFC continues to grow, writes Mike Sando in his Week 5 observations.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2007