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  1. Why Andrew Luck is clearly better than Russell Wilson - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando explains why the Andrew Luck-Russell Wilson debate isn't really close -- most, if not all, league insiders would take Luck over Wilson. But there's a case to be made that Wilson is gaining ground.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  2. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  3. Are Broncos risking future to win now?

    Mike Sando

    The Denver Broncos own the NFL's best regular-season record in the two seasons since quarterback Peyton Manning improbably hit the market and signed with them. However, they are only 2-2 in the playoffs over that span, compared to a combined 12-3 for...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. Seahawks' to-do list after Bennett

    Mike Sando

    Michael Bennett checked in at No. 7 when ESPN.com NFL scout Matt Williamson joined me in ranking all players from the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos heading into Super Bowl XLVIII. The ranking was arguably on the high side, but there was also no...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  5. Inside the Manning-Seattle D chess match

    Mike Sando

    Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas' intensity grew Thursday as the Seattle Seahawks completed their final team-wide media session before Super Bowl XLVIII. Thomas sounded ready to walk directly from the podium to the field at MetLife Stadium. "Any quarte...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  6. Manning's impact on Super Bowl rosters

    Mike Sando

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Yeah, the Seattle Seahawks wanted Peyton Manning. Their quarterback odyssey under coach Pete Carroll had taken them from Matt Hasselbeck to Charlie Whitehurst to Tarvaris Jackson to a runway in Denver, where Carroll and general manage...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  7. Teams most likely to return to playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area features two teams from far, far away. That is fitting because the West teams were best in 2013. While six of the eight NFL teams from the AFC West and NFC West finished with winning records, the...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  8. Defense still key for NFL champions?

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks faced each other in the 2013 preseason, I remember thinking the game had a regular-season feel to it. There was an edge to both teams that felt misplaced for August. Peyton Manning and Russell W...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  9. Can Denver win minus Manning?

    Mike Sando

    Strange as it sounds, some of the Denver Broncos' AFC West rivals wouldn't mind if Peyton Manning & Co. won the Super Bowl this season. It's not that they are secretly fans of the Broncos -- far from it. But in assessing their own prospects, they rea...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  10. Five secrets of the NFL this season

    Mike Sando

    The Oakland Raiders could not stop Peyton Manning from breaking the NFL's single-season record for passing yardage as the 2013 season concluded Sunday. Their best hope came not on the field but from the league's official statistician, which ultimatel...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Scouting Peyton versus the Chiefs' D

    Mike Sando

    There is no accepted blueprint for stopping Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' offense, or else everyone in the NFL would be using it every week. Smart people in the league cannot agree on a set of best defensive practices, other than the generic...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  14. Where Alex Smith and Tom Brady align

    Mike Sando

    While Peyton Manning and the unbeaten Denver Broncos set passing records by the week, the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots have combined to go 9-1 by other means. Their passing stats, which mirror each other, are modest through ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  15. Why Matt Schaub needs to go

    Mike Sando

    There are no perfect quarterbacks. Even Peyton Manning throws a pass to the other team from time to time. It happened Sunday, but, as his Denver Broncos' 51-48 victory over the Dallas Cowboys demonstrated, there are interceptions and then there are i...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  16. For unbeatens, surveying the road to 16-0

    Mike Sando

    The Denver Broncos are averaging 44.8 points per game during their 4-0 start. Their quarterback, Peyton Manning, has 16 touchdown passes without an interception. No team in the Broncos' 54-year history had exceeded 50 points in a game before Sunday, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013