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  1. Matthew Stafford is keeping Detroit Lions from maximizing potenti...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions are a likely playoff team this season, but they won't be able to maximize their title potential unless Matthew Stafford starts playing a lot better, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  2. Dallas Cowboys among favorites in updated division title predicti...

    Mike Sando

    Will the Cowboys hold off the Eagles in the NFC East? Who will win the loaded NFC West? Mike Sando assigns division title odds for every NFL team.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  3. Detroit Lions' fast start could be for real this time - NFL

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions' fast start may be for real this time, says Mike Sando. Here's why they have a chance to contend for the wide-open NFC North title, plus the rest of Sando's 10 takeaways from Week 4 of the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. Ranking the five biggest Week 1 surprise teams by staying power -...

    Mike Sando

    Which of the surprise winners from Week 1 -- the Bills, Dolphins, Falcons, Titans and Vikings -- has the best chance to make the playoffs this season? Mike Sando ranks all five, then weighs in with notes from the Lions-Giants Monday night game.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  5. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  6. Best available head-coaching jobs

    Mike Sando

    With five NFL teams -- the Browns, Lions, Titans, Redskins and Vikings-- looking for head coaches as of Saturday afternoon, it's time to update our rankings showing which destinations candidates should find most appealing. The list will surely gro...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Ranking NFC's second-tier teams

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions cannot get any love even after putting a 40-10 beating on the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in Week 13. "The Lions are just so helter-skelter," one NFL general manager said. "I'd put the Eagles before them [in the NFC],...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  8. Cowboys aren't only ones with questions

    Mike Sando

    Only one NFL team since 2010 has blown more leads in the final two minutes and lost than the Dallas Cowboys, and that team is the Detroit Lions. We'll pause for a few seconds here so followers of those teams can finish their knowing nods. Fans might ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  9. Do Lions have edge in NFC North?

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions lost Sunday after their rookie punter shanked a 28-yarder out of bounds, delivering a short field for the Cincinnati Bengals' winning drive. It was just the latest maddening moment for an organization that has endured more than its ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  10. NFL - Determining likely contracts for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford a...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando looks at the salary situation for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Freeman. What can they expect from their next contracts?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  11. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  12. NFL econ: How QB resources are allocated

    Mike Sando

    2013 Salary Cap Charges for QBs Rank Team QB Cap 1 Detroit Lions $24.6M 2 New York Giants $22.1M 3 Denver Broncos $20.8M 4 Dallas Cowboys $19.6M 5 San Diego Chargers $18.9M 6 New Y...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  13. Bennett, too? Seahawks serious about rush

    Mike Sando

    Coach Pete Carroll said the Seattle Seahawks were serious about upgrading their pass rush. They were serious enough to add Detroit Lions unrestricted free agent Cliff Avril (9.5 sacks last season) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers UFA Michael Bennett (9.0)...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  14. Initial thoughts on Cliff Avril and Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Former St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola's five-year contract agreement with New England comes as no surprise after Wes Welker left the Patriots for Denver. The two-year agreement between Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril and the Seattl...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  15. Schwartz: Rams' new DC future head coach

    Mike Sando

    Coaches tend to say nice things about their friends in the business. Our job is to identify what's meaningful or at least noteworthy. Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's comments from the NFL scouting combine regarding new St. Louis Rams defensive ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Matt Ryan has charged up the MVP Watch list after two sensational performances helped his Atlanta Falcons clinch home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. Ryan's seven touchdown passes against the New York Giants and Detroit Lions earned him a mea...

    Blog | December 26, 2012