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  1. NFL's five most disappointing teams

    Mike Sando

    The NFL is filled with success stories this season. Philip Rivers has been reborn in San Diego. Ron Rivera has rewritten his Carolina legacy. Kansas City and Arizona are a combined 19-8 after going 7-25 last season. Green Bay is in the playoff pictur...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  2. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  3. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. 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
  6. One area for concern for 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    2012 49ers vs. Passes 16+ Yds. Past LOS Weeks 1-17 18-19 Comp. 33 10 Att. 91 15 Pct. 36.3 66.7 Yards 952 264 YPA 10.5 17.6 TD 2 3 INT 6 1 NFL rating 55.7 121....

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  7. Questioning how teams value WRs in draft

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle D'Marco Farr, for raising an interesting point regarding drafted wide receivers. The top three teams in passing yardage last season -- New Orleans, New England and Green Bay -- have combined to inv...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  8. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Stepping up in class. The 2011 49ers have faced two quarterbacks with Pro Bowls on their resumes. Those two quarterbacks, Tony Romo and Michael Vick, combined to complete 50 of 79 passes for 761 yards with ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  9. Alex Cool? Smith leads NFL in comebacks

    Mike Sando

    Grading Alex Smith's play during the San Francisco 49ers' 6-1 start has become one of the more fascinating pursuits of this 2011 NFC West season. Smith, long a divisive subject among 49ers fans, remains one even during the team's best start since ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  10. 49ers' J. Smith and heirs to Manning streak

    Mike Sando

    With Peyton Manning's regular-season starting streak in question, I revisited the list of active leaders to see which NFC West players might be gaining. There is one. The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith, the NFL's active ironman among defensi...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  11. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  12. An honor and perspective for Earl Thomas

    Mike Sando

    Rookie free safety Earl Thomas has added range and ball-hawking qualities to the Seattle Seahawks' secondary. Thomas has four interceptions and had chances to collect a couple more. Peter King took notice Thursday when he named Thomas to his mi...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  13. NFC West power rankings take shape

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The Jacksonville Jaguars, perched on the precipice of a 5-11 season, ranked fifth in ESPN's composite power rankings from July 2008. The Atlanta Falcons ranked 32nd even though they were about to post an 11-5 r...

    Blog | May 20, 2009
  14. Arizona Cardinals' Kurt Warner leads MVP race

    Mike Sando

    With Tom Brady injured and Peyton Manning's individual numbers down, Kurt Warner has found his way back to a familiar role: MVP favorite.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  15. In young QB market, Cutler hot, Eli Manning not

    Mike Sando

    Among a group of 11 young quarterbacks, Denver's Jay Cutler is most likely to join Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the very elite class, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2007