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  1. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Three of a kind. Not since 1991 have three NFC West teams finished a season with winning records. It could happen in 2012 if the St. Louis Rams upset the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Rams would finish 8-...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  2. A look at what makes Fitzgerald so great

    Mike Sando

    Halloween 2004 still haunts Larry Fitzgerald. That day marked the only time Arizona's all-world receiver played an NFL game without catching even one pass. Buffalo was the Cardinals' opponent that day. With the Bills scheduled to visit Arizona in ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  3. More reasons to admire Jackson's resolve

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will forever be known as an all-time great running back driven into premature retirement by his team's losing culture. Sanders should get no sympathy from Steven Jackson. Weighted Winning Percentages Rank R...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Mourning Seau

    Mike Sando

    The 1990 NFL draft class featured Pro Football Hall of Famers Cortez Kennedy and Emmitt Smith. Sadly, that class also included Jeff Alm, who committed suicide following a traffic accident that killed his best friend, and Anthony Smith, who would b...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. First rounds first: Cruising toward Canton

    Mike Sando

    Andy from Des Moines, Iowa asks whether Pro Football Hall of Famers were disproportionately early draft choices. 2012 Hall Of Fame Class HOFer Rd. Overall Cortez Kennedy 1 3 Chris Doleman 1 4 Willie Roaf ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  6. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Flynn, QB options

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback options for the Seattle Seahawks carried much of my latest discussion with Dave Grosby and Bob Stelton on 710ESPN Seattle. We discussed Green Bay's Matt Flynn, plus the San Francisco 49ers' offense and Cortez Kennedy's chances for the ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  7. Kennedy, DeBartolo, Williams up for Hall

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' resurgence this season recalls the team's greatest years. How appropriate, then, that Eddie DeBartolo Jr. has emerged as a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the first time. DeBartolo and former St. Louis/Arizona defen...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  8. Rams regular-season wrap-up

    Mike Sando

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 31 Preseason Power Ranking: 17 Biggest surprise: The Rams ranked eighth in sacks per pass attempt, one spot ahead of the 13-3 San Francisco 49ers, even though they rarely forced...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  9. Silver linings: Rams at Steelers

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 2-13 with a 27-0 road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Steven Jackson carried 24 times for 103 yards, his fourth 100-ya...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Candlestick's light fix

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco officials are running a power sweep at Candlestick Park after the stadium went dark twice during the 49ers' recent victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News has the details from Mayor Ed Lee: "...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  11. Mailbag: Underrating the NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Spring, Texas gets tired of hearing analysts rip the NFC West. "Is it me," he writes, "or did I not watch the Seattle Seahawks beat the defending Super Bowl champs in the playoffs last year?" Mike Sando: Having a division winner with a l...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Celebrating Faulk

    Mike Sando

    Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points to running back Marshall Faulk as the key figure on the Rams' Greatest Show on Turf offenses. Burwell: "I am sure that some folks would love to have me put all sorts of qualifiers behind this commen...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  13. Tiki Barber, Jim Brown and the older back

    Mike Sando

    Tiki Barber's comeback hopes at age 35 cannot touch the time Jim Brown threatened to come back in his late 40s, when an aging Franco Harris was challenging his rushing record. Brown was 29 when he played his final snap, then retired while still do...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  14. Rice, Randle make initial Hall cut to five

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Jerry Rice, Russ Grimm, John Randle, Emmitt Smith and Rickey Jackson made the list of five final candidates for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of the five, only those receiving 80 percent approval from the ...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  15. Five Hall enshrinees have NFC West ties

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Five of the seven members of the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame class have ties to current NFC West teams: 49ers receiver Jerry Rice was an obvious choice. There wasn't much discussion in the room because Rice's credentia...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  16. Kennedy gracious after making final 10

    Mike Sando

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cortez Kennedy made the final 10 for the first time in voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. KennedyHe should feel good about that, and he did. I spoke with him Saturday night and he expressed no complaints wit...

    Blog | February 06, 2010