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  1. Seahawks' lead in PED bans under Carroll

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks lead the NFL in suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs since Pete Carroll became coach in 2010, research by ESPN Stats & Information shows. Defensive end Bruce Irvin's four-game suspension, announced Friday, was the fifth...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  2. Tradewinds: 16 picks pass through West

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-eight picks in the 2013 NFL draft have changed hands to this point. Sixteen of the 28 have NFC West fingerprints on them. The chart below, put together with an assist from Jason Vida of ESPN Stats & Information, singles out those 16 sel...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  3. NFC West the 'it' division in game of tag

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have wielded the franchise tag more frequently than teams from the seven other NFL divisions. That includes a league-high 20 times since divisional alignment in 2002, according to totals from ESPN Stats & Information. But with o...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  4. Inside Slant: Fourth-and-aggressive, please

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals, though struggling of late, have often been at their best on fourth down. The Cardinals rank first in win probability added and sixth in expected points added through fourth-down plays, according to ESPN Stats & Information....

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  5. Where Doucet ranks in dropped pass rate

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals receiver Early Doucet suffered three drops on 93 targets last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. His drops per target percentage was 3.2, below the 4.4 average for all players. Doucet and teammate Rob Housler each...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  6. A few more NFC West schedule notes

    Mike Sando

    Additional 2012 NFC West schedule notes, from ESPN Stats & Information: Arizona Cardinals A Week 8 game against San Francisco means the Cardinals will have played the 49ers in each of their past three Monday night games (lost in 2010, won ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. 2012 NFL draft order thru Week 13 (top 16)

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, Matt Willis of ESPN Stats & Information for passing along 2012 NFL draft order for every team without a winning record through Week 13. Buffalo and Seattle would flip a coin to determine which one picked 13th instead of 14th. The ch...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  8. Rams did not load up against Beanie Wells

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells gained four yards on three carries when the St. Louis Rams had eight more defenders in the box, according to Doug Clawson of ESPN Stats & Information. Wells gained 224 yards on his remaining 24 carries. W...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  9. NFC West's first 4-0 week since realignment

    Mike Sando

    All four NFC West teams won Sunday. That had not happened since the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions before the 2002 season, according to Kenton Wong of ESPN Stats & Information. That means no "silver linings" files Monday. T...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  10. Youth served? Rookie gets bigger chance

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on how the Arizona Cardinals use their defensive personnel, followed by an ESPN Stats & Information chart with playing-time percentages: The Cardinals would like to develop linebackers O'Brien Schofield and Sam Acho. Schofield pla...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. How quarterbacks perform under 'duress'

    Mike Sando

    A few notes and observations regarding how NFC West quarterbacks have performed when under duress, defined by ESPN Stats & Information as situations when defensive pressure forced players to throw early, off-balance or when they were getting hit:...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  12. 48 NFC West starters since Manning debut

    Mike Sando

    Cool note from ESPN Stats & Information: First-year San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is the last quarterback other than Peyton Manning to start a regular-season game for the Indianapolis Colts. That will change when Kerry Collins replace...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  13. Following up: When teams brought heat

    Mike Sando

    Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Information has come through with a hefty file showing how NFL defenses have fared when sending regular or added pressure against opposing quarterbacks. I'm only beginning to sift through the numbers. The chart...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  14. 2011 NFL Draft: Cardinals' pass defense

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals allowed 12 touchdown passes last season on attempts that traveled at least 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. No team allowed more, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Three observations with the 2011 NFL draft in min...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  15. Updated: 2011 NFL draft order

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' defeat in the NFC divisional round locks in their place in the 2011 NFL draft order. The chart shows where teams stand in the order, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only the final four spots remain in flux. The ...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  16. How aggressive was your team's defense?

    Mike Sando

    An earlier item referenced how many times per game the Chicago Bears sent six or more pass-rushers after opposing quarterbacks. The number was 2.8, but what was the context? I asked that question to ESPN Stats & Information. Marty Callinan prov...

    Blog | January 12, 2011