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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. These rankings favor 49ers in big way

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thanks to Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information for pointing out a fun (for San Francisco 49ers fans, anyway) Super Bowl prediction model from ACTA Sports. The model shows winning percentages for Super Bowl participants based on wh...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Quick look at seeding possibilities in NFC

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for providing the following breakdowns showing how teams could be seeded in the NFL playoffs pending Week 17 results: No. 1 seed The Atlanta Falcons have secured the top seed. No. 2 seed The San Franci...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  4. Sweet matchup between bitter West rivals

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith is completing 69.5 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and one interception when opponents come after him with five or more pass-rushers. That note, delivered from ESPN Stats & Information, stands as a positive indicator for the ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  5. How 49ers can clinch West by Week 13

    Mike Sando

    Frederick P. Soft approves this message. A big thanks to Dennis Renno of ESPN Stats & Information for helping answer multiple questions about how the 8-1 San Francisco 49ers could clinch the NFC West title over the next few weeks. I'm sure 49ers c...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  6. A Rodgers-Smith note 49ers fans can enjoy

    Mike Sando

    One of our ESPN Stats & Information analysts, John McTigue, was recently researching Aaron Rodgers' record-setting season when another quarterback from the 2005 NFL draft class surfaced unexpectedly. Turns out the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith, ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  7. Gore, McCoy and intriguing matchups

    Mike Sando

    Two interesting notes from ESPN Stats & Information regarding the San Francisco 49ers' game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4: Frank Gore's rushing average up the middle has declined from 5.2 yards per carry in 2009 to 3.7 last season to ...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  8. 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
  9. By request: 2010 NFL turnover differential

    Mike Sando

    Regular blog contributors beaudini0607 and fundadfor2 requested turnover-differential stats after seeing where NFC West teams rank in various NFL categories. I've gone through data from ESPN Stats & Information to produce a chart showing turnover ...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  10. Where teams rank in turnover differential

    Mike Sando

    Teams with hard-hitting, opportunistic defenses and ball-control offenses can use turnover differential to keep games close. Luck also plays a role in turnovers, and sometimes that luck can run out. Looking at the ESPN Stats & Information chart...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  11. Which teams allow fewest big plays?

    Mike Sando

    Stopping the big playThe Colts are 14-0 for quite a few reasons. Their ability to prevent big plays might be one of them, as information from ESPN Stats & Information suggests. The Colts rank only 27th in time of possession, meaning their defense is ...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  12. Unfamiliar feeling without Willis, Bowman

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have played 1,631 defensive snaps over the past two regular seasons with Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman on the field together, according to ESPN Stats & Information. They have played 30 snaps with both on the sideline. ...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  13. Go-to guy: Crabtree by the numbers

    Mike Sando

    A few notes from ESPN Stats & Information's Jason Vida regarding Michael Crabtree after the San Francisco 49ers receiver -- Crabtree, not Vida -- underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon: Go-to guy: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaeperni...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. James' return leads to NFC West discovery

    Mike Sando

    2012 Field Position Margin Rk. Tm. OFF DEF Margin 1 SF 31.9 24.5 +7.4 2 SEA 29.7 24.2 +5.5 9 ARI 31.0 27.9 +3.1 30 STL 24.4 30.2 -5.8 Source: ESPN Stats & Information...

    Blog | December 17, 2012