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  1. Whisenhunt shrugs off facemask non-call

    Mike Sando

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Big shocker here. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't convinced officials should have called his cornerback, Michael Adams, for a facemask penalty on the final play of Arizona's 51-45 overtime victory over the Packers. Adams sacke...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  2. Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 14, 49ers 9

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The 49ers couldn't stop a couple of little-known tight ends early in the game. They couldn't stop the very well-known Joey Porter on the final play. In between, the 49ers continued to show signs of competence under in...

    Blog | December 14, 2008
  3. Cardinals' Jonathan Cooper has company

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals hope rookie first-round draft choice Jonathan Cooper can recover from a broken leg in time to play the final six or so games in 2013. The injury was a tough one for the Cardinals. They are rebuilding their long-neglected offe...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Which defenders get hands on the football

    Mike Sando

    Sacks, passes defensed and interceptions carry different values depending on situations. A pass defensed to stop the opponent's fourth-down play in the final seconds could mean much more than an interception on a Hail Mary as the second quarter co...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Where Rams stand

    Mike Sando

    With four games to play, the St. Louis Rams stand 1.5 games behind Seattle for the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC. The Rams can feel great about that after knocking off the division-leading San Francisco 49ers by a 16-13 score in overtime...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  6. HOF12: Saints players feeling the heat

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- New Orleans Saints players, in town to play the Arizona Cardinals in an exhibition game Sunday, are filling the final four rows across two sections at Fawcett Stadium. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement program is scheduled...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  7. Cardinals regular-season wrap-up

    Mike Sando

    Arrow indicates direction team is trending. Final Power Ranking: 18 Preseason Power Ranking: 21 Biggest surprise: The Cardinals recovered from a 1-6 start to finish 8-8 despite never getting consistently improved play from their quarterbacks....

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  8. 2011 NFC West game changers: Week 10

    Mike Sando

    No NFL play from Week 10 affected win probability more than the one the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams are still trying to figure out. The Browns' botched/missed/blocked field-goal try from 22 yards was the fifth-shorted miss in the final thr...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  9. When you know preseason has run course

    Mike Sando

    An NFL head coach might normally be irate with his staff if only 10 players made it onto the field for a given play. And if only eight made it out there? Someone might want to update his resume. The second half of the fourth and final preseason...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: QB considerations

    Mike Sando

    The 2011 NFL preseason has come and gone. Well, almost. The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders play the final game Friday night. This game provides one final opportunity to assess the great quarterback non-competition between Tarvaris Jackson an...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  11. NFC West Week 11 decisive moment

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford proved a week earlier he could lead the St. Louis Rams to the tying field goal in the final minutes. The rookie quarterback was leading another potential fourth-quarter rally in Week 11 when the Rams called a seemingly safe play for t...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. Leinart and other Week 4 preseason topics

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts and observations while watching all four NFC West teams play their final games of the 2010 exhibition season: Matt Leinart played long enough to attempt five passes for the Arizona Cardinals. The offense didn't do much. Leinart pas...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  13. Gap in big plays from last season

    Mike Sando

    Big plays in perspective The Cardinals need 19 big plays in the final two games -- defined as passes of at least 30 yards and runs of at least 20 -- to match their regular-season total from 2008. Only the Panthers would need more to match their 2008...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  14. Cardinals' strategy over final two games

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals will play to win over their final two regular-season games, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, but they might also rest key players as needed. This sounds like the right balance. Arizona, currently the fourth seed in the NFC, still has a ...

    Blog | December 21, 2009
  15. Mailbag: Various playoff scenarios

    Mike Sando

    Victor from Avondale, Ariz., writes: An interesting scenario could play out. If the season ended today, the Cards would host the Packers in the first round in Glendale. Their final regular-season opponnet is also the Packers, in Glendale. What kin...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  16. Projecting finishes in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Down the stretch The Cardinals might have little to play for heading into the final game or two of the regular season. The projections made in the chart assume every team plays its starters and tries to win each game. Arizona will almost surely win ...

    Blog | December 07, 2009