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  1. Can Steelers contend minus the run?

    Mike Sando

    Maurkice Pouncey is one of the few NFL offensive linemen with the quickness to pull around the formation from the center position. He is a driving force behind the Pittsburgh Steelers' renewed efforts to run the football this season using z...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  2. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. Football Today: NFC West Week 16

    Mike Sando

    Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg have been analyzing games and picking winners each week on their Football Today podcast. Their latest conversation covers Week 16 matchups. I've been singling out NFC West-related highlights for thos...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  4. Football Today: NFC West Week 13

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC Westers. I'll be heading to Illinois later Saturday for a Seattle-Chicago matchup with playoff implications for both teams. In the meantime, pull up your preferred device for a few more predictions. Ross Tucker, Matt Williamso...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  5. Programming note: The plan for Week 11

    Mike Sando

    "Monday Night Football" is affecting the NFC West schedule for a second time in three weeks, and for the final time this season. I'll be watching broadcasts for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams from my home office Sunday. I'll post wrap-up...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  6. MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers won't have to face Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on "Monday Night Football" in Week 11. They'll draw backup Jason Campbell instead. This would seem to increase the 49ers' chances for victory, but based on what? Cu...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  7. Football Today: 2012 NFC West Week 11

    Mike Sando

    Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg are back with their weekly NFL predictions on the latest Football Today podcast for Week 11. I've been singling out NFC West-related highlights for those interested. The full podcast is worth a liste...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. On the futility of predicting NFL win totals

    Mike Sando

    Paul from San Francisco was among those raising a natural question after reading about Football Outsiders' pessimistic projection for the 49ers in 2012. "I'm not trying to criticize, but I do think that you, as someone reporting on Football Outsid...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  9. Smith, Skelton, Kolb and comeback QBs

    Mike Sando

    There can be no fourth-quarter comeback victories in football without a team first falling behind. That partly explains why Drew Brees (three), Tom Brady (one) and Aaron Rodgers (zero) have combined for fewer of them than either Alex Smith (five) ...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  10. On the Seahawks' pass-rushing prospects

    Mike Sando

    Regular ESPN.com contributor K.C. Joyner has shared a few NFC West notes from his 2011 fantasy football guide, including this one for the Seattle Seahawks: Joyner: "The Seahawks posted 37 sacks last year, a total that ranked a respectable 13th in ...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Faulk's big weekend

    Mike Sando

    Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch fears the lockout could diminish Marshall Faulk's experience heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Burwell: "Unless the lockout ends this week, the chances are high that the NFL will be forced to can...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  12. Seattle Seahawks schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: The Seattle Seahawks are back on "Monday Night Football" for the first time since the 2007 season when they face the division-rival St. Louis Rams in a Dec. 12 matchup. Seattle faces Philadelphia at Qwest Field in a Thursday night game one...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  13. 2011 NFC West exhibition schedule

    Mike Sando

    A few things for NFC West fans to know after the NFL announced its 2011 exhibition schedule: The St. Louis Rams will join 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Marshall Faulk in Canton for the Hall of Fame game, which kicks off against the Chic...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  14. Ollie Matson: 'He would be superstar' today

    Mike Sando

    We interrupt the regularly scheduled sniping between NFL owners and players for Bill Bidwill's thoughts on the great Ollie Matson, who passed away recently at age 80. "As football's oldest professional franchise," the Arizona Cardinals' owner wrot...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  15. Power rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots' dominating victory over the New York Jets on "Monday Night Football" seemed about right to one of our ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings panelists. "I've been saying for weeks the Jets were overrated and people were killing me f...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  16. Breaking down NFL turnover differentials

    Mike Sando

    Football coaches everywhere stress turnover avoidance. The Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll sets aside one day each week to emphasize that one critical area. The San Francisco 49ers' Mike Singletary lists "total ball security" first among five pr...

    Blog | November 23, 2010