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  1. Football Today: 2012 NFC West Week 6

    Mike Sando

    I've been remiss the last couple weeks in failing to post predictions from Matt Williamson, Ross Tucker and Jay Soderberg on the Football Today podcast. Let's take a look at how the guys see things in Week 6: 11:30 mark: New York Giants at San...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  2. Close games and a closer NFC West race

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers showed admirable close-game mettle last season. That's how it appeared, anyway. Scott Kacsmar, writing for, offers another view. Where the traditional football narrative sees resolve, Kacsm...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. HOF12: Touring the Hall, heading back

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- We're a few hours away from the 7 p.m. ET start to enshrinement ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I'll be heading over early to get a feel for what awaits. Cortez Kennedy and his daughter, Courtney, were seen downstai...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  4. NFL points of emphasis point to NFC West

    Mike Sando

    A confusing judgment call favoring the New York Giants enabled their comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. Was Giants receiver Victor Cruz really down when he lost the football late in the game? A fumble in that situation likely w...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  5. Giants' concussion tactics vs. Kyle Williams

    Mike Sando

    The New York Giants wanted to do more than knock out the football from San Francisco 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams. They also reportedly wanted to knock out Williams, or at least inflict a concussion on him. "He's had a lot of concussions,"...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Sacks piling up against some in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    J.J. Cooper's piece for Football Outsiders, re-tweeted to my attention by Darren Urban, lists four NFC West tackles among nine players responsible for allowing the most sacks this season. Not to worry, Seattle Seahawks fans. Russell Okung does not...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Giants 28, Rams 16

    Mike Sando

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' loss to the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football" at MetLife Stadium: What it means: The Rams fell to 0-2 for the fifth consecutive season thanks to sloppy play that prevented them from...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  9. First impressions from MetLife Stadium

    Mike Sando

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Arriving early for "Monday Night Football" allowed for a quick self-tour around the MetLife Stadium grounds. A few first impressions: The New York Giants' offices and practice facility are here as well, with a security...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  10. Rams' opportunity on Monday night stage

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' return to "Monday Night Football" for the first time since 2006 comes as no accident. The organization, boosted by quarterback Sam Bradford's arrival in 2010, has taken a giant step forward since bottoming out at 1-15 two years...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  11. The night ahead: Off to San Francisco

    Mike Sando

    It's off to San Francisco for the 2011 regular-season opener Sunday between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. I'll be arriving late Saturday after catching my sons' football games earlier in the day. Let me know if you'll also be at Candlesti...

    Blog | September 10, 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. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    To review, Tom Brady could pretty much coast toward MVP honors unless, perhaps, he suddenly started playing the worst football of his life. But what if Michael Vick closed the regular season with a couple more seeing-is-believing performances alon...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  14. 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 NFL Power Rankings panelists. "I've been saying for weeks the Jets were overrated and people were killing me f...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  15. 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
  16. When Marshawn Lynch gets the football

    Mike Sando

    Carlos asks via Twitter: Why's Lynch getting more carries? Mike Sando: Marshawn Lynch is the Seattle Seahawks' starter and he's naturally getting more carries as he becomes more familiar with the offense. That's part of the equation. Situations al...

    Blog | November 09, 2010