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  1. Mailbag: Emotional fallout from MNF finish

    Mike Sando

    A veteran NFL official mistook Vinny Testaverde's green-annd-white New York Jets helmet for the football crossing the goal-line plane back in 1998. The gifted touchdown lifted the Jets to a 32-31 victory, dropping the Seattle Seahawks' record to 6...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  2. Family first: What if QB misses the game?

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh lives football. It's in his blood. So, when a reporter asked whether the San Francisco 49ers' second-year coach would have missed a season-opening game at Green Bay to attend the birth of his son, Harbaugh sounded incredulous. "Wil...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  3. HOF12: First fan beats crowd, not heat

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Ninety-degree heat and 57 percent humidity could not stop Seattle Seahawks fan Jeff Evert from taking his seat at Fawcett Stadium two-plus hours before the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. Evert, visiting from Richl...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  4. HOF12: Inside job for Dawson, Kennedy

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Two of the quickest interior linemen in NFL history are heading into the Pro Football Hall of Fame together in the Class of 2012. Former Pittsburgh Steelers center Dermontti Dawson and former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Corte...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 20, Steelers 3

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football" at Candlestick Park in Week 15: What it means: The 49ers improved to 11-3 and stayed just ahead of 11-3 New Orleans for the ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  6. Tarvaris Jackson and beating the rush

    Mike Sando

    The Pittsburgh Steelers, despite their rough showing in Week 1, can obviously test a quarterback's ability to distribute the football before pressure arrives. How the Seattle Seahawks' Tarvaris Jackson fares in this area should be of special inter...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  7. To blitz or not to blitz? That is the question

    Mike Sando

    My 9-year-old son scored a touchdown against me in "Madden 11" recently when he called a screen pass against my blitz. Mistakes happen in real football, too. NFC West teams had their share of live-and-learn moments to go with their successes wh...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  8. The day ahead: Hall of Fame voting awaits

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A quick look at the Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates with ties to teams currently aligned in the NFC West: Marshall Faulk, running back. Faulk began his career with Indianapolis before becoming the NFL's offensive player ...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  9. Warner on Big Ben: Hold off on Hall talk

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH -- Kurt Warner would like to see the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger carry a team for a full season, not just in key moments, before considering Roethlisberger for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. RoethlisbergerLike every other pl...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Gridiron Challenge: Losing at home

    Mike Sando

    Try this on for a Week 3 fantasy football lineup: QB: Aaron Rodgers (24 points) QB: Drew Brees (26) RB: Chris Johnson (24) RB: Adrian Peterson (31) WR: Austin Collie (29) WR: Reggie Wayne (6) TE: Antonio Gates (16) K: Sebastian Jani...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  13. '07 Dolphins have plenty of company in recent football futility

    Mike Sando

    The Dolphins still might become only the 12th team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to finish a full season with fewer than two victories. There are colorful stories behind the Excruciating Eleven.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2007