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  1. Some long teeth in NFC West backfields

    Mike Sando

    Roughly 90 percent of currently signed NFL halfbacks are not yet 28 years old. I'm counting one, Fred Jackson, older than 30. (He is 31.) Willis McGahee and Michael Turner are 30. The rest are younger. Teams will add a few older backs as the d...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  2. Passing league? NFC West runs strong

    Mike Sando

    Four of the 13 players with at least 1,000 yards rushing this season call the NFC West home. All four run with power. Two in particular -- Arizona's Beanie Wells and Seattle's Marshawn Lynch -- have racked up yardage after contact. Both rank am...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  3. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Rough RB week?

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 12: Leader: msclemons67, again, but with Jay Cutler suffering a broken thumb, it's time to search for another quarterback. High score of the week: ChampLeonard and The Big Hurt, each with 1...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  4. Loading up to stop the 49ers' Frank Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore had played 92 games for the San Francisco 49ers and finished with positive rushing yardage in every one of them. Gore's 93rd game featured six carries for zero yards and a question: What happened? NFL Rushing Leaders vs. 8+ Box C...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  5. Tough sledding: Eight not enough for Gore

    Mike Sando

    Not that Frank Gore's candidacy for MVP needs defending, but just in case: The San Francisco 49ers' running back has gained 28.6 percent of his rushing yards against eight or more defenders in the box. That's the highest percentage among all playe...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  6. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The best running backs are patient when they need to be, waiting for openings to develop before running into the clear. Frank Gore waited three weeks for his opening with the San Francisco 49ers this season. He's rushed for 252 yards over his past...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  7. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald answered the MVP question before I could finish asking it. "That's a no-brainer," he said from the Arizona Cardinals' locker room this week. "Is it even close right now?" Not really. Aaron Rodgers tightened his grip on the t...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers' ascension to the top spot in the weekly MVP Watch requires no rationalization. The Green Bay Packers are the undefeated reigning Super Bowl champions. Rodgers is their best player, the Super Bowl MVP. Esquire has taken note by de...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  9. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The MVP race could not be clearer at the top. The New England Patriots' Tom Brady leads the league in NFL passer rating, Total QBR and many related categories, including passing yards, yards per attempt, completions, attempts (tied), longest pass ...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Fitzgerald's future

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals need to resolve their quarterback situation in a positive way if they expect to re-sign Larry Fitzgerald. Somers: "In 2008, Fitzgerald signed a five-year contract that voided to four provided Fit...

    Blog | October 06, 2010