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  1. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Ready for kickoff

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Aug. 8, 2013 Arizona Cardinals McManamon: Mixing up D, 2 QBs? Urban: Appeal, stretch, deep thoughts Weinfuss: RB Taylor has opportunity St. Louis Rams Thomas: Bruce and HOF, RBs, game ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Is it a rivalry yet?

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: June 21, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Predictions for Cards' summer Weinfuss: Cards' kickoff return game St. Louis Rams Lyons: Snapper hopes to make mark Gordon: Rams' future looking b...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  4. On Leon Washington's expected departure

    Mike Sando

    All Leon Washington did since joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 to tie for the NFL lead with four kickoff returns for touchdowns. The 30-year-old running back and returner revitalized his career in Seattle following a devastating knee injury su...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  5. On the scene in the Superdome

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- A few fans have made their way inside the Superdome with more than three hours remaining until kickoff for Super Bowl XLVII. They had nothing on ESPN's John Clayton and me. We walked from our hotel to the dome and arrived before 12:30 ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  6. NFC West watching from the Superdome

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Greetings from the Superdome, site of the San Francisco 49ers' Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints. I arrived early enough to walk around the Superdome and surrounding area before the early kickoffs. The shrimp poboy sandwic...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  7. Thursday night reader: Seahawks-49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There's not a cloud visible here at Candlestick Park, where temperatures in the low 80s should make for warmer than usual conditions for the 8:20 p.m. kickoff between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Recommended readi...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  8. Programming note: Headed for Bills-49ers

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams play one game in the geographic West this week and I'll be there Sunday. The Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers are scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff from Candlestick Park. That works out to roughly 1:25 local time, by my calc...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  9. Rise and shine: 49ers chasing Raiders' mark

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' recent dominance has transcended time and location. The note about the 49ers having won five consecutive games kicking off at 10 a.m. PT now has additional context: "That's the longest such streak by a team from the Pacifi...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  10. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Playing to their strengths: The Arizona Cardinals went into this season feeling as though their defense, special teams and rushing attack could carry them as long as the team reduced turnovers at quarterback...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  11. Silver linings: Seahawks at Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 0-1 with a 20-16 defeat to the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Leon Washington had an 83-yard kickoff return ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  12. Chat wrap: One chat down, one more to go

    Mike Sando

    One chat wasn't enough for this opening week of the 2012 NFL season. We've got another one scheduled, this one at 1 p.m. ET Thursday. Here's the link. A few highlights from our kickoff chat Tuesday: On Arizona's Kevin Kolb: "I thought tha...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  13. 2012 NFL Kickoff Chat: Sando at 3:30 ET

    Mike Sando

    Our usual Thursday NFC West chat has company this week. Adam Schefter, Ashley Fox and Matt Williamson will be teaming with the eight divisional bloggers for a marathon NFL chat Tuesday. My slot opens at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here's the link, and the li...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  14. Three things: Cardinals-Raiders

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Friday night in the Arizona Cardinals' third exhibition game, this one against Oakland at University of Phoenix Stadium (10 p.m. ET kickoff): 1. Ticking QB clock. Kevin Kolb and John Skelton have another opportunity to pr...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  15. Miles separating NFC West from the rest

    Mike Sando

    Each NFL team played eight regular-season road games in 2008, same as every season. The Seattle Seahawks traveled 29,912 air miles for their road games. The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled 5,682 air miles for theirs. Grantland's Bill Barnwell expl...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  16. Kickoffs moved for 12 NFC West games

    Mike Sando

    The NFL's decision to move back 4:15 p.m. ET kickoffs by 10 minutes affects the following NFC West games: Week 1: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Week 1: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers Week 5: Buffalo Bills at 49ers Week 6: ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012