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  1. The solution to NFL's officiating problem

    Mike Sando

    After Tom Brady's 2-yard scoring pass to Julian Edelman drew the New England Patriots within five points of the Cleveland Browns with 1:01 remaining Sunday, history still did not like their chances. Win-probability statistics culled from years of pla...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  2. Where Doucet ranks in dropped pass rate

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals receiver Early Doucet suffered three drops on 93 targets last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. His drops per target percentage was 3.2, below the 4.4 average for all players. Doucet and teammate Rob Housler each...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  3. Touchy subject: RB getting too much work?

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Marshawn Lynch has 99 touches, defined as carries plus receptions, through the Seattle Seahawks' first four games. Only five players since 2008 have had more to this point in a season. How many is too many? Arian Foster has 112 th...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  4. Chris Long's place among 2008 top picks

    Mike Sando

    Chris Long's new four-year extension with the St. Louis Rams puts him in strong company among top NFL draft choices from the 2008 class. Long joins New England's Jerod Mayo as players among the top 10 choices to re-sign with their drafting teams. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  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. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Cutting Rodgers?

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 7: Leader: mboles52, for a fourth week in a row, but only by one point over msclemons67, who came on strong with 172 points in Week 7. mboles52 got no points from Darren McFadden and one poin...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  7. Turns out injured Wells relatively healthy

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals emerged from the 2011 NFL draft with three starting-caliber halfbacks. Beanie Wells is the healthiest of the three, and he's got a knee injury that could sideline him indefinitely. Tim Hightower, traded to Washington as train...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  8. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Big WR concerns

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 5: Leader: mboles52, for a second week in a row. His scoring peaked with 173 points in Week 3, coming down to 158 and a season-low 129 over the last two weeks. A rough week from Darren McFadd...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Key matchup

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 4: Leader: mboles52, who overtook two-week leader Billy Shears. His lineup: Aaron Rodgers (47 points), Drew Brees (19), Adrian Peterson (8), Darren McFadden (11), Calvin Johnson (21), Andre J...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  11. 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
  12. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Anything with horns on it. The St. Louis Rams are 0-4 and the most disappointing team in the league. Media coverage in St. Louis is beginning to suggest trouble ahead for coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney if the Ra...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  13. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: 49ers vs. Vick

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 3: Leader: Billy Shears, for a second week in a row, this time with 486 points. He's gotten 42 points from Rob Gronkowski over the past two weeks. Basically, teams with Gronkowski are lightin...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  14. 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
  15. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Sando* 17th

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 2: Leader: Billy Shears, with 330 points. Had Rob Gronkowski going at tight end for 20 points. Every player on his team scored in double figures for Week 2. High score of the week: Joey4Kin...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  16. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers was looking like the 2011 MVP favorite coming off his Week 1 performance for Green Bay on national television Thursday night. It was tough to imagine a quarterback making a bolder statement than the one Rodgers fashioned while comple...

    Blog | September 14, 2011