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  1. Potential landing spots if Jackson leaves

    Mike Sando

    Back in October, New England was looking like a good potential future fit for St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson. Atlanta might be a better one now as we consider the possibilities following news that Jackson plans to void his deal with th...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  2. A look at where Steven Jackson stands

    Mike Sando

    Most Yards Rushing/Receiving Since 2004 Rk. Player Touches Yds. 1 S.Jackson 2,802 13,459 2 L.Tomlinson 2,536 12,311 3 F.Gore 2,226 11,470 4 R.Wayne 827 11,159 5 L.Fitzgerald 780 ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  3. Quick Take: Seahawks at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about Sunday's Seattle Seahawks divisional-round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome next week: 1. Beast mode: Seattle's Marshawn Lynch has reached 100 yards rushing in 11 games this season, counting t...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  4. 2012 Grid Challenge: Son rises in the West

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning from Candlestick Park, where parking lot attendants have been on duty since 4 a.m. local time, bracing for a busy weekend in the Bay Area. With so much going on, I wasn't going to sit around and wait for traffic to cu...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  5. Setting expectations for Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have announced Steven Jackson as their starting running back Sunday despite a groin injury. I'm guessing we'll still see rookie Daryl Richardson get chances to run the ball in this game against the Chicago Bears. Jackson missed ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Pressure situation. The San Francisco 49ers must pressure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, of course. They'll be counting on second-year linebacker Aldon Smith to pick up where he left off last s...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. Rams' FB move reflects scheme change

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. - The St. Louis Rams used two running backs on 12 percent of plays last season, the fourth-lowest rate in the NFL. That's going to change in a big way under new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. To that end, the Rams s...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Marshawn Lynch banked on strong finish

    Mike Sando

    The recently re-signed Marshawn Lynch improved his financial outlook dramatically with a strong finish to the 2011 regular season. Lynch led the NFL in rushing yardage over the final nine weeks. He was at his best even though the Seahawks kept los...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  10. Was 49ers' Roman right about Saints' D?

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Greg Roman, the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator, naturally wasn't going to disrespect an opponent heading into a playoff game. Sure, the New Orleans Saints' opponents have averaged 5.0 yards per rushing attempt th...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Wrap-up: Falcons 30, Seahawks 28

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 30-28 home defeat against the Atlanta Falcons: What it means: The Seahawks fell to 1-3 overall and 1-1 at home, putting them in a rough spot heading into a road game against the New York Giants. But their offense ...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  14. Scout's take: Where Kolb, Cardinals stand

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals must be doing something right. They lead the NFL in yards per pass attempt on first down (11.0), just ahead of the New England Patriots (10.9) and the unbeaten Buffalo Bills (10.8). They rank among the top 1...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  15. Beanie Wells' physical running vs. Seattle

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals knew they were going to need a breakthrough season from Beanie Wells after trading Tim Hightower and placing Ryan Williams on injured reserve. Beanie Wells Up the Middle Category 2010 2011 Rush yards 134...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  16. Clues on the Rams' approach to market

    Mike Sando

    The trade agreement that would send Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins affirms once again the St. Louis Rams' apparent preference for lower-profile transactions in free agency. Bush would have fit nicely, at least in theory, as a third-down back an...

    Blog | July 28, 2011