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  1. Why Eli Manning, New York Giants look to be in trouble this seaso...

    Mike Sando

    Things looked bad for Eli Manning and the Giants in Week 1. Here are the biggest reasons for their struggles.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  2. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. Free-agency grades for all 32 teams

    Mike Sando

    The first two weeks of the NFL free-agent signing period featured multiple trades, high-profile cuts, a notorious failed physical examination in Oakland and battles over players between heated rivals. Rosters changed quickly as 405 unrestricted free ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. Top 50 questions of the 2014 NFL offseason, free agency, draft an...

    ESPN Insider Contributors

    Bill Polian, Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, Herm Edwards, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando team up to address the 50 most-pressing issues that will shape the 2014 NFL offseason.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  5. Top 25 'must-sign' NFL free agents

    Mike Sando

    The stakes in NFL free agency would be so much higher this offseason if NaVorro Bowman, Kam Chancellor, Geno Atkins, Sean Lee, Clay Matthews, Percy Harvin and other headliners hadn't signed contract extensions keeping them off the market. Teams have ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. How Panthers can take the next step

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers took a giant step forward in 2013 and changed perceptions in the process. Coach Ron Rivera ditched his play-not-to-lose reputation, embracing a "Riverboat Ron" persona reflecting greater comfort with calculated risks. Quarterbac...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. NFL's five most disappointing teams

    Mike Sando

    The NFL is filled with success stories this season. Philip Rivers has been reborn in San Diego. Ron Rivera has rewritten his Carolina legacy. Kansas City and Arizona are a combined 19-8 after going 7-25 last season. Green Bay is in the playoff pictur...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  8. After focusing on run, division looks to air

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West had a 1,000-yard rusher last season. Coaches in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis have promoted run-first philosophies. Arizona has invested first- and second-round picks in running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan William...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  9. Scout's take: Where Cardinals stand in draft

    Mike Sando

    Any team with Larry Fitzgerald at wide receiver would seem to be set at the position, or close to it. But as Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. explained when we discussed receivers Tuesday, there's a reason Mario Manningham made the key reception for th...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  10. Questioning how teams value WRs in draft

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle D'Marco Farr, for raising an interesting point regarding drafted wide receivers. The top three teams in passing yardage last season -- New Orleans, New England and Green Bay -- have combined to inv...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  11. NFC West can attest to Cruz in clutch

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Back in Week 5, the New York Giants trailed the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Victor Cruz reached out with one hand to snag a deflected pass for a 68-yard touchdown. The go-ahead scoring play came under circumstances ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  12. Which receivers 49ers, Giants can trust

    Mike Sando

    The leaping grab Hakeem Nicks made in the end zone for the New York Giants stood as a pivotal moment in their postseason victory over the 15-1 Green Bay Packers last week. Vernon Davis was the one making impressive catches for the San Francisco 49...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  13. What a rush: 49ers and getting to Manning

    Mike Sando

    Perhaps you've seen those timepiece commercials declaring Eli Manning unstoppable. In retrospect, the New York Giants' quarterback should have worn a watch in Green Bay recently, the better to track how much time Green Bay gave him to throw. ...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  14. Double Coverage: Giants or 49ers?

    Mike Sando and Dan Graziano

    Mid-January. New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Time to break out the parachute pants and the Huey Lewis records and party like it's 1985. Yeah, the NFC Championship Game has gone retro. But although this matchup brings up a...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  15. Will wet conditions favor 49ers vs. Giants?

    Mike Sando

    Weather forecasts are calling for rain to hit San Francisco through the weekend, affecting conditions for the 49ers' NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants. Slick conditions at Candlestick Park should favor the 49ers, in my view. Gia...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  16. Getting tough to discount Alex Smith, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There was nothing remotely "elite" about the blue work shirt Alex Smith wore following the San Francisco 49ers' 27-20 victory over the New York Giants in Week 10. The team-issued shirt, untucked and featuring an "Alex" name patch ...

    Blog | November 13, 2011