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  1. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: 'A cheap shot'

    Mike Sando

    The hits keep coming for San Francisco 49ers backup guard Joe Looney after his low block left Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams with an injured knee. We discussed the block Monday and I concluded that Looney did not violate playing...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  3. Percy Harvin trade had 49ers' attention, too

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks were not the only suitor Monday in trade talks for Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin. The NFC West-rival San Francisco 49ers were also involved, but the Seahawks were so much more aggressive that a bidding war never materia...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  4. Percy Harvin: NFC West possibilities

    Mike Sando

    Assessing potential NFC West landing spots for receiver Percy Harvin in case the Minnesota Vikings trade him amid a lingering contract dispute: Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals appear set at wide receiver with Larry Fitzgerald, 2012 first-round ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  5. $21,000 lesson on blindside block rule

    Mike Sando

    Minnesota Vikings tight end and NFC West alum John Carlson suffered a concussion when the Arizona Cardinals' Rashad Johnson struck him during a punt return in Week 7. Carlson, who has a history of concussions dating to his career in Seattle, misse...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  6. Pressure points: How protection held up

    Mike Sando

    The Minnesota Vikings sacked Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton seven times Sunday. They did so without committing additional resources to their pass rush. In fact, the Vikings were the only NFL team in Week 7 to send four or fewer pass-ru...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  7. Silver linings: Cardinals at Vikings

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-3 with a 21-14 road defeat against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. LaRod Stephens-Howling, long a valued contributor to the of...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  8. Heading over to see the new-look Rams

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- Good morning and welcome to Week 7. Half of the NFC West is sitting out this Sunday after San Francisco defeated Seattle in the Thursday night game. We've got the Arizona Cardinals visiting the Minnesota Vikings, and the St. Louis ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  9. Cardinals leaning on Skelton, 2010 class

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings are playing Sunday for the fifth consecutive season. Both teams have cycled through a few quarterbacks during that time. I covered that ground in the "Blogger Blitz" video. Cardinals quarterback John ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  10. West, beware: Adrian Peterson on the mend

    Mike Sando

    Adrian Peterson's fierce determination to return from ACL surgery for the 2012 season is inspiring -- to a point. NFC West teams probably wouldn't mind if the Minnesota Vikings' All-Pro running back took his time. They have a stake in his readines...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  11. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    When the NFC West looks down, it sees not only the AFC South, but also the once-mighty NFC East. The view is more pleasing than at any point since divisional realignment in 2002. Consider it a historic shift, a watershed moment, the week when ligh...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Cardinals' problems

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals had no chance against the Minnesota Vikings in part because they couldn't count on the players they've paid the most. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald dropped a pass on the first play of the game, his first drop of the season. Quart...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  13. Wrap-up: Vikings 34, Cardinals 10

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 34-10 road defeat against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5: What it means: The Cardinals are 1-4 heading into their bye week and looking like a team that is regressing. Falling behind 28-0 in the first quarter aga...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  14. Historic first-half futility for Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals somehow fell behind the 0-4 Minnesota Vikings by a 28-0 score in the first quarter Sunday. They're down 28-3 midway through the second quarter. A trip through Pro Football Reference shows 10 NFL games since 1940 with one t...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  15. Vikings not subtle about plan: Attack CBs

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes an NFL coach will gloss over an opponent's weakness. Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave took a more direct approach when asked about attacking the Arizona Cardinals' young cornerbacks entering Week 5. "We definitely...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  16. Gamesmanship? Rice, Goldson and Kolb

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts while wrapping up a frenetic but ultimately unsatisfying first day to the NFL free-agent negotiating period: ESPN's Adam Schefter caught my attention Tuesday night with a tweet regarding Minnesota Vikings receiver Sidney Rice and S...

    Blog | July 27, 2011