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  1. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  2. Exec's comments questioning Harvin trade?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks say they weren't taking a win-now approach at the expense of their future when they acquired Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings at great cost. Their coach and general manager described the move as a rare opportunity to ad...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: 49ers' defense in focus: The San Francisco 49ers brought the NFL's best defense into the 2012 season. That was the widely accepted assumption, anyway. But after Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings sco...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. 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
  5. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  6. McDaniels out? Rams, Seattle competing?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks could be competing for coaching talent after the Rams' talks with Josh McDaniels apparently hit a snag over money. Seattle plans to interview Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to replace...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  7. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The Minnesota Vikings, so close to knocking off New Orleans with a Super Bowl berth on the line last season, appeared closer to nodding off in Week 2. Brett Favre needs more than a nap. He needs receivers. This wasn't the first time in recent seas...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  8. Arizona Cardinals' Kurt Warner leads MVP race

    Mike Sando

    With Tom Brady injured and Peyton Manning's individual numbers down, Kurt Warner has found his way back to a familiar role: MVP favorite.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  9. NFC playoff picture

    Mike Sando

    In the race for NFC playoff positioning, the Giants are miles ahead of their competitors.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2008
  10. High risks, high costs associated with high picks

    Mike Sando

    The draft always will be a guessing game to some extent, but with rookie salaries escalating sharply for top picks, NFL teams appear increasingly wary of picking early.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2008
  11. Few recent combine stars have become productive NFL players

    Mike Sando

    ESPN.com analyzed the 25 best combine performers in six key categories since 2000. The performances show how important -- and unimportant -- raw ability can be.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  12. Is Brady best ever? Not yet, but time is on his side

    Mike Sando

    While seven seasoned evaluators placed Tom Brady solidly in the top 10 quarterbacks of all time, Johnny Unitas consistently ranked higher than any other QB, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2008
  13. In the playoffs, the only guarantee is that there is none

    Mike Sando

    A strong playoff team needs to run the ball well and be able to stop the run -- or does it? Mike Sando measures that "truth" and others against recent NFL playoff teams to get a handle on the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2008
  14. '07 Dolphins have plenty of company in recent football futility

    Mike Sando

    The Dolphins still might become only the 12th team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to finish a full season with fewer than two victories. There are colorful stories behind the Excruciating Eleven.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2007
  15. In young QB market, Cutler hot, Eli Manning not

    Mike Sando

    Among a group of 11 young quarterbacks, Denver's Jay Cutler is most likely to join Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the very elite class, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2007