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  1. QBR ranks: Acknowledging Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams, though home for the NFC playoffs, finished the 2012 season with a positive combined net points differential against second-seeded San Francisco and fifth-seeded Seattle. Their defense and special teams deserve some of the credi...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  2. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Matt Ryan has charged up the MVP Watch list after two sensational performances helped his Atlanta Falcons clinch home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. Ryan's seven touchdown passes against the New York Giants and Detroit Lions earned him a mea...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  3. 49ers' divisional game set for Jan. 14

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers know they'll play the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys or New York Giants in the NFC divisional round at Candlestick Park. NFC West Seeding Seed Team Record 1 Green Bay 15-1 ...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  4. How much should 49ers be concerned?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers locked down the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs with their victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 17. They finished their first season under coach Jim Harbaugh with a 13-3 record. They earned a first-round playoff bye. T...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  5. Seahawks' ability to load up against the run

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers appear highly likely to grab the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. They're leading the St. Louis Rams, 20-10, and driving late in the third quarter. Looking ahead to the late NFC West game between Seattle and Arizona, I wante...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  6. Updated: NFC West playoff scenarios

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts after the Seattle Seahawks improved to 7-7 with a 38-14 victory at the Chicago Bears in Week 15: One or the other: Seattle or Arizona can earn a wild-card berth in the NFC playoffs if one of them finishes 9-7. No scenario would sen...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  7. What to know about 49ers and seeding

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' 10-2 record gives them the inside track for the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. A few possibilities based on potential finishing records: 14-2: The 49ers would be no worse than the second seed. They could be the first ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  8. Precedent says Seahawks have decent shot

    Mike Sando

    Steven Glasser of ESPN Stats & Information passes along this note: Seattle is the fifth team since 1978 to enter the playoffs with a point differential of minus-50 or worse, and the previous four won in the wild-card round. Three of the previo...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  9. Playoff teams' records vs. one another

    Mike Sando

    The chart shows how the 12 playoff teams fared against one another during the 2010 regular season. Three playoff teams -- New England, New Orleans and Atlanta -- have winning records against the field. NFC West champion Seattle beat Chicago and...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  10. Saints or Falcons await NFC West winner

    Mike Sando

    A quick refresher on Week 17 scenarios affecting NFC West playoff matchups: What we know: The Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams are playing Sunday for the NFC West title and the fourth seed in the NFC playoffs. The fourth seed plays at home in t...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  11. Definitive NFC West playoff scenarios

    Mike Sando

    The chart shows every possible NFC West outcome as long as none of the remaining games end in a tie. A few thoughts: Seven scenarios have Seattle emerging has champion. Six scenarios have St. Louis emerging as champion. Three scenarios hav...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  12. Third seed on line for Cardinals in Week 15

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The Vikings and Cardinals have 8-5 records, but Minnesota holds an advantage in tiebreakers heading into their matchup in Week 15 at University of Phoenix Stadium. That makes Arizona the fourth seed in the six-team rac...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  13. Around the NFC West: Playoff predictions

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We're going to dive into this first week following offseason programs with playoff predictions from ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth. Around the NFC West: June 17, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Arians' style,...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  14. Jeff Fisher: 'They've gotta play us, too'

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- Jeff Fisher's St. Louis Rams were tough on the NFC West last season. They went 4-1-1 against a division producing two playoff teams. 2012 Rams by Opponent (Per Game) Division NFC West Others PPG 20.0 17.9 ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  15. Paying the price: Not everyone's a bargain

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson were the ultimate NFL bargains in 2012. The two NFC West quarterbacks earned a combined $1.6 million while leading their teams to the playoffs. They cost about the same in combined salary-cap charges. Adam Sc...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  16. 49ers, Seahawks came back from 37-0

    Mike Sando

    NFC West rivals Seattle and San Francisco fell behind Atlanta by a combined 37-0 margin in successive weeks of the NFL postseason. Scoring by Quarters: Falcons vs. NFC West Team SEA-SF ATL Margin 1st 0 20 -20 2nd...

    Blog | January 21, 2013