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  1. Rams can learn from Vikings' sweeps

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- If someone had promised the St. Louis Rams that they would hold Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to 75 yards on 21 carries in the season opener, they probably would have taken it without a second thought. With that...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Donald already impressing at Rams camp

    Nick Wagoner

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams 2014 training camp hasn't even officially begun, but rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald already is drawing rave reviews. Taking part in two practices with his rookie teammates earlier this week, Donald was a...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. New NFC West WRs make different impacts

    ESPN Stats & Information

    USA TODAY SportsBoth Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin are headed west after being acquired via tradeThe two NFC West leaders from 2012 each traded for a wide receiver that will address a weakness from last season. Percy Harvin to Seattle Seahawks T...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  5. My ballot for top NFL playoff performances

    Mike Sando

    ESPN recently published a list of the 25 greatest playoff performances in NFL history. The ballot I submitted featured five performances for franchises currently aligned in the NFC West. It included three performances for the San Francisco 49ers a...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  6. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  7. 49ers, Ravens run defenses dominate

    Douglas Clawson and Kenton Wong

    On the surface, the headline story of the Thanksgiving night game is San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh taking on his brother, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, the first brother vs brother head coaching matchup in NFL history. In fact, ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  8. 'Might be greatest coaching I've ever seen'

    Mike Sando

    Ronnie Lott witnessed one of the greatest coaching jobs in NFL history during the Bill Walsh years in San Francisco three decades ago. The Hall of Famer thinks the 49ers' current coach, Jim Harbaugh, might be doing something more spectacular in le...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  9. Steelers hand Brady an unsual defeat

    In the last couple of games, the big pass plays have not been as prevalent for the Patriots. The Pittsburgh Steelers finally figured out a way to beat the New England Patriots with Tom Brady as the opposing quarterback. Keep him off the field and ke...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: Loving on 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The accolades keep flowing the San Francisco 49ers' way following their 5-1 start to the season. Winning tends to validate every aspect of an operation. Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle praises team president Jed York for naming Tren...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  11. Perfection, Falcons D top things to know

    Russell S. Baxter

    ESPN NFL Research Coordinator Russell Baxter's Top Five Things to Know as heard this morning on Mike and Mike in the Morning . • Including playoffs, Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco is 2-5 lifetime against the Pittsburgh Steeler...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  12. D-Gaps: Texans made Tebow look great

    Jason Vida

    AP Photo/Jack Dempsey Tim Tebow got kudos for his performance on Sunday. But was he worthy of such recognition? Our weekly look at stats and notes from the "other" side of the ball. Amid any sort of rush to declare Tim Tebow the Denver Broncos q...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  13. Fields has dreamlike performance

    The Miami Dolphins-New York Jets clash featured little offense and a pair of statistically horrendous quarterback performances, so it seems fitting that we proclaim a punter as the most valuable player from this contest. Fields Dolphins punter ...

    Blog | December 12, 2010
  14. D-Gaps: is Suh top defensive tackle?

    Jason Vida

    Suh Less than halfway through the season, Ndamukong Suh has established himself as the clear front-runner in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year race and has shown he has the potential to be the league's best pass-rushing interior lineman for years ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  15. Around the NFC West: Singletary's draft

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says the 49ers haven't committed to naming first-round picks Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati as starters on opening day. Barrows: "(Coach Mike) Singletary said that Davis and Iupati were two of the most physical o...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  16. AFC East influential in top five draft classes

    Tim Graham

    This must be some sort of record. In three straight posts, I mention NFC West blogger Mike Sando. The guy's all over the place. Sando has completed a project to determine the five greatest draft classes since 1967, when the NFL and AFL combi...

    Blog | April 16, 2010