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  1. Key matchup: Jon Ryan vs. Drew Brees?

    Mike Sando

    The nameless, faceless statistic known as field position is probably underrated in NFL analysis. Any formula for a Seattle Seahawks upset victory over New Orleans in the NFC wild-card round should probably mention it. Seattle's Jon Ryan, named ...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  2. On the air: Cardinals in wild-card round

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth and Tiki Barber get the call for NBC when the Cardinals face the Falcons in an NFC wild-card game Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. ET. Wk. Team Opp. Ne...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  3. If a FG is the difference in playoffs (gulp)

    Mike Sando

    The guys at numberFire, fresh off projecting all wild-card winners correctly, use their latest Insider piece to project a Seattle-San Francisco matchup in the NFC Championship Game. Their projection model has the Seahawks beating Atlanta and the ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  4. First Take: Seahawks-Redskins predictions

    Mike Sando

    On the theory that enough is never enough, I hereby present on the NFC West blog a "First Take" debate over which team will win the wild-card playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. Buckle up....

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  5. Sando's best guesses: Week 18 predictions

    Mike Sando

    A postseason featuring two NFC West participants has just about arrived. The San Francisco 49ers earned a bye in the wild-card round. The Seattle Seahawks are on the road. Let's get right to the prediction for this 18th week of the 2012 season:...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  6. Cards falling right for rebounding Rams?

    Mike Sando

    John from Tampa asked during the recent NFC West chat whether issues in Seattle and Minnesota could help the St. Louis Rams make a surprise run toward a wild-card playoff berth. The Rams have improved to 5-6-1 following victories over Arizona and ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  7. XTRA910 audio: Peeking at playoffs

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- My latest spin around the NFC West with XTRA Sports 910 AM's Mike Jurecki and Dan Bickley closed with a question that caught me a bit off-guard. Which teams from the NFC will reach the playoffs as wild cards? 2012 Playoff Machine S...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Cards, Seahawks could both make playoffs

    Mike Sando

    Tis the season for NFL playoff scenarios. We know the San Francisco 49ers are headed to the postseason as NFC West champs. We know the Arizona Cardinals or Seattle Seahawks remain in the wild-card hunt. I did not know the Cardinals and Seahawks...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  10. Seahawks, Cardinals could make playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The way NFC games fell Sunday, fans began wondering whether the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals had realistic shots at earning a wild-card playoff berth. Four non-division leaders in the NFC have better records than Seattle and Arizona at p...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  11. 2011 NFL Draft: Value of 25th overall pick

    Mike Sando

    This is the final item in a series revisiting relatively recent NFL trades involving first-round draft choices in the slots NFC West teams occupy this year. Beating the St. Louis Rams in Week 17 and the New Orleans Saints in the wild-card round co...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: Bears 35, Seahawks 24

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 35-24 defeat to the Chicago Bears in the NFC divisional playoffs Sunday at Soldier Field: What it means: The Seahawks maxed out against New Orleans in the wild-card round. They played down to outside ex...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  13. Update: AFC North inches past NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Updating an earlier item, the NFC West' 9-5 postseason record since the 2005 season ranks second among the eight divisions after Baltimore defeated Kansas City in the wild-card round Sunday. I've updated the chart to reflect both Sunday outcomes. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  14. NFC title game at Qwest? It could happen

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers' victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild-card round Sunday makes it possible for the Seattle Seahawks to play the NFC title game at home. For that to happen, the Packers and Seahawks would have to win their divisiona...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  15. Final Word: Saints-Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Three nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's Saints-Seahawks wild-card game at Qwest Field: Hasselbeck at home: Matt Hasselbeck's 4-5 record as a postseason starter includes a 4-1 mark in games played at Qwest Field. Although Seattle's 7-9 regular-...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  16. NFC West Penalty Watch: Saints edition

    Mike Sando

    I've spun off the usual NFC West penalty file for a look at the New Orleans Saints' 2010 leaders heading into the Seattle Seahawks' wild-card game Saturday. Only six NFL teams have committed fewer penalties for false starts than the Saints, but le...

    Blog | January 07, 2011