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  1. Chasing more return touchdowns in Week 2

    Mike Sando

    There were three kickoff returns of 103 yards or longer in 256 NFL games last season. There were two during 16 games in Week 1 this season, plus Ted Ginn Jr.'s 102-yarder for the San Francisco 49ers. NFL Kickoffs Kickoffs 2010 2011 W...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  2. On Leon Washington's expected departure

    Mike Sando

    All Leon Washington did since joining the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 to tie for the NFL lead with four kickoff returns for touchdowns. The 30-year-old running back and returner revitalized his career in Seattle following a devastating knee injury su...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  3. Chat wrap: One chat down, one more to go

    Mike Sando

    One chat wasn't enough for this opening week of the 2012 NFL season. We've got another one scheduled, this one at 1 p.m. ET Thursday. Here's the link. A few highlights from our kickoff chat Tuesday: On Arizona's Kevin Kolb: "I thought tha...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  4. 2012 NFL Kickoff Chat: Sando at 3:30 ET

    Mike Sando

    Our usual Thursday NFC West chat has company this week. Adam Schefter, Ashley Fox and Matt Williamson will be teaming with the eight divisional bloggers for a marathon NFL chat Tuesday. My slot opens at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here's the link, and the li...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  5. Kickoffs moved for 12 NFC West games

    Mike Sando

    The NFL's decision to move back 4:15 p.m. ET kickoffs by 10 minutes affects the following NFC West games: Week 1: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Week 1: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers Week 5: Buffalo Bills at 49ers Week 6: ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  6. 49ers: Thanks for nothing, schedule makers

    Mike Sando

    The NFL schedule makers showed little regard for the San Francisco 49ers under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh. The 49ers drew five 10 a.m. PT kickoffs. They drew a Monday night home game against Pittsburgh, followed by a trip to Seattle. And, as Ha...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  7. An initial look at 24,670 kickoff returns

    Mike Sando

    Recent rules changes affecting kickoff returns stirred debate about likely consequences. With touchbacks already on the rise, all agreed the NFL would see more of them as kickoffs moved from the kicking team's 30- to 35-yard lines. A new rule limi...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  8. NFL was already seeing diminished returns

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Marty Callinan of ESPN Stats & Information has passed along helpful information regarding the NFL's recently adopted rules changes regarding kickoffs. All agree the measure will produce additional touchbacks. Here's the thing...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  9. Could new rules actually help returners?

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- One of the better special-teams players in the NFL thinks new rules affecting kickoffs will produce more long returns and better offensive field position. RobinsonFullback Michael Robinson, who signed with the Seattle Seahawks last ...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  10. NFC West teams back kickoff changes

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Two teams with dynamic kickoff returners voted against an NFL rules proposal that could limit returns. NFC West teams were not among them even though Seattle's Leon Washington and Arizona's LaRod Stephens-Howling could suffer from i...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  11. Whisenhunt: Rules won't stop returners

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL will decide Tuesday whether to change rules for kickoffs in the name of player safety. Four key changes are under consideration, but it's not clear whether any or all of them will pass. The changes would facilitate touchback...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  12. On the air: Cardinals in Week 16

    Mike Sando

    Bob Papa, Joe Theismann, Matt Millen and Alex Flanagan get the call for NFL Network when the Arizona Cardinals face the Dallas Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium in Week 16. Kickoff is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Cardinals TV Watch ...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  13. On the air: 49ers in Week 15

    Mike Sando

    Bob Papa, Joe Theismann, Matt Millen and Alex Flanagan get the call for NFL Network when the San Francisco 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers in Week 15. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET. This game marks the fourth and final 2010 regular-season game in ...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  14. NFL flexes Seattle's game at Tampa Bay

    Mike Sando

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, already hurting from significant injuries, lost a potential advantage against Seattle in Week 16 when the NFL moved back the Dec. 26 kickoff to 4:15 p.m. ET. The game had previously been scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Seattl...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  15. Marquee matchup in return game Sunday

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle-Arizona game Sunday features two of the NFL's most dangerous kickoff return specialists. LaRod Stephens-Howling scored on a 96-yard kickoff return for Arizona in Week 9, matching the Seahawks' Leon Washington with two kickoff return to...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  16. The night ahead: Preseason games galore

    Mike Sando

    Three NFC West exhibition games kickoff 30 minutes apart beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Attending all three games wasn't an option. My backup plan calls for watching each game on one screen via NFL Preseason Live. We'll see how well it works, but righ...

    Blog | August 28, 2010