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  1. The case for taking Manziel, for 11 teams

    Mike Sando

    One player in the 2014 NFL draft has the power to instantly transform an irrelevant franchise into a compelling one. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands alone in that regard. He's the X factor in the top 10 selections, the player hard-cor...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. Inside Slant: No stopping Adrian Peterson?

    Mike Sando

    After appearing on MVP Watch and before visiting the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, Adrian Peterson dominated much of the "Inside Slant" podcast discussion Wednesday. The Minnesota Vikings running back is challenging what we've thought about serious ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  3. 2012 Rams schedule: Simple requests

    Mike Sando

    A few simple requests for the St. Louis Rams amid expectations the NFL will release its regular-season schedule Tuesday: 2012 Rams Road Trips Opponent Flight miles New England (London) 4,190 Seattle Seahawks 1,700 ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  4. Saints' bounty system and the Rams

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams fans can expect coach Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to field a defense with a nasty demeanor. Rough Stuff: 2009 to 2011 Penalties Rank Team Team 1 Lions 65 2 Eagles 53 3...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    A message for the roughly 1,696 players on NFL rosters at any point during the season: This concludes the meaningful portion of the MVP race. Thanks for playing. New England's Tom Brady, the NFL's highest-rated passer for the team with the league'...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  6. Wrap-up: Vikings 27, Cardinals 24

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9: What it means: The Cardinals fell to 3-5 and blew another prime opportunity to assert themselves in the NFC West. This one had to hurt badly. Arizona can still ge...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  7. Randy Moss, Seattle and the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Randy Moss' agent told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins quickly reached out to him upon learning of the Minnesota Vikings' plans to release the veteran receiver. Seattle has shown little ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 3

    Mike Sando

    A couple thoughts per NFC West team heading into the third week of the 2010 NFL exhibition season: St. Louis Rams at New England Patriots (Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET) The setting changes dramatically -- and favorably, in some ways -- for rookie qua...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  10. Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 2

    Mike Sando

    A couple thoughts per NFC West team heading into the second week of the 2010 NFL exhibition season: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET) Seattle wants to see a sharper, more engaged effort from quarterback Matt Hasselbec...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  11. Cardinals will have seen enough of Favre

    Mike Sando

    Brett Favre is coming back? He left? Sorry, not into soap operas. If Favre plays during the Minnesota Vikings' Nov. 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona would become the only NFL team to face football's leading man in each of the past thr...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  12. Sam Bradford in house, but no Brett Favre

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The team with Sam Bradford and the team without Brett Favre are warming up here in the Edward Jones Dome. Warming up isn't necessary outside, where temperatures have hit triple digits. The temperature gauge on my rental car showed the...

    Blog | August 14, 2010
  13. Brett Favre decision affects Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- There had to be a way for the NFC West blog to siphon off some Brett Favre-related traffic on its way North. This is it: While every NFC West team played the Favre-led Minnesota Vikings last season, the Arizona Cardinals are th...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  14. Assessing Matt Hasselbeck's prospects

    Mike Sando

    Travis asks via Facebook: "I read the 'Blind Side' a while ago and Micheal Lewis points out that Bill Walsh and the West Coast offense often made average QBs much better and certainly more accurate than they would otherwise be. A lot of quarterbacks ...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  15. On the radar: Comeback cornerbacks

    Mike Sando

    A player, coach or issue that should be on your radar as training camp approaches. The Seattle Seahawks' Marcus Trufant, the San Francisco 49ers' Nate Clements and the Arizona Cardinals' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have talent. Each has been nam...

    Blog | July 08, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Bradford adjusts

    Mike Sando

    Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman catches up with St. Louis Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford. Carlson: "Bradford has become a quick fan favorite in St. Louis. While there is no word of billboards with his face or murals with his name springing up ar...

    Blog | July 08, 2010