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  1. Handicapping the NFC East division, plus Week 5 takeaways - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando handicaps the race to win the NFC East and runs through the rest of his Week 5 takeaways, including why Tom Brady isn't going anywhere and why the Niners' decision to replace Alex Smith at quarterback won't hurt them going forward.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  2. Detroit Lions' fast start could be for real this time - NFL

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions' fast start may be for real this time, says Mike Sando. Here's why they have a chance to contend for the wide-open NFC North title, plus the rest of Sando's 10 takeaways from Week 4 of the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  3. Why Philadelphia Eagles don't need to make Nick Foles their franc...

    Mike Sando

    QB Nick Foles has thrived in Chip Kelly's system. But the coach may believe almost any good QB could do the same. So don't bank yet on a long-term commitment.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  4. Peyton Manning tops MVP candidates for 2014 - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Which NFL players have the best MVP odds heading into the 2014 season? Mike Sando looks at the front-runners and gives his long-shot pick. Plus, notes from around the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  5. Ranking the 32 NFL head coaches into tiers

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando had 30 NFL insiders grade every current NFL head coach by tier, then ranked them 1-32. Here are the results.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  6. Ryan Tannehill ranks among Top 50 breakout players for 2014 - NFL...

    Mike Sando

    Ryan Tannehill, Ezekiel Ansah and Montee Ball are all poised to make a jump in performance this season, writes Mike Sando. He ranks his Top 50 breakout players for the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  7. Ranking QBs most deserving of new deals

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had some options with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after watching him suffer three game-changing turnovers in the fourth quarter of their NFC Championship Game defeat this past season. They could have made him play out his roo...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  8. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Free-agency grades for all 32 teams

    Mike Sando

    The first two weeks of the NFL free-agent signing period featured multiple trades, high-profile cuts, a notorious failed physical examination in Oakland and battles over players between heated rivals. Rosters changed quickly as 405 unrestricted free ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  11. Teams most likely to return to playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area features two teams from far, far away. That is fitting because the West teams were best in 2013. While six of the eight NFL teams from the AFC West and NFC West finished with winning records, the...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  12. Defense still key for NFL champions?

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks faced each other in the 2013 preseason, I remember thinking the game had a regular-season feel to it. There was an edge to both teams that felt misplaced for August. Peyton Manning and Russell W...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  13. Gruden hiring helps Redskins and Bengals

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes a coaching change works out best for all involved. The Philadelphia Eagles got a fresh start with Chip Kelly and appear to be on the right track. The man Kelly replaced, Andy Reid, played a leading role in the Kansas City Chiefs' revival. R...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  14. NFL's 10 best-positioned teams for 2014

    Mike Sando

    Imagine your disbelief if an NFL clairvoyant had told you back in August that Rex Ryan would salvage his job, Gary Kubiak would lose his and the Cleveland Browns would dump Rob Chudzinski less than one calendar year into his tenure. Imagine if som...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  15. Cowboys need better long-term QB plan

    Mike Sando

    The Dallas Cowboys appeared to have everything on the line in Week 17. Their elimination game against the Philadelphia Eagles was going to further shape quarterback Tony Romo's legacy while providing owner Jerry Jones with another opportunity to eval...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. Ranking Week 17's biggest games

    Mike Sando

    Week 17, also known as Super Bowl week in Dallas, is going to be a wild one not just in Texas, but across the NFL. At least 10 teams will fight for five playoff berths, four teams will claim division titles and, in a shocker, Seattle might not be one...

    Blog | December 23, 2013