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  1. Why Tony Romo deserves credit, plus more wild-card weekend takeaw...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando explains why Tony Romo deserves credit for the Cowboys' wild-card win and why his playoff reputation has been undeserved to this point. Plus, nine more takeaways from wild-card weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  2. Offseason fixes for the Arizona Cardinals -- NFL

    Mike Sando

    Arizona needs a backup option under center, among other moves, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2015
  3. Stacking up NFL playoff field - NFL

    Mike Sando

    How does the NFL playoff field look when you consider which teams are most complete, and take historical comparisons into consideration? Mike Sando offers up the answers in a detailed accounting.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  4. Who are the top head-coaching candidates? - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Which head-coaching candidates are earning the most buzz coming out of Week 17? Mike Sando reveals his list, plus a look at the playoff chances of the Cowboys and Patriots, and why the Dolphins might move on from Mike Wallace.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  5. Quarterback upgrade could prove elusive for Philadelphia Eagles -...

    Mike Sando

    What's next at quarterback for Chip Kelly and the Eagles? Mike Sando examines the available options for 2015 (including trading up in the draft), and serves up nine other takeaways from Week 16 of the 2014 NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  6. Ranking the five biggest Week 1 surprise teams by staying power -...

    Mike Sando

    Which of the surprise winners from Week 1 -- the Bills, Dolphins, Falcons, Titans and Vikings -- has the best chance to make the playoffs this season? Mike Sando ranks all five, then weighs in with notes from the Lions-Giants Monday night game.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  7. The Niners' Kaepernick dilemma

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has a 21-8 record with four playoff victories and one Super Bowl appearance since becoming the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback during the 2012 season. Not everyone loves everything about his game, but it's tough finding qua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  8. Best 'breakthrough' coaching candidates

    Mike Sando

    The NFL divides into distinct groups once the regular season runs its course. While 12 teams prepare for the playoffs, others line up candidates to fill newly created head coaching vacancies. The contrast is striking given the narrow line that someti...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Around the NFC West: Playoff predictions

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We're going to dive into this first week following offseason programs with playoff predictions from ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth. Around the NFC West: June 17, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Arians' style,...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  11. New sod at FedEx Field could affect 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Robert Griffin III and Chris Clemons suffered serious knee injuries during their teams' playoff game on a shoddy surface at FedEx Field last season. It's tough to know whether bad sod influenced either injury or to what degree. The Washington R...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  12. Paying the price: Not everyone's a bargain

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson were the ultimate NFL bargains in 2012. The two NFC West quarterbacks earned a combined $1.6 million while leading their teams to the playoffs. They cost about the same in combined salary-cap charges. Adam Sc...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  13. Around the NFC West: Road to Superdome

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. We'll kick off this Thursday with a video discussion featuring Dan Graziano and me discussing where the San Francisco 49ers stand heading into their divisional-round playoff game against Green Bay. Around the NFC West: Jan. 10, 2...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. QBR ranks: Acknowledging Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams, though home for the NFC playoffs, finished the 2012 season with a positive combined net points differential against second-seeded San Francisco and fifth-seeded Seattle. Their defense and special teams deserve some of the credi...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  15. XTRA910 audio: Cardinals' candidates

    Mike Sando

    NFC playoff matchups consumed much of my weekly Friday conversation with Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki on XTRA Sports 910 AM. We also took a closer look at the Arizona Cardinals' search for a head coach. My feeling was that Arizona would be bes...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The top four teams in ESPN's final 2012 NFL Power Rankings should come as no surprise. All four have first-round byes in the playoffs. The top three -- Denver, Atlanta and San Francisco -- remain unchanged from last week. New England is fourth....

    Blog | January 01, 2013