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  1. Projecting next season's playoff field - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando makes his too early playoff predictions for the 2015 season and checks in with several notes from the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2015
  2. Denver Broncos' Gary Kubiak on top of new head coach ranks -- Ins...

    Mike Sando

    It's too early for grades, but initial impressions rank Gary Kubiak as the top of six new head coach hires, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  3. 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
  4. Matthew Stafford is keeping Detroit Lions from maximizing potenti...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions are a likely playoff team this season, but they won't be able to maximize their title potential unless Matthew Stafford starts playing a lot better, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  5. Dallas Cowboys won't reach full potential with Tony Romo at quart...

    Mike Sando

    The Dallas Cowboys won't reach their full potential so long as Tony Romo is the starting quarterback -- and the team's culture is to blame. Mike Sando explains, then runs through the rest of his takeaways from Week 1 of the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  6. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  10. 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
  11. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and the NFL won big Sunday night. That 42-13 victory Seattle posted over the San Francisco 49ers made Green Bay a strong favorite to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff race. If the Packers do secure that second seed,...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 23, Bears 17 (OT)

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 23-17 overtime victory against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field: What it means: The Seahawks strengthened their positioning in the chase for a playoff berth by finally breaking through on the road. Th...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  13. Football Today: NFC West Week 13

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC Westers. I'll be heading to Illinois later Saturday for a Seattle-Chicago matchup with playoff implications for both teams. In the meantime, pull up your preferred device for a few more predictions. Ross Tucker, Matt Williamso...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  14. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The mission is clear for the reigning No. 1 team in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings: Keep quarterback Matt Schaub healthy at all costs. The Texans lost Schaub late last season and had no chance to advance through the playoffs as a result. With Schaub he...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  15. Week 12 trip inside 2012 Playoff Machine

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Playoff Machine returned recently, allowing users to project playoff seeding based on game outcomes. The machine allows for picking outcomes on a game-by-game basis, or by general parameters. A quick look at how the NFC's top six would shak...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  16. 2012 NFL draft order as Week 16 nears end

    Mike Sando

    While the San Francisco 49ers fans sweat over playoff seeding, those following the other NFC West teams have 2012 NFL draft order to consider heading into Week 17. OleSagginSeahawk visited an earlier item and asked in the comments section how fini...

    Blog | December 26, 2011