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  1. 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
  2. Why Seattle Seahawks are my pick to win Super Bowl XLIX - NFL

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks are Mike Sando's pick to win Super Bowl XLIX. Here are seven reasons he has the champs repeating.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Harvin key to Seattle's Super Bowl hopes

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Percy Harvin might not remember much from his return to the Seattle Seahawks following an extended injury layoff. Harvin might not want to remember much after the New Orleans Saints roughed him up repeatedly during the Seahawks' 23-15 vict...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  5. 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
  6. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. About that expanded NFL playoff field

    Mike Sando

    This had to be a setup. I'm minding my business Thursday. Boss calls with an idea. He wants to poll our NFL divisional bloggers on a potential expanded playoff format. I'm game. Initial reaction: Why mess with a good thing? Why lower the bar? Aren...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Around the NFC West: Third-down outlook

    Mike Sando

    Third-down conversion rates aren't everything. The New Orleans Saints led the NFL in that category last season. They lost a shootout in the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers, who ranked 31st. Around the NFC West: Oct. 4, 2012 Arizona...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. QBR ranks: Alex Smith back to Earth

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith finished the San Francisco 49ers' two-game playoff run with five touchdown passes, no interceptions and a 101.0 NFL passer rating. 2011 Alex Smith QBR by Game (50 is avg.) Wk. Opp. Result QBR 5 TB W, 48-3 98...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: Beyond the fumble

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' playoff elimination suddenly forces them to face the tough questions an offseason brings into focus. Forget about Kyle Williams' rough day on punt returns in the NFC Championship Game. Those miscues were unfortunate, but n...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  14. Which receivers 49ers, Giants can trust

    Mike Sando

    The leaping grab Hakeem Nicks made in the end zone for the New York Giants stood as a pivotal moment in their postseason victory over the 15-1 Green Bay Packers last week. Vernon Davis was the one making impressive catches for the San Francisco 49...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  15. Whew: Saints, 49ers sweep game-changers

    Mike Sando

    Back and forth the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints went until finally time ran out with the 49ers leading, 36-32. One of the more memorable games in NFL playoff history produced four lead changes in the final minutes. It also produced t...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 36, Saints 32

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thoughts after the San Francisco 49ers' 36-32 divisional playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers are headed to the NFC title game against the winner of the New York Gia...

    Blog | January 14, 2012