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  1. 2013's biggest game-changers

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers needed 8 yards for a first down and roughly 20 to get comfortably into range for the go-ahead field goal try with a playoff berth on the line at Chicago on Sunday. What they got instead was one of the more memorable plays in tea...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Ranking potential coaching openings

    Mike Sando

    Mike Shanahan coached two Super Bowl winners in Denver before taking the Washington Redskins to the playoffs last season. Quarterback Robert Griffin III challenged Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson for NFL rookie honors. It should be nearly impossibl...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  4. Importance of AFC No. 3 seed

    Mike Sando

    The top two seeds from each NFL conference will be the only ones receiving first-round playoff byes, but the third seed from the AFC might be in line for the next best thing -- a date with one of the worst sixth seeds in memory. Such is the sorry sta...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Around the NFC West: Where Rams stand

    Mike Sando

    With four games to play, the St. Louis Rams stand 1.5 games behind Seattle for the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC. The Rams can feel great about that after knocking off the division-leading San Francisco 49ers by a 16-13 score in overtime...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Wrap-up: Seahawks 28, Jets 7

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 28-7 victory over the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field in Week 10: What it means: The Seahawks improved to 6-4, keeping themselves in good position to push for a playoff spot. The San Francisco 49ers' struggles ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 2011 Seahawks: Dream scenario, Week 16

    Mike Sando

    A look at what Seattle Seahawks fans should be rooting for as they monitor the NFC playoff race in Week 16: Saturday, 1 p.m. ET Arizona at Cincinnati: a Bengals victory. This would eliminate the Cardinals from the postseason and give them less...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  11. 2011 Cardinals: Dream scenario for Week 16

    Mike Sando

    A look at what Arizona Cardinals fans should be rooting for as they monitor the NFC playoff race in Week 16: Saturday, 1 p.m. ET Arizona at Cincinnati: A Cardinals victory. Arizona must win out for any shot at the playoffs. The Cardinals can p...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  12. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Here's a nightmare scenario for Arizona Cardinals fans: Kevin Kolb flounders while a reborn Matt Leinart leads the Houston Texans deep into the playoffs. The 7-3 Texans' outlook minus injured starting quarterback Matt Schaub framed the biggest deb...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. Whether 49ers could succeed in playoffs

    Mike Sando

    It's tough to say the 6-1 San Francisco 49ers aren't getting respect. They were second in ESPN's most recent NFL Power Rankings. Unlike more established teams, the 49ers still invite skepticism for getting to 6-1 with an offense that ranks 23rd...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  14. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The last season in which the San Francisco 49ers fielded a playoff team, they peaked at No. 2 in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. That was way back in Week 11 of 2002, when Steve Mariucci, Jeff Garcia, Terrell Owens and Garrison Hearst defined the 49ers...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  15. Rocky paths for Seahawks, Bears?

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's John Clayton joined me in offering thoughts on which 2010 playoff teams were likely to take the biggest fall this coming season. Clayton took the Chicago Bears. That left the Seattle Seahawks for me. Without free agency, it's tough ge...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  16. Where will Seahawks find elite talent?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks won a playoff game last season despite having no players named to the Pro Bowl, even as an injury replacement. Given the relative lack of talent, perhaps coach Pete Carroll deserved stronger consideration in ESPN.com's recent ...

    Blog | April 14, 2011