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  1. Why Andrew Luck is already a top-5 QB

    Mike Sando

    In late 2012, when Russell Wilson was emerging as a candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, I put together a chart comparing him to Andrew Luck in games against seven common opponents. Wilson had fared better by wide margins in key statistica...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Top 5 NFL scandals

    Mike Sando

    The most significant scandals in NFL history affected individuals and organizations alike. The nature of the allegations, the prominence of the individuals involved, the punishment meted out and the overall impact led us to single out the following f...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Rams LB options

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch does not envision the Rams drafting a linebacker 14th overall. Thomas: "Von Miller (Texas A&M) will be long gone. He's a top 10 pick, maybe a top 5 pick. UCLA's Akeem Ayers got some early play as a mid-fi...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  4. Quarterbacks will always reign at the top

    Mike Sando

    Fun question/point from Mark via my Facebook wall: Positional selection in the draft seems to be driven in part by a given position's franchise value. Defensive tackle, for example, is often considered for a Top 5 selection, as are quarterback, defen...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  5. The book on 49ers corner Carlos Rogers

    Mike Sando

    Carlos Rogers' contract with the San Francisco 49ers ranks among the NFC West's top three for cornerbacks in guaranteed money ($10.65 million), 2013 base salary ($5.5 million) and average per year ($7.325 million). Where does Rogers rank as a corn...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. Eight in the Box: Under the radar

    Mike Sando

    A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each NFC West team thus far this offseason: Arizona Cardinals: A soft market for cornerbacks helped the Cardinals sign former San Diego Chargers starter Antoine Cason to a one-year, $1.5 million contr...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. What money says about risk assessment

    Mike Sando

    Top NFC West ILB Contracts ILB APY Gtd. Patrick Willis $10.0M $29.0M NaVorro Bowman $8.9M $25.5M James Laurinaitis $8.3M $23.6M Daryl Washington $8.0M $5.0M Source: ESPN Stats & Informatio...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  8. Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome: Quarterback equalizers: The 49ers went 5-2 this season when facing top-10 quarterbacks by regular-sea...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  9. Peterson not alone among down returners

    Mike Sando

    Every NFC West team ranked among the NFL's top 11 in punt-return average last season. Each averaged at least 11.0 yards per return, 1.5 above the average. Only the San Francisco 49ers have maintained their performance this season. They rank sevent...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  10. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The top eight teams in ESPN's previous NFL Power Rankings combined to go 6-0 in Week 8. That helps explain why the top five remained the same for the first time since Weeks 4-5. The Atlanta Falcons (7-0), New York Giants (6-2), Houston Texans (6-1...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  11. Initial thoughts on Danny Amendola's injury

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams aren't sure how long top wide receiver Danny Amendola will miss after suffering a shoulder injury Thursday night. Bradford Inside Yard-Line Numbers Stat Week 4 Week 5 Comp. 10 1 Att. 12 8 ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  12. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The top five teams remained unchanged from last week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings for Week 5. Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, San Francisco and Arizona are all coming off victories. New England inched up into the sixth spot after putting up 52 points...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  13. NFC West leads way in rookie sacks

    Mike Sando

    A quick look through the NFL rookie sack leaders shows NFC West teams with three of the top 10 producers, led by the San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith with 9.5. This is how it should be. 2011 NFL Rookie Sack Leaders Rank Rookie Sacks ...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. NFC West: What's left in free agency

    Mike Sando

    2011 Unsigned UFAs Team Number Avg. age ARI 3 33.6 SF 5 31.9 SEA 7 31.8 STL 5 29.9 Totals 20 31.7 The time has come for some accounting now that the top unrestricted free agents ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: history in that spot. Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals' top pick is No. 5 ov...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  16. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    NFC teams (plural) finally cracked the top five in ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings. It hadn't happened since New Orleans, Green Bay and Atlanta bunched near the top way back in Week 5. The Falcons are back and they've brought the New York Giants ...

    Blog | November 09, 2010