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  1. Every scoring defense ranks among top five

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams rank second through fifth in fewest points allowed through Week 6. That's a big change from this point last season, when only the San Francisco 49ers ranked among the top 18 in that category. The 49ers were second then, followed in ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Top five Monday night games for 2012

    Mike Sando

    One man's opinion on the top five Monday night games for 2012: 1. Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions, Week 16. Call this one the Karma Bowl. The Falcons took offense when Ndamukong Suh allegedly celebrated Matt Ryan's ankle injury during an October ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  4. 2012 Pro Bowl fan balloting: Updated ranks

    Mike Sando

    Eighteen San Francisco 49ers rank among the top five at their positions in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl. What is this, 1994? It's feeling that way with the 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers taking 10-3 records into their Monday night game in Week...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  5. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Stability at the top marked ESPN's NFL Power Rankings following Week 4. The top five teams, led by Green Bay, remained unchanged. The Packers have been No. 1 all the way, and that's not likely to change while they remain undefeated. Much has ch...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  6. Taking stock: NFC West Pro Bowl balloting

    Mike Sando

    Running backs Frank Gore and Steven Jackson are among 14 NFC West players ranked among the top five at their positions in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl. As usual, it appears as though a few fans have not spent the season carefully studying player...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  7. 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
  8. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    AFC teams claimed the top five spots in ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings through Week 6. The Arizona Cardinals enjoyed the largest gain in the rankings from last week, and they didn't even play. The New Orleans Saints edged division-rival Atlanta ...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  9. Go deep? Not so much in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Facebook friend Chris wondered about NFC West teams' big-play ability upon seeing ESPN list no teams from the division among the NFL's top five in pass plays of at least 40 yards. "Any chance you would have the NFC West's ranking relative to the rest...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  10. Power rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The Miami Dolphins are rising fast and the San Diego Chargers are falling hard -- without playing a game or even putting on pads. The Super Bowl-champion New Orleans Saints fell from the top five in one analyst's unforgiving eyes. ESPN's NFL Po...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  11. High risks, high costs associated with high picks

    Mike Sando

    The draft always will be a guessing game to some extent, but with rookie salaries escalating sharply for top picks, NFL teams appear increasingly wary of picking early.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2008
  12. Philip Rivers is the league's MVP right now - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Philip Rivers is the NFL's MVP through five weeks, writes Mike Sando. He ranks the top six candidates with the help of Seahawks Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  13. What if Rams already have their next guard?

    Mike Sando

    Steve Hutchinson's disputed departure from the Seattle Seahawks five years ago changed the landscape for guards across the NFL. The contract Hutchinson commanded from the Minnesota Vikings put other top guards in position to cash much fatter paych...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  14. Where NFC West teams rank: Week 7

    Mike Sando

    A few highlights in looking at where NFC West teams rank in various statistical categories through Week 7: The Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams rank among the top eight in fewest points allowed per game; Seattle's defense climbed five spots ...

    Blog | October 26, 2010