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  1. How quarterbacks fared under pressure

    Mike Sando

    First-year starters filled four of the top five spots in Total QBR while under pressure last season. Two of them, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, call the NFC West home. With Pro Football Focus singling out the division's current passers f...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  2. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Take a good look at the top-five order for ESPN's NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 10. Changes could be right around the corner. The second-ranked Houston Texans visit the third-ranked Chicago Bears on Sunday night. The Bears then visit the...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Video: McShay mocks top five

    Mike Sando

    Todd McShay advances his next 2011 NFL mock draft with video previews breakout out the first 10 selections. This one takes a look at the top five. McShay has the Arizona Cardinals selecting quarterback Blaine Gabbert fifth after Texas A&M pass...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Draft rewind: Cardinals' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. Arizona Cardinals Best choice: Calais Campbell, DE, 2008 second round. Campbell and inside linebacker Daryl Washington were the top candidates in this sp...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  14. Cards' deal with Calais Campbell refreshing

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals won seven of their final nine games last season. They scored a significant victory Thursday by reaching agreement on a five-year deal with defensive end Calais Campbell. Re-signing Campbell became the team's top offseason ...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  15. 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