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  1. Pivotal plays: Super Bowl's top five

    Mike Sando

    We have at various times ranked NFC West plays by how much they changed a team's chances for winning, based on swings in win probability. The chart ranks the five most pivotal five plays from Super Bowl XLVII regardless of whether they helped or h...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  2. Pivotal plays: Bowman's breakup tops list

    Mike Sando

    NaVorro Bowman's fourth-and-4 pass breakup all but delivered the San Francisco 49ers to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. The play was notable for a few reasons. Having Bowman, an inside linebacker, in coverage agai...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  3. If both Seahawks quarterbacks play well

    Mike Sando

    Bryan from Okanogan, Wash., wonders which quarterback the Seattle Seahawks will start in Week 1 if the top two candidates play well against Kansas City on Friday night. "What happens if Russell Wilson looks great (against a depleted secondary but ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  4. Jim Harbaugh joins NFC West short list

    Mike Sando

    One of our blog regulars, joe_cool585, correctly points out an omission from the NFC West blog recently. Jim Harbaugh's naming as the NFL's top coach, as declared by Associated Press voters, got insufficient play here during Pro Football Hall of F...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  5. NFL Power Rankings: 49ers worthy No. 2?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers went into Week 8 ranked fourth in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. They defeated the 24th-ranked Cleveland Browns. Top-ranked Green Bay did not play. Second-ranked New England lost at fifth-ranked Pittsburgh. Third-ranked New Orl...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Why Seattle named Mike Williams inactive

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Top receiver Mike Williams moved fairly well during warm-ups Sunday. Williams' foot and ankle injuries threatened his ability to play a full game, however, and the Seattle Seahawks felt they could not commit a roster spot to him a...

    Blog | December 12, 2010
  8. Mike Williams, Dexter McCluster won't play

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs will play Sunday without a couple of their top offensive threats. Seattle receiver Mike Williams and Kansas City receiver Dexter McCluster worked out at Qwest Field, but their teams named them...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  9. Seattle could have issues in its secondary

    Mike Sando

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Seattle Seahawks' top two right cornerbacks will not play against Oakland in Week 8. Kelly Jennings (hamstring) and Walter Thurmond (concussion) were named inactive Sunday. This could make it tougher for the Seahawks to defe...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  10. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    AFC teams claimed the top five spots in'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
  11. 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
  12. Null not only backup QB in game

    Mike Sando

    Titans quarterback Vince Young was running freely -- perhaps too freely -- through the Rams' defense. He pulled up toward the end of the run and clutched the top of his right hamstring. Young gained 44 yards on the play. He probably could have ...

    Blog | December 13, 2009
  13. Mailbag: Reassessing the Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Jason from Greeley, Colo., writes: So, I was going to write you about why the Cards fell out of the top 10 in the power rankings, but after watching them play against the Eagles, I think they will be lucky to be in the...

    Blog | November 29, 2008
  14. Where they rank on defense: Week 8

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG ARI 13 28 24 28 22 SF 19 20 20 8 31 SEA 27 26 28 10 25 STL 29 31 23 27 30 Two of the NFL's top 10 red-z...

    Blog | October 28, 2008
  15. Where they rank on offense: Week 7

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Offense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG ARI 6 6 3 6 1 SF 24 13 29 23 17 SEA 28 31 28 25 25 STL 31 28 30 30 29 The NFC West had three of the top 12...

    Blog | October 22, 2008
  16. Cream of the crop to underrated

    Mike Sando

    Our diverse group of insiders -- two general managers, two pro scouts, two coordinators, two position coaches, two quarterbacks and one linebacker -- helped us understand which players can change schemes and why.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2007