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  1. Week 12 trip inside 2012 Playoff Machine

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Playoff Machine returned recently, allowing users to project playoff seeding based on game outcomes. The machine allows for picking outcomes on a game-by-game basis, or by general parameters. A quick look at how the NFC's top six would shak...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  2. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Twelve of the top 13 teams in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings have what those teams would consider clearly identified franchise quarterbacks. It might even be 20 of the top 21, depending on one's view. Then there are the San Francisco 49ers. They ha...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  3. Playoff Machine: Ah, the NFC scenarios

    Mike Sando

    A trip into ESPN's Playoff Machine with Week 12 nearly complete produced the following just-for-fun seeding orders for the NFC: Home teams win out: 1. Green Bay (14-2), 2. San Francisco (11-5), 3. New Orleans (11-5), 4. Dallas (9-7), 5. New York ...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  4. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have held on to the No. 2 spot for a fourth consecutive week in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 12. Our panelists appear unsympathetic to their plight traveling across the country to Baltimore on a short week. I...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  5. 49ers, Ravens both built through draft

    Mike Sando

    Two of the NFL's more home-grown teams face one another when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12. The 49ers had 36 of their own draft choices on their 53-man roster and injured reserve list heading into Week 11, according...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  6. Akers to Feely: Kickers and close games

    Mike Sando

    Twelve games in Week 3 were decided by no more than seven points. That was the highest number in NFL history, matching totals from 2003 (Week 12) and 1993 (Week 15), according to Elias Sports Bureau. Expansion has increased the chances over the...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  7. Need a yard? Call Rams, not Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks receiver Mike Williams entered Week 12 ranked third among NFL players with 16 third-down receptions for first downs. Playing without Williams made it tougher for Seattle to sustain drives Sunday. The team's continuing failures in ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  8. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    Tensions tend to run a little higher as NFL teams move toward December stretch runs. Just ask's NFL Power Rankings voters. In one corner, we have AFC North blogger James Walker slapping a No. 8 ranking -- that's right, eight -- on the 8-2...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  9. Power rankings revisited: Week 12

    Mike Sando

    Two of the 10 highest-ranked teams in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings lost in Week 12. Both played without starting quarterbacks who were suffering from concussions. The Cardinals nearly won on the road without Kurt Warner, suffering a 20-17 defeat o...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  10. Silver linings: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The facts: The Cardinals fell to 7-4 following a 37-29 home defeat to the New York Giants in Week 12. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two... The Cardinals' run defense held up very...

    Blog | November 24, 2008
  11. Audibles: NFC West Week 12 preview

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando New York Giants (9-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-3), 4:15 p.m. ET No game involving an NFC West team has generated more buzz on the blog. We're pushing 900 comments on the Wednesday preview item, which picked up where th...

    Blog | November 21, 2008
  12. Observation deck: Giants fading again?

    Mike Sando

    The Giants' 41-17 loss to the Vikings will almost surely revive old questions about New York's ability to finish a season on a positive note, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2007
  13. Handicapping the NFC East division, plus Week 5 takeaways - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando handicaps the race to win the NFC East and runs through the rest of his Week 5 takeaways, including why Tom Brady isn't going anywhere and why the Niners' decision to replace Alex Smith at quarterback won't hurt them going forward.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  14. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  15. Around the NFC West: Non-division records

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams face no games against division rivals this week. It's the third time in five weeks the division has played four games against outside competition. Around the NFC West: Oct. 12, 2012 Arizona Cardinals McManaman...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  16. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 6)

    Mike Sando

    We're barreling toward Week 6 and need to get to predictions: yours now, mine Friday. We didn't have any prediction winners in Week 5, to my knowledge. Uncommon scores such as 16-12, 17-3 and 45-3 made predictions tougher this time. We've got f...

    Blog | October 11, 2012