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  1. Two fair questions for Seattle's Pete Carroll

    Mike Sando

    Two questions for Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll following a 28-24 defeat at Detroit in Week 8: What is his team's defensive identity? Seattle might have figured zone defense was the best way to limit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. From th...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  2. Saints could test Cards in red zone

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals scored touchdowns on 70.4 percent of their trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line. No offense fared better. The production continued in the wild-card playoff game against Green Bay's 28th-ranked red zone defense. Kurt Warner com...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  3. Which draft pick will make biggest impact

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was fifth and Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher Bruce Irvin sixth on John Clayton's list of 10 new draft choices likely to make the greatest immediate impact. "Floyd's presence may force defenses into more zone ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  4. First-half shutout admirable, but ...

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers have become the third team over the past three-plus seasons to shut out the Pittsburgh Steelers in a first half. That speaks well of the 49ers' defense, but continuing offensive troubles in the red zone hav...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Cardinals' defense

    Mike Sando

    The first full-contact goal-line session of Arizona Cardinals training camp arrived amid some anticipation. I stood along the back of the end zone and watched the offense push around the defense convincingly. My take then: "Defensive coordinat...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  6. Where NFC West teams rank: Week 15

    Mike Sando

    A few highlights regarding where NFC West teams rank in various statistical categories through Week 15: The Arizona Cardinals' defense moved up one spot to No. 1 in the rate at which it prevents touchdowns once opponents reach the red zone. This ...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  7. Where they rank on defense: Week 9

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG SEA 13 12 17t 16 13 SF 19 19 23 9 17t ARI 21 20 2 17 11 ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  8. Where they rank on defense: Week 8

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The 49ers' defense fell six spots in yards allowed while rising five spots in red zone touchdown percentage following a mostly impressive performance against Peyton Manning and the Colts. Defe...

    Blog | November 03, 2009
  9. Where they rank on defense: Week 4

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG SF 6 6 13 4t 2 SEA 16 19 16 15 17 STL 19 28 21t 12 26t...

    Blog | October 06, 2009
  10. Where they rank on defense: Week 3

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG SEA 11 10 4t 5 4t SF 13 8 14 6t 9t ARI 20 27 12 16t 20...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  11. Where they rank on defense: Week 2

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG ARI 6 13 14 19t 13t SF 7 7 3 1ot 4 SEA 12 3 1 1t 3 S...

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  12. Where they rank on defense: Week 1

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG ARI 4 11 18 23t 15 SEA 8 6 1 1t 1 SF 15 12 8t 11t 12 ...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  13. The Singletary effect: 49ers defense, final

    Mike Sando

    49ers Defense Per Game Under Mike Nolan Under Mike Singletary Difference Points 28.0 20.6 -7.4 First Downs 20.1 16.9 -3.3 Third-down Pct. 40.6 38.9 -1.7 Red-zone Pct. 41.4 ...

    Blog | January 09, 2009
  14. Where they rank on defense: 2008 final

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG SF 13 14 12 8 23 ARI 19 24 28 28 28 STL 28 31 17 30 31 ...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  15. Where they rank on defense: Week 16

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG SF 16 16 12 7 21 ARI 19 24 30 29 29 STL 29 31 20 28 31 SEA 30 25 23 16 22t The Cardinals have f...

    Blog | December 23, 2008
  16. How NFC West defenses have changed

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Defense, '07 to '08 Yards Per Game Yards Per Pass Play 3rd Down Pct. Red Zone Pct. PPG SF -17.3 -0.12 -1.95 -1.34 +1.6 ARI -11.6 +0.28 +5.60 +12.1 +0.7 STL +34.6 +1.14 +2.15 +3.33 +2.4 S...

    Blog | December 18, 2008