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  1. Closer look at Wells and NFC West RBs

    Mike Sando

    At his best, Beanie Wells can be a big, physical runner with a wicked stiff-arm and a strong nose for the end zone. Wells was not at his best last season. The Arizona Cardinals running back had 88 carries for 234 yards and five touchdowns in ei...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  2. Sizing up NFC West QBs on third down

    Mike Sando

    Our look at NFC West quarterbacks in the red zone leads naturally to an examination of third-down production. A few notes in relation to the charts as they pertain to the most relevant NFC West quarterbacks: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks: W...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  3. Cards make QB change while leading 13-3

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have benched John Skelton after the quarterback missed a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone Sunday. Skelton entered this game against the Atlanta Falcons needing one interception to tie Ryan Leaf's NFL record for most...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  4. 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
  5. West adds weapons with eye on end zone

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams selected 14 wide receivers and running backs in the first two rounds of the 2012 NFL draft, an average number since the league expanded to 32 teams for the 2002 season. Five of the 14 landed in the NFC West, three more than the total for...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  6. Chat wrap: Which team's defense better?

    Mike Sando

    2011 NFC West Defensive Rankings Team Yards Rush YPA Sacks/Att. 3rd Down Red zone Passer rating QBR Most Takeaways PPG SF 4 1 9 12 11 4 5 4 1 2 SEA 9 15 12 23 9 11 6 10 5 7 ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  7. Where NFC West teams rank: Week 14

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have a 10-3 record despite ranking 31st in sacks allowed per pass, 31st in third-down conversion rate and 32nd in red zone touchdown percentage. That No. 32 ranking in the red zone means the 49ers are looking up at the No. ...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  8. NFL run-pass ratios for red zone and closer

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford's return to practice Saturday gives the St. Louis Rams some hope heading into their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Backup A.J. Feeley is all but out. The other quarterbacks, Tom Brandstater and Kellen Clemens, have...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  9. Comfort zones: John Skelton vs. Kevin Kolb

    Mike Sando

    Injuries, opposing defenses and game situations influence receiving totals from week to week. So do quarterback changes. The chart shows reception and yardage totals for Arizona Cardinals players in each of their quarterback's past two games. J...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  10. Chat wrap: More buzz for 49ers, Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat followed the course set by the standings through Week 6. There was more buzz surrounding the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Both are coming off road wins in the Eastern time zone. The Arizona Cardinals and St. Loui...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Grading NFL defenses after the catch

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers tossed three touchdown passes against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. None of the passes were thrown to the end zone. A running back (Brian Westbrook), tight end (Vernon Davis) and wide receiver (Josh Morgan) gained most...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  14. Darnell Dockett gives Cardinals NFL record

    Mike Sando

    NFL scorekeepers changed Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington's 40-yard interception return for a touchdown into a 39-yard return with a fumble. Teammate Darnell Dockett recovered in the end zone. Dockett gets the touchdown. Washington...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  15. NFC West Penalty Watch: Week 2

    Mike Sando

    The weekly NFC West penalty watch shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith with five, but some explanation is appropriate. Smith drew a penalty in Week 2 for illegally batting a ball out of the end zone after an errant snap. He drew anothe...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Can Rams find end zone?

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch outlines five things to watch when the Rams face the Bengals. Thomas: "A disturbing trend from the Scott Linehan era has carried over so far into the Steve Spagnuolo regime -...

    Blog | August 27, 2009