Gridiron Challenge: Sando in top 1,300

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

A big Week 1 congratulations for NFC West Gridiron Challenge leader "Idaho is Seahawks Country" for cracking the 200-point barrier, good for first place out of the 1,684 entries that scored points.

Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Greg Jennings, John Carlson, Jay Feely and the Seattle defense made for an unbeatable combination.

On a personal note, this venture is shaping up as a learning experience from my vantage point down here in 1,277th place. Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Roddy White, Laveranues Coles, Greg Olsen, Josh Brown and the Baltimore defense combined for only 114 points. But my wife's team fared worse, so that was a relief.

I've watched the film and made some strategy adjustments. Time to get by as cheaply as possible at kicker and on defense while investing more in the other positions. I tried to go relatively cheap at receiver. Not again. At least I locked in Brees at a lower price.

Thoughts? Advice? I need to make up some ground here.