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  1. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  2. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Matt Ryan has charged up the MVP Watch list after two sensational performances helped his Atlanta Falcons clinch home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. Ryan's seven touchdown passes against the New York Giants and Detroit Lions earned him a mea...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  3. Giants make loud statement in solving 49ers

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- There was really nothing too outrageous, irrational, absurd or incendiary about the New York Giants' 26-3 domination of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Unexpected? For sure. Fluky? Not in how it played out. Personal? You bet. ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  4. Cards, 49ers and OLB scene minus Haggans

    Mike Sando

    Outside linebacker Clark Haggans' recently levied three-game suspension affects ... nothing, provided the San Francisco 49ers incur no additional injuries at outside linebacker. Haggans, 35, did not play in the 49ers' first two games. Starters ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  5. QBs, beware the mighty NFC West (in 2015)

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith and St. Louis Rams' Chris Long combined for 27 sacks last season. They already know how to chase down opposing quarterbacks. They're not alone among young NFC West pass-rushers. Smith ranked second, the Rams' R...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  6. Where NFL draft predictions went wrong

    Mike Sando

    Months of mocks and related analysis did not adequately prepare us for a half-dozen selections in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. NFC West teams made two of those surprise selections: Bruce Irvin to the Seattle Seahawks and A.J. Jenkins to ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Giants 20, 49ers 17 OT

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers missed a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI thanks largely to two critical miscues in t...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  8. Unleashing 49ers' pass rush on Eli Manning

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Aldon Smith finished the San Francisco 49ers' divisional playoff victory over New Orleans with one sack, two tackles for loss and four quarterback hits. Giants WR Counts vs. Packers Margin 0-2 3+ Pct. 3+ WR ...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  9. Chat wrap: 49ers prediction to come

    Mike Sando

    Six of eight humans predicting NFL outcomes for ESPN cast their votes for the New York Giants over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. They were split on the 49ers and New Orleans Saints last week. I'll post my prediction Friday,...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  10. Sando's best guess: Saints-49ers prediction

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers, despite fielding arguably the NFL's best defense in 2011, gave up 513 yards to Philadelphia and 472 yards to Dallas in the first four weeks of the regular season. Later, the New York Giants managed 3...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers and TD record

    Mike Sando

    Coach Jim Harbaugh recently pointed to defensive end Justin Smith as a potential MVP candidate through Week 10. Smith, the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl defensive end, ranked 10th on Matt Williamson's Insider list of best NFL players, regardless o...

    Blog | November 16, 2011