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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. NFC West wrap: All-division team

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know, and my 2012 all-division team: Division MVP: Russell Wilson. Raise your hand if you thought the Seattle Seahawks rookie would become the best quarterback in the NFC West and the No. 1 reason Seattle would challenge for the NFC...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Seeking divisional breakthrough: The Seattle Seahawks play a divisional game at home for the first time this season when Arizona visits CenturyLink Field. They are 0-3 in NFC West play to this point. That m...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. Seahawks to 49ers to Rams: Jenkins wins

    Mike Sando

    The NFC's defensive player of the week hails from the NFC West for a third consecutive week and the sixth time in 12 weeks overall this season. St. Louis Rams rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins won the honors after returning two interceptions for t...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  5. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Pressure situation. The San Francisco 49ers must pressure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, of course. They'll be counting on second-year linebacker Aldon Smith to pick up where he left off last s...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  6. What gives 49ers jump over West upstarts

    Mike Sando

    The Mike Nolan era in San Francisco produced more heartache than the 49ers would care to revisit, but the long-term legacy isn't so bad. Eleven draft choices, including eight current starters and five Pro Bowl selections, remain on the 49ers' rost...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  7. Smith-Newton fun, but what about facts?

    Mike Sando

    One more item on this Alex Smith-Cam Newton thing, and some will say the story has played out. Wait, too late for that. "Can't believe this is still a big story," niners4life12 wrote in the comments of our Monday item. Big story? Nope. Fun stor...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  8. NFL Future Power Rankings: West won?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' NFC West rivals might as well start working on their divisional concession speeches. That is because the 49ers, after one good season, suddenly tower over the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams by just ...

    Blog | May 23, 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. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: About those playoff scenarios. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks must win Saturday to remain in contention for the fifth or sixth seed in the NFC. But if Detroit beats San Diego and Atlanta wins ag...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  11. Sando's best guesses: Week 16 predictions

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are the best team in the NFC West. The Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks are the hottest teams. If only all three could play one another in the same week. We'll have to settle for the 49ers and Seahawks at Centu...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  12. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Candlestick Park. Better make that Candlestick Dark, Candlelit Park or some other electricity-deprived variation. The 49ers' stadium, although steeped in tradition, already was notorious as an outdated, substandard NFL stadium. Having t...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Free-agent wide receivers. Sidney Rice, the Seattle Seahawks' marquee addition in free agency, landed on injured reserve following his second concussion of the season. Shoulder, knee and foot injuries bothered him earlier. Another free-...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: Curry's end game?

    Mike Sando

    Looks like Seattle Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry will find out whether a few tweets can accelerate his departure from the team. Curry, who used Twitter to lament his use as a pass-rusher last season, has let loose with a few curious tweets follo...

    Blog | September 28, 2011