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  1. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Do Lions have edge in NFC North?

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions lost Sunday after their rookie punter shanked a 28-yarder out of bounds, delivering a short field for the Cincinnati Bengals' winning drive. It was just the latest maddening moment for an organization that has endured more than its ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  3. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Putting a cap on 49ers' mad hatter chatter

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick revels in breaking from convention. "Whether it's having tattoos, whether it's playing a different style of offense, I want people to look at me and say, 'He's successful and he's doing it a differe...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  6. Setting a price for 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Recent updates regarding Alex Smith's trade status do not include a couple key details: which team would acquire the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and at what price. The Kansas City Chiefs have been mentioned consistently as a potential trade pa...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  7. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers enter Week 3 as the consensus No. 1 team in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. They have now completed the journey to the top spot from the No. 32 ranking they held before Alex Smith's first game as a rookie in 2005. The 49ers a...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  8. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers opened Alex Smith's rookie season dead last in ESPN's 2005 NFL Power Rankings. Seven years later, the 49ers have emerged from Week 1 with two first-place votes from our five panelists -- nearly enough to overtake New Englan...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  9. Accepting the '4949centennial' challenge

    Mike Sando

    Leave it to one of our resident San Francisco 49ers fans to issue an irresistible challenge. Thank you, 4949centennial, for giving me something (arguably) better to do on a Friday afternoon. Some background: With the 49ers finishing 13-3 last s...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Quiet will not last

    Mike Sando

    The NFL took a break from dominating the sports news cycle over the weekend. The silence will not last long. Bounty-related punishments for current and former New Orleans Saints players await. The NFL will address recent bounty-related appeals ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  11. 2011 Seahawks Week 13: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have not played in 11 days. That will change Monday night. In the meantime, I've taken another look at the team's most recent game, a 31-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. Five observations with implications for ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: 49ers' big step

    Mike Sando

    To borrow a baseball analogy, the San Francisco 49ers proved Sunday their offense possessed more than a single pitch. Their surprising tactics during a 27-20 victory over the New York Giants left them with a two-game lead in the race for the No. 2...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  13. QBR ranks: On the 7-1 Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith sensed pressure, sprinted toward the left sideline and gathered himself as if to throw. The Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham hit Smith. The ball hit the ground. Quintin Mikell picked it up and ran 52 y...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  14. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers outrank Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings entering Week 9. Yeah, we saw that coming back in Week 1. The 49ers were 26th then. The Patriots were first. Not now. San Fran...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  15. Around the NFC West: Tripping on fines

    Mike Sando

    The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive scheme and personnel puts extra pressure on opposing offensive tackles. Defensive ends line up wider than in most schemes, putting them in position to rush the passer. This would not necessarily excuse the two tr...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  16. Wrap-up: 49ers 24, Eagles 23

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 24-23 road victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4: What it means: The 49ers are the best team in the NFC West after scoring a signature victory under new coach Jim Harbaugh. The offense the 49ers gen...

    Blog | October 02, 2011