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  1. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: Life without the injured Ryan Williams at running back begins Sunday against a Buffalo defense that allowed 621 yards to San Francisco, including 311 on the ground. Utility back LaRod Stephens-Howling expects to return from a hip i...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  2. 2012 Grid Challenge: Son rises in the West

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning from Candlestick Park, where parking lot attendants have been on duty since 4 a.m. local time, bracing for a busy weekend in the Bay Area. With so much going on, I wasn't going to sit around and wait for traffic to cu...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  3. 2012 Grid Challenge: Fitz, 49ers' defense

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers fans seeking reassurance following a rough Week 4 will find it in Tom Carpenter's latest column for Gridiron Challenge players. "The 49ers should be the best fantasy defense play this week in just about any format, and they com...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  4. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 15: Forget about running the ball: The San Francisco 49ers own the NFL's longest ongoing streak of games without allowing an individual 100-yard rusher. The streak dates to Ryan Grant's 129-yard game for Green ...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh should be a relatively easy choice for NFL coach of the year unless the Green Bay Packers go undefeated. Trent Baalke, the 49ers' general manager, and Jed York, their team president, could qualify for consider...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  6. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers deserves his own special MVP Watch category as the prohibitive favorite for the annual NFL award. The rest of the field shouldn't even inhabit the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence. Out of respect for Rodgers, I'll stall...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  7. Tough sledding: Eight not enough for Gore

    Mike Sando

    Not that Frank Gore's candidacy for MVP needs defending, but just in case: The San Francisco 49ers' running back has gained 28.6 percent of his rushing yards against eight or more defenders in the box. That's the highest percentage among all playe...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  8. 49ers' run defense hazardous to health

    Mike Sando

    Beware, opposing running backs. The San Francisco 49ers are coming to hurt you -- not with overly aggressive handshakes, either. Five Ring Circus gets credit/blame for this entry after setting off a discussion in the comments section of the Chat W...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Big WR concerns

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 5: Leader: mboles52, for a second week in a row. His scoring peaked with 173 points in Week 3, coming down to 158 and a season-low 129 over the last two weeks. A rough week from Darren McFadd...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  10. 49ers' Gore already thinking outside box

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' offense lacked subtlety under former coach Mike Singletary. That was the point. Singletary vowed to "hit people in the mouth" with a power running game. If opponents loaded up against the run, too bad. The 49ers were going...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  11. NFL lockout would hit 49ers, others hardest

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had grand plans for Michael Crabtree when the gifted Texas Tech receiver fell to them in the 2009 NFL draft. Those plans took a detour when a contract dispute kept Crabtree away from the 49ers well into his rookie season. N...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  12. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Sam Bradford hits the road. The Rams' rookie quarterback has thrown more touchdowns than interceptions in two of his three road games this season. He has shown an ability to play well for stretches away fro...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  13. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The call for not-so-obvious MVP Watch candidates went out Tuesday afternoon. There were well-reasoned responses, such as the one from erik22lax nominating running backs Chris Johnson and LaDainian Tomlinson for flourishing without the benefit of p...

    Blog | October 20, 2010