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  1. When eight in the box isn't a big deal at all

    Mike Sando

    2012 RB Rush Yards vs. Loaded Box Count Rk. RB Att. Yards 1 Chris Johnson 42 320 2 Arian Foster 58 250 3 Marshawn Lynch 53 178 4 Adrian Peterson 39 178 5 Alfred Morris 32 165 ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  2. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Running backs Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch have become regulars on the MVP Watch list not only for the yards they gain, but also for how they gain them. Ranking 1-2 in rushing yardage sets them apart. The fact that they also lead the NFL in ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  3. 2012 Grid Challenge: Lineups reminder

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Congrats to jasonmetrick for outscoring the more than 1,500 Gridiron Challenge entries for Week 5 in our little NFC West blog wing. He got 51 points from his wide receivers, Brandon Marshall and Marques Colston, while amassing 169 po...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Three non-quarterbacks are making their 2012 MVP Watch debuts. Minnesota's Percy Harvin, Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Indianapolis' Reggie Wayne did not suddenly become excellent players. They've been strong producers. The fact that their teams ha...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  6. Touchy subject: RB getting too much work?

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Marshawn Lynch has 99 touches, defined as carries plus receptions, through the Seattle Seahawks' first four games. Only five players since 2008 have had more to this point in a season. How many is too many? Arian Foster has 112 th...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 2012 Grid Challenge: Four 49ers shined

    Mike Sando

    Those setting their 2012 NFC West Gridiron Challenge lineups before Sunday might want to read through Tom Carpenter's suggested plays. One suggestion staring everyone in the face: Buy Matt Ryan before the quarterback's value climbs with another st...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  10. Marshawn Lynch banked on strong finish

    Mike Sando

    The recently re-signed Marshawn Lynch improved his financial outlook dramatically with a strong finish to the 2011 regular season. Lynch led the NFL in rushing yardage over the final nine weeks. He was at his best even though the Seahawks kept los...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. Passing league? NFC West runs strong

    Mike Sando

    Four of the 13 players with at least 1,000 yards rushing this season call the NFC West home. All four run with power. Two in particular -- Arizona's Beanie Wells and Seattle's Marshawn Lynch -- have racked up yardage after contact. Both rank am...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  12. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Breaking Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yardage enhanced Drew Brees' MVP credentials even if Aaron Rodgers remains the favorite on your imaginary ballot. The manner in which Brees broke the record shouldn't matter too much in the en...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  13. Silver linings: Rams at Steelers

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The St. Louis Rams fell to 2-13 with a 27-0 road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Steven Jackson carried 24 times for 103 yards, his fourth 100-ya...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Few players can realistically contend for MVP honors in the NFL with only 11 starts in a full season. It's just not feasible. Of course, few can do what Tim Tebow is doing in Denver. Tebow, who's on pace for 11 starts by season's end, still ...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  16. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Crabtree's value

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge heading into Week 14: Leader: msclemons67, again, after getting 24 point from Rob Gronkowski, 23 from the San Francisco defense and 19 from 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. msclemons67 had to adjust at qua...

    Blog | December 11, 2011