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  1. Darrelle Revis' value, potential team fits

    Mike Sando

    Two decades ago, the San Francisco 49ers had reached three NFC Championship Games in a four-year window without winning a Super Bowl. Instead of staying the course, they moved aggressively to sign Deion Sanders, then the game's best cover cornerback....

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. The Niners' Kaepernick dilemma

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has a 21-8 record with four playoff victories and one Super Bowl appearance since becoming the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback during the 2012 season. Not everyone loves everything about his game, but it's tough finding qua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. Boger gets high marks from his doubter

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The officiating website footballzebras.com made headlines before Super Bowl XLVII by questioning Jerome Boger's appointment to the game as referee. Despite complaints from San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Boger and his crew m...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. First-half thoughts as 49ers trail yet again

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had to overcome a 24-14 halftime deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. They'll need to overcome a 21-6 deficit against the Baltimore Ravens to win Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore is pl...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  5. Final Word: Super Bowl XLVII

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII: Vernon Davis can be an unstoppable postseason force: The seventh-year tight end has averaged 27.6 yards per reception in four playoff games over the past two seasons. He ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  6. Quick look at Lewis, Willis and Bowman

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Super Bowl XLVII features arguably the greatest inside linebacker in NFL history (Ray Lewis) and the two best in the game today (Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman). Average Tackle Yardage Downfield Direction In Out All ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  7. Great read on the 49ers' greatest coach

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers' greatest coach and perhaps the NFL's as well, agonized when the team he built won a Super Bowl without him. That is how miserable Walsh felt following his retirement from the game. That misery can be a shared o...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 28, Falcons 24

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome: What it means: The 49ers are heading to a Super Bowl for the sixth time in franchise history. They will seek t...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  9. Video: Child's letter moved Kyle Williams

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Kyle Williams reflects on the NFC Championship Game with ESPN's Keyshawn Johnson. Williams, who has unflinchingly faced fallout from misplays that helped keep the 49ers out of the Super Bowl, appears likely to handle punt ...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  10. Pressure point: 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Examining who faces the most challenging season for the San Francisco 49ers and why. Frank Gore ranked sixth among NFL rushers with 1,211 yards last season, at one point rushing for at least 100 yards in five consecutive games. He earned Pro Bowl ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. Top five Monday night games for 2012

    Mike Sando

    One man's opinion on the top five Monday night games for 2012: 1. Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions, Week 16. Call this one the Karma Bowl. The Falcons took offense when Ndamukong Suh allegedly celebrated Matt Ryan's ankle injury during an October ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Catching up to 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Changing coaching staffs heading into a lockout was supposed to set back the San Francisco 49ers last season. Instead, the team won nine of its first 10 games, finished 13-3 and came within an overtime defeat of reaching the Super Bowl. Having ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  13. Mailbag: Super Bowl play recalled 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Seattle thought Victor Cruz's first-quarter non-fumble in the Super Bowl, rendered irrelevant by a penalty for 12 men on the field, resembled the forward-progress call involving Ahmad Bradshaw that hurt San Francisco during the 49ers' game...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  14. No DeBartolo? 49ers can think big picture

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Over the past year, the San Francisco 49ers have hired Jim Harbaugh, drafted Aldon Smith, posted a 13-3 record, won a playoff game, placed an NFL-best nine players in the Pro Bowl, watched former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. become a Hal...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  15. Stacking up against Super Bowl offenses

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The San Francisco 49ers came oh-so-close to reaching Super Bowl XLVI. Their 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, though most directly related to a special-teams turnover in overtime, reflected shortcomi...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  16. Programming note: The day ahead

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Justin Smith probably said it best following the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 overtime loss in the NFC Championship Game. "Life goes on," said the Pro Bowl defensive end. "It's not the end of the world. It's hard to swallow, b...

    Blog | January 23, 2012