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  1. Around the NFC West: Jacobs' relevance

    Mike Sando

    There is still time for veteran running back Brandon Jacobs to factor prominently in the San Francisco 49ers' season. The team could suddenly need him for unforeseen circumstances. Jacobs could ride to the rescue if injuries continued to strike th...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  2. Giants, 49ers fight for psychological ground

    Mike Sando

    Dan Graziano of the NFC East blog joined me Wednesday in discussing the San Francisco 49ers' matchup against the New York Giants in Week 6. The video runs about five minutes. I asked Dan if he thinks the Giants' pass rush, inconsistent to this poi...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  3. 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
  4. On Jacobs' health, and healthy mindset

    Mike Sando

    Brandon Jacobs came to the San Francisco 49ers with an open mind and no expectations. That was the plan. "Don't ever expect anything," Jacobs said during a recent interview from training camp. "That is what I've learned about this league." ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Heart over wallet

    Mike Sando

    It's usually about the money. It's also about what the money represents. Brandon Jacobs, touched when a 6-year-old gave him $3.36 from a piggy bank to keep him with the New York Giants, balked when the Giants offered 446,428 times as much. Matt...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Execs weigh in

    Mike Sando

    With a new stadium on the way and a division championship in their possession, the San Francisco 49ers' leadership has fresh opportunities to enjoy the sporting spotlight. Those opportunities have not been missed this week. Interviews with CEO ...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  7. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. Which receivers 49ers, Giants can trust

    Mike Sando

    The leaping grab Hakeem Nicks made in the end zone for the New York Giants stood as a pivotal moment in their postseason victory over the 15-1 Green Bay Packers last week. Vernon Davis was the one making impressive catches for the San Francisco 49...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  9. Raising concerns over Rams' run defense

    Mike Sando

    Joe from Phoenix raises concerns about the St. Louis Rams' run defense. He sees other NFC West teams beefing up their ground games while the Rams appear largely unchanged on defense when it comes to stopping the run. Mike Sando: The free-agent sig...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  10. Silver linings: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The facts: The Cardinals fell to 7-4 following a 37-29 home defeat to the New York Giants in Week 12. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two... The Cardinals' run defense held up very...

    Blog | November 24, 2008
  11. Picking apart Giants-Cardinals showdown

    Mike Sando

    Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE and Rich Kane-US PRESSWIRE Will the Giants running game be able to keep Kurt Warner and Arizona's explosive receivers off the field? Posted by's Mike Sando The Arizona Cardinals keep taking ste...

    Blog | November 19, 2008