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  1. Palmer might have to bail out his line

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, we considered the challenges Arizona Cardinals offensive tackles would face against a long list of accomplished pass-rushers. It's hard not to think similar thoughts after watching left tackle Levi Brown struggle badly against the Sa...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. First Take: Whether Seahawks overhyped

    Mike Sando

    You might have noticed ESPN's Skip Bayless suggesting the Seattle Seahawks would challenge within the AFC this coming season. The Seahawks left the AFC for the NFC in 2002, of course. Bayless went on "First Take" and said the AFC reference was a sarc...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Mostly sunny

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: July 30, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Young: Palmer likes WR Floyd McManaman: 'Honey Badger' back? Bordow: Dockett says he'll produce Somers: Cooper's challenge, knee Urban: Notes from camp, GM K...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  4. Sophomore slumps? A few initial thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Player performance levels vary from season to season. The term "sophomore slump" applies to declines from a player's first to second season, but it also implies there are special challenges associated with transitioning to a second season. This so...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  5. First take: Aldon Smith reflects on season

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith dropped by the First Take set to reflect on the Super Bowl -- he thinks the 49ers were robbed -- and to challenge Skip Bayless to an MMA fight. I have to think Smith-Bayless would do some strong pay-per-view nu...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. Delanie Walker and the 49ers' to-do list

    Mike Sando

    There should be little panic in San Francisco if the 49ers' top challenges in free agency consist of re-signing a safety and tight end. The franchise tag is available, if needed, to keep free safety Dashon Goldson or tight end Delanie Walker from ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  7. NFC West wrap: All-division team

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know, and my 2012 all-division team: Division MVP: Russell Wilson. Raise your hand if you thought the Seattle Seahawks rookie would become the best quarterback in the NFC West and the No. 1 reason Seattle would challenge for the NFC...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  8. Fantasy Watch: NFC West points leaders

    Mike Sando

    2012 NFC West Fantasy Points Thru Wk. 15 Rk. Player Tm. Pts. 1 Russell Wilson SEA 212 2 Marshawn Lynch SEA 199 3 Sam Bradford STL 195 4 Frank Gore SF 174 5 Colin Kaepernick SF 1...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  9. 49ers can say, 'Know the rules, Schwartz!'

    Mike Sando

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz appeared to call out San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh before their postgame flap last season. "Know the rules, Harbaugh!" Schwartz appeared to yell after Harbaugh threw his red challenge flag for a play that ...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  10. 2012 Grid Challenge: Time to catch up

    Mike Sando

    Julio Jones' status for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11 will affect the NFC West in two realms: fantasy and reality. Jones, who leads the Falcons in yards per catch (16.0) and ranks second in touchdown receptions (five), missed practice all week. T...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  11. Bears' corners want 49ers to step outside

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' passing offense faces a special challenge against Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Tillman and Jennings have led a Bears secondary that has feasted on opponents, especially on perimeter ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. 49ers present Rams with different challenge

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' defense could not stop the Green Bay Packers or New England Patriots from flourishing on third down. Those teams converted 16 of 27 chances in recent victories over St. Louis. Early downs could present the biggest challenge ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  13. Russell Wilson's next challenge: 3rd quarter

    Mike Sando

    Wilson: Total QBR by Quarter, Weeks 1-8 Qtr. Total QBR NFL Rank 1st 84.6 4th 2nd 61.0 18th 3rd 11.0 31st 4th/OT 52.7 18th All 53.0 20th Source: ESPN Stats & Information ...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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