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  1. With Freeman out, is Ponder next?

    Mike Sando

    The Hail Mary might be football's most predictable play and also one of its least likely to succeed, but sometimes, it's all a team has left. Down by four points with four seconds remaining in Week 3, the Minnesota Vikings had no other real option...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  3. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. Too few snaps? A look at QB playing time

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick has played fewer preseason snaps than any projected starting quarterback except for the still-idled Robert Griffin III. Big deal? Not necessarily. Injuries, game circumstances, position battles and othe...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. Matt Ryan, 49ers' D on collision course

    Mike Sando

    Greetings. I'm en route to Atlanta and looking at the San Francisco 49ers' NFC Championship Game matchup with the Falcons from a few angles. First up: a look at how Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has played at home, compared to how the 49ers' defen...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  8. Colin Kaepernick's running away from pack

    Mike Sando

    Michael Vick, arguably the most feared rushing quarterback in NFL history, has run with the ball 828 times over 12 seasons, counting playoffs. Three of those 828 rushes gained at least 50 yards. Most 50-plus-yard runs, Weeks 1-19 Rank ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  9. Football Today: NFC West Week 15

    Mike Sando

    Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg are back with their weekly NFL predictions on the latest Football Today podcast for Week 15. I've been singling out NFC West-related highlights for those interested. The full podcast is worth a liste...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  10. Sando's best guesses: Week 15 predictions

    Mike Sando

    Three teams remain in the NFC West title chase heading into the final three weeks of the 2012 regular season. That's a significant change from last season, when the San Francisco 49ers cliched the title with a 26-0 victory over the St. Louis Rams ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Gotta stop the pass

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Dec. 13, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Bordow: QB Hoyer settling in Somers: Kolb IR, Kolb future, Kolb Urban: Searching for next QB Weinfuss: Hoyer's assimilation St. Louis Rams Balzer: F...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  12. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Beast Mode versus All Day: Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson will not be facing each other directly, of course. They will be in the same stadium on the same day, however, which is a tr...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  13. QBR ranks: Sifting through Week 7 rubble

    Mike Sando

    The stat sheet would tell us Arizona's John Skelton was the NFC West's most productive quarterback in Week 7. Skelton completed 25 of 36 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a season-high 88.0 NFL passer rating during a 21...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  14. Every scoring defense ranks among top five

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams rank second through fifth in fewest points allowed through Week 6. That's a big change from this point last season, when only the San Francisco 49ers ranked among the top 18 in that category. The 49ers were second then, followed in ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  15. Naming names: How QBs fared vs. West

    Mike Sando

    We follow up our cumulative look at NFC West defensive dominance versus quarterbacks with a breakdown by individual player. New England's Tom Brady, held to 18 points during a home defeat to Arizona, gets another shot at the NFC West when his team...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. Great defenses? Not on third-and-long

    Mike Sando

    NFL defense aspires to force opponents into third-and-long. Good ones should feast on opposing offenses in these favorable situations. NFC West defenses, though strong overall, have suffered from some puzzling third-and-long breakdowns. I'm not...

    Blog | October 07, 2012