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  1. Sando's best guesses: Week 19 predictions

    Mike Sando

    It's a little early to start previewing a Seattle Seahawks-San Francisco 49ers matchup in the NFC Championship Game. Both teams have hurdles to clear in the NFC divisional playoffs this weekend. It's so close to happening, though, and how sweet...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  2. Shining the spotlight back on 49ers' Gore

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Frank Gore's 89-yard rushing performance for San Francisco in the NFC divisional playoffs failed to register as a significant postgame storyline. 2011 Top Rushers vs. Giants Wk. RB Yards 4 Beanie Wells 13...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Poignant 49ers story

    Mike Sando

    Conventional wisdom says the San Francisco 49ers need to score touchdowns, not field goals, to defeat the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoffs Saturday. But if the 49ers play the game their way, on their terms, they'll win with David Aker...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  4. Bears, Soldier Field rough on Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Michael Robinson watched two Seattle Seahawks teammates leave Soldier Field on stretcher boards before emerging from a pileup with damaged ribs. The veteran fullback winced while dressing at his locker following the Seattle Seahawks' 35...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  5. Carroll: Trufant, Carlson held as precaution

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- The Seattle Seahawks expect Marcus Trufant and John Carlson to remain hospitalized in Chicago overnight after suffering concussions Sunday, coach Pete Carroll said following his team's 35-24 defeat at Soldier Field. Both players were ex...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  6. Rapid Reaction: Bears 35, Seahawks 24

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 35-24 defeat to the Chicago Bears in the NFC divisional playoffs Sunday at Soldier Field: What it means: The Seahawks maxed out against New Orleans in the wild-card round. They played down to outside ex...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  7. Seeking updates on Trufant, Carlson

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Gathering injury updates for Seattle's John Carlson and Marcus Trufant will be the top priority when I head to the locker room following the Seahawks' divisional-round game. The team has said both suffered head injuries. Medical pers...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  8. Seahawks' John Carlson will not return

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- John Carlson suffered a head injury that will prevent him from returning to the Seattle Seahawks' game against Chicago, the team announced. Carlson leaped to avoid a defender while making a 14-yard reception in the first quarter. Safety...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  9. Quick sleeve count as temperature hits 22

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- The Seattle Seahawks are gathering on the field near their sideline for some pregame mosh-pit action before their stretching session. I've done a quick sleeve count to see which players have given in to the cold. Eight Seattle player...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  10. Inactives: Bears, Seahawks healthy

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- The Seattle Seahawks offered no surprises on their list of inactive players Sunday. They are relatively healthy. Lofa Tatupu starts at middle linebacker one week after suffering a concussion. Coach Pete Carroll said all week he expec...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  11. Feeling the chill from Soldier Field

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- The walk from my parking spot to Soldier Field took me past iced-over harbor waters and Bears fans warming themselves over BBQ fires. The temperature was about 16 degrees. Once inside the stadium, I saw workers removing blue plastic ...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  12. NFC title game at Seattle or Chicago

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- The Seattle Seahawks will spend next weekend at home. Whether they have a game to play hinges on whether they upset the Chicago Bears in their NFC divisional-round game Sunday at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers' 48-21 victory ov...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  13. The feel from Ditka's in Chicago

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Bears fans at Mike Ditka's downtown Chicago steakhouse cheered with every Green Bay Packers touchdown Saturday night. They knew a Packers victory over the Atlanta Falcons would allow the Bears to play the NFC title game at home. "NFC...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  14. Shooting the breeze with Matt Hasselbeck

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Matt Hasselbeck was at his best for the Seattle Seahawks against New Orleans in the wild-card round Saturday. The quarterback might have been better during his weekly media session Thursday. Loose and reflective, Hasselbeck con...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  15. Carroll, Hasselbeck and quarterback future

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- Matt Hasselbeck's expiring contract, injury troubles and inconsistent production have fueled questions about his future with the Seattle Seahawks. Those questions have not gone away after coach Pete Carroll said the only thing he ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  16. Silver linings: Seahawks at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Seattle Seahawks finished their season with a 12-6 record, including 1-1 in postseason, thanks to a 30-28 defeat at Atlanta in the divisional round. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Tight ...

    Blog | January 15, 2013