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  1. Sweet matchup between bitter West rivals

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith is completing 69.5 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and one interception when opponents come after him with five or more pass-rushers. That note, delivered from ESPN Stats & Information, stands as a positive indicator for the ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  2. Around the NFC West: A Cardinals rarity

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald dropped one pass in 150 targets last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. It's news, even in practice, when a football touches Fitzgerald's hands on its way to the ground. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic said ...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  3. A Rodgers-Smith note 49ers fans can enjoy

    Mike Sando

    One of our ESPN Stats & Information analysts, John McTigue, was recently researching Aaron Rodgers' record-setting season when another quarterback from the 2005 NFL draft class surfaced unexpectedly. Turns out the San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith, ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  4. How quarterbacks perform under 'duress'

    Mike Sando

    A few notes and observations regarding how NFC West quarterbacks have performed when under duress, defined by ESPN Stats & Information as situations when defensive pressure forced players to throw early, off-balance or when they were getting hit:...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  5. Frank Gore, Next Level Player of Week

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore gashed the Detroit Lions up the middle Sunday and averaged 8.3 yards per carry before contact thanks to a couple long runs. Those were among the reasons ESPN Stats & Information named him the Next Level Pl...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  6. Deep passes in focus heading into Week 2

    Mike Sando

    A few things I found interesting when sifting through ESPN Stats & Information breakdowns heading into Week 2: Tony Romo comes to Candlestick Park after attacking aggressively and successfully well downfield against the New York Jets. Shoring...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  7. 48 NFC West starters since Manning debut

    Mike Sando

    Cool note from ESPN Stats & Information: First-year San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is the last quarterback other than Peyton Manning to start a regular-season game for the Indianapolis Colts. That will change when Kerry Collins replace...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  8. The long and short of NFC West QBs

    Mike Sando

    Marty Callinan of ESPN Stats & Information has come through with context for the earlier item detailing Sam Bradford's production last season. The charts break down passing stats for Bradford and other NFC West quarterbacks based on whether t...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  9. NFC West Penalty Watch: Week 11

    Mike Sando

    A look at which players have been flagged most frequently while playing for NFC West teams through Week 11 this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information: 2010 NFC West Penalty Leaders: Weeks 1-11 Totals count declined penalties. Quarte...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  10. NFC West Penalty Watch: Up and down

    Mike Sando

    The weekly NFC West Penalty Watch is back with a twist. This time, I've gone through the ESPN Stats & Information file to identify players committing penalties at a significantly different rate from last season. I excluded players whose totals cha...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  11. NFC West QBs coming up short (not deep)

    Mike Sando

    Tre9er asked via Twitter for passing stats by how far the ball traveled downfield before reaching its intended target. Mike Sando: ESPN Stats & Information tracks this category for every game. Allison Loucks, Manager of Statistics, recently di...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  12. What's wrong with this QB list?

    Mike Sando

    Matt Ryan, Alex Smith, Drew Brees, Matt Schaub, Derek Anderson, Tom Brady ... What's wrong with this list? Nothing. Those six quarterbacks lead the NFL in red zone passing, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Sample sizes are a bit sm...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  13. Time for 49ers to sack Packers' Rodgers

    Mike Sando

    The 49ers' ability to pressure and sack Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers qualifies as a primary storyline heading into Week 11. Rodgers We discussed it here Wednesday. Since then, Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Information passed alo...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  14. Closing thoughts on 49ers' Smith, Gore

    Mike Sando

    Jason Paradise and Floyd Hanson of ESPN Stats & Information just passed along some telling stats from the 49ers' 10-6 victory over the Bears: Quarterback Alex Smith completed 15 of 19 passes for 98 yards and an 88.2 rating on passes that trav...

    Blog | November 13, 2009