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  1. 2013's biggest game-changers

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers needed 8 yards for a first down and roughly 20 to get comfortably into range for the go-ahead field goal try with a playoff berth on the line at Chicago on Sunday. What they got instead was one of the more memorable plays in tea...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. 'Off the roof and 70 yards into the pool'

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' Greg Zuerlein connected on all 13 field goal tries, including four from 50-plus yards, during his first five NFL games. He made 10 of 18 tries from that point forward, missing six of nine kicks from at least 50 yards. Some of t...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  3. Kicking picture with Hauschka re-signed

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks have announced Steven Hauschka's re-signing with the team. The veteran kicker could still face competition in training camp from a drafted rookie, rookie free agent or even from another veteran. 2008-2012 Field Goal Per...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. Sizing up options for 49ers at kicker

    Mike Sando

    Rookie kickers have made 86.7 percent of field goal attempts over the past five seasons. Veteran kickers have made 83 percent over the same period. That is something to keep in mind when wondering what veteran kicker the San Francisco 49ers might ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  5. Road to the Superdome: 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Dan Graziano asked for San Francisco 49ers strengths and weaknesses during our "Road to the Superdome" conversation Wednesday afternoon. I forgot to mention the field-goal kicking situation as a weakness. Justin Tucker vs. David A...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  6. Fake punt while up 30 not running it up?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks just executed a successful fake punt while holding a 47-17 lead over the Buffalo Bills with 9:20 remaining in the fourth quarter. The fake set up a field goal. Last week, the Seahawks tried a deep pass on fourth-and-23 whil...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  7. Searching far and wide (left) for a FG miss

    Mike Sando

    Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks watched the Miami Dolphins kick the winning 43-yard field goal against them as time expired. This past week, the Seahawks watched the Chicago Bears force overtime against them with a 46-yarder as the fourth-quar...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Rams' fakes for real

    Mike Sando

    The most painful moment for the 2011 St. Louis Rams, by far, came when the San Francisco 49ers beat them with a fake field goal for a touchdown in the Edward Jones Dome. It was not the play that cost coach Steve Spagnuolo his job, but it did punct...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: 49ers' special victory

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2011 San Francisco 49ers dominated field position through superior special teams. The team hadn't been as good in that area this season. Missed field-goal tries and leaky coverage units -- to say nothing of a recent spree of i...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  10. Special mention for an overlooked weapon

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' overtime victory against Miami in Week 4 was remarkable on several fronts. We discussed many of them after the game. Two special-teams aspects went relatively unexplored. One, field goal kicking has improved to the poi...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  11. Fake FG shows Rams have coaching edge

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' 2011 season hit bottom, I thought, when the San Francisco 49ers humiliated them with a fake field goal for a touchdown in the Edward Jones Dome. That Week 17 play drew attention to the coaching advantages San Francisco seemed t...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  12. Mailbag: Playoff performance for the ages

    Mike Sando

    Statistics alone could not measure Kellen Winslow's epic 166-yard receiving performance for the San Diego Chargers in January 1982. The effort, delivered during an overtime victory against Miami, included Winslow blocking a field-goal try as regul...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  13. 49ers' trick play against Rams still legal

    Mike Sando

    David Akers' memorable touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on a fake field goal proved critical to the San Francisco 49ers' 34-27 victory over St. Louis in Week 17. Crabtree moved toward the sideline following the preceding third-down play, giving ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  14. On 49ers' play calling against Giants

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kendall Hunter's 18-yard run moved the San Francisco 49ers into easy range for the tying fourth-quarter field goal Sunday. The running game seemed to be there for the 49ers during their 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  15. 49ers blew it, and that's the hardest part

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Surely it could not end this way for the San Francisco 49ers. A fumble during a punt return, in overtime? The New York Giants recovering the ball and kicking a gift 31-yard field goal to reach Super Bowl XLVI against New England? ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  16. Sensational coaching by Seely and 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers delivered a knockout blow against the St. Louis Rams in a manner reflecting their outstanding coaching this season. Leading 20-10, the 49ers snookered the Rams with a fake field goal for a touchdown. Michael Crabtree camped...

    Blog | January 01, 2012