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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Behind decisions by Harbaugh, Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    One of the items posted Monday morning offered thoughts on Jim Harbaugh declining a 15-yard penalty after his San Francisco 49ers kicked a 55-yard field goal for a 24-14 lead against Dallas. Statistical analysis suggested the decision barely affec...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's decision

    Mike Sando

    Jim Harbaugh's decision to decline a 15-yard penalty and instead take David Akers' 55-yard field goal for a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter has stirred debate among San Francisco 49ers fans. Was Harbaugh making the right percentage play? Or sh...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  15. Jed York and the 49ers' impulsiveness

    Mike Sando

    There's no harm when a fan says he wants the head coach fired or the quarterback traded following a stupefying defeat -- or even after a particularly horrendous play. Fans react. When Joe Nedney's field goal sailed through on the San Francisco ...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  16. Video: Thoughts on key Rams-49ers play

    Mike Sando

    Former NFL officiating director Mike Pereira took issue with the pass-interference penalty that put the San Francisco 49ers in position for the winning field goal against the St. Louis Rams in Week 10. Pereira thought the pass should have been rul...

    Blog | November 17, 2010