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  1. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears have owned one of the NFL's best records, backed by a dominant defense. They haven't had an obvious MVP candidate. How about Charles Tillman? The 10th-year cornerback earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time last season. He b...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  2. Around the NFC West: 49ers' line revels

    Mike Sando

    Head coaches Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh handled pregame and postgame handshakes without incident Sunday. Some players weren't so diplomatic after Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers defeated Schwartz's Detroit Lions by a 27-19 score at Candlestick P...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  3. 49ers can be best without playing their best

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Coach Jim Harbaugh sought to inspire greatness in his San Francisco 49ers by telling them about Muhammad Ali. By the time San Francisco hammered out a 27-19 unanimous decision over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, Harbaugh's qua...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 27, Lions 19

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park on Sunday night: What it means: The 49ers are 2-0 and own victories over potential rivals in the NFC playoff seeding race. They are the ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  5. Top five Monday night games for 2012

    Mike Sando

    One man's opinion on the top five Monday night games for 2012: 1. Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions, Week 16. Call this one the Karma Bowl. The Falcons took offense when Ndamukong Suh allegedly celebrated Matt Ryan's ankle injury during an October ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Loading up to stop the 49ers' Frank Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore had played 92 games for the San Francisco 49ers and finished with positive rushing yardage in every one of them. Gore's 93rd game featured six carries for zero yards and a question: What happened? NFL Rushing Leaders vs. 8+ Box C...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  7. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers outrank Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings entering Week 9. Yeah, we saw that coming back in Week 1. The 49ers were 26th then. The Patriots were first. Not now. San Fran...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  8. 2011 49ers Week 6: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers defeat the Detroit Lions, 25-19, in their most recent game: Which one is Suh again? Corey Williams, not Ndamukong Suh, was the Detroit defensive tackle posing the most problems. That wa...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 2011 Week 6: NFC West game changers

    Mike Sando

    The odds were stacked against the San Francisco 49ers on fourth-and-goal from the Detroit Lions' 6-yard line Sunday. They trailed, 19-15, with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. Teams facing similar game circumstances over the years had won ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  11. It's feeling like a special season for 49ers

    Mike Sando

    DETROIT -- Nine words from San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said it all Sunday. "I feel like something special is really brewing here," he said. There can be no sane rebuttal after the 49ers moved to 5-1 for the first time since 1998 with...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 25, Lions 19

    Mike Sando

    DETROIT -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 25-19 victory over the previously unbeaten Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Week 6: What it means: The 49ers can beat a good team on the road without their best stuff. This makes them a legitimate cont...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  13. Suh: 49ers' conservative attack helps Lions

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions have scored 58 points despite controlling the ball less than 45 of 120 minutes over their past two games. Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers would have to like their chances against the Lions on Sunday if they can hold poss...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  14. 49ers' Smith 'nothing great, but consistent'

    Mike Sando

    Jason O. Watson/US Presswire San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was an efficient 20-31 for 230 yards and a touchdown Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO -- The end zone was within striking distance as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith scrambled to his...

    Blog | December 27, 2009
  15. Dangerous Player: Steven Jackson, Rams RB

    Mike Sando

    » NFC: D. Jackson (PHI) | S. Jackson (STL) | P. Harvin (MIN) | D. Williams (CAR) » AFC: R. Brown (MIA) | D. Sproles (SD) | J. Cribbs (CLE) | C. Johnson (TEN) Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando A look at the players opposing teams hate to see with...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  16. Around the NFC West: Boldin issues deadline

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says Anquan Boldin's willingness to accept a long-term offer from the Cardinals is contingent on receiving an offer by Tuesday. That was the word from Boldin during an inter...

    Blog | February 21, 2009