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  1. Handicapping the NFC East division, plus Week 5 takeaways - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando handicaps the race to win the NFC East and runs through the rest of his Week 5 takeaways, including why Tom Brady isn't going anywhere and why the Niners' decision to replace Alex Smith at quarterback won't hurt them going forward.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  2. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  3. With Smith hurt, a look at 49ers' DL drafting

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have not drafted a true 3-4 defensive lineman since 2009. They've taken outside linebackers such as Aldon Smith. They've taken a college defensive end and turned him into a fullback (Bruce Miller). 2005-2012 49ers D...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  4. San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith hurts finger on throwing hand

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a sprained middle finger on his throwing hand while making his final pass attempt during a 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: So, the Jets quit?

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers hurt the New York Jets with a 51-yard fumble return for a touchdown Sunday. Rogers didn't stop there. Nope. He didn't quit. The Jets did, at least according to Rogers. "Yeah, you could see it happeni...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  6. Which teams can maximize trading down

    Mike Sando

    Trading down in the NFL draft to acquire additional picks sounds good in theory. Sometimes, it's tough finding a trading partner. Other times, sacrificing quality for quantity hurts a team's prospects. But in every case, making an effort to tra...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  7. Mailbag: Super Bowl play recalled 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Seattle thought Victor Cruz's first-quarter non-fumble in the Super Bowl, rendered irrelevant by a penalty for 12 men on the field, resembled the forward-progress call involving Ahmad Bradshaw that hurt San Francisco during the 49ers' game...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  8. The truth hurts: How injuries affected West

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have become the hunted in the NFC West. Having already take aim at their 2011 turnover differential, let us consider another reason for a potential 2012 regression from 13-3. "Repeating the 2011 relative lack of injuries...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  9. 49ers hurt, not slain, will rise to fight again

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Notes and observations from San Francisco 49ers headquarters one day after the season ended with a 20-17 overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game: That was Jim Harbaugh, not the 16th century priva...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  10. 49ers putting the hurt on opposing backs

    Mike Sando

    The hit San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner put on New Orleans' Pierre Thomas set a physical tone for one of the NFL's best defenses Saturday. It also knocked Thomas from the game with a concussion. Tough break? Yes, but not entirely unexp...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  11. 2011 49ers Week 11: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers during their 23-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11: Braylon Edwards playing hurt. The receiver underwent knee surgery earlier in the season, but it was the shoulder injury ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  12. 2011 Cardinals Week 10: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the Arizona Cardinals' most recent game, a 21-17 victory at Philadelphia: Adrian Wilson can hurt you within the rules. The hit Wilson put on Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin with about five minutes left in the f...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  13. 49ers' run defense hazardous to health

    Mike Sando

    Beware, opposing running backs. The San Francisco 49ers are coming to hurt you -- not with overly aggressive handshakes, either. Five Ring Circus gets credit/blame for this entry after setting off a discussion in the comments section of the Chat W...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  14. Short fields helped Bears, hurt others

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears have distributed a chart showing average drive starts for NFL teams during the 2010 regular season. The figures reflect strength in the return game, among other factors relating to all three phases of the game. The bottom line...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  15. LaBoy's injury hurts 49ers' pass rush

    Mike Sando

    Travis LaBoy's comeback from career-threatening foot problems stood as a positive story amid a frustrating season for the San Francisco 49ers. The foot held up well enough this season for LaBoy to record five sacks, but a knee injury suffered Thur...

    Blog | December 18, 2010
  16. Seahawks' Hasselbeck, 49ers' Staley hurt

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers will be without left tackle Joe Staley indefinitely after Staley suffered a fractured fibula in his left leg Sunday. Staley suffered two injuries to the leg, according to the 49ers. X-rays were negative fol...

    Blog | November 14, 2010