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  1. QBs in the clutch: Skelton and the West

    Mike Sando

    John Skelton was the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback of record for five game-winning drives in fourth quarters and OT last season. Kevin Kolb was the team's QB of record for one of them. That difference largely explains why Skelton is getting a ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. Ice try: Sizing up kickers in the clutch

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando OT Kicks Since 2001 FGM FGA Pct. Average Distance Iced 18 31 58.1 41.9 Not Iced 32 44 72.7 43.8 Totals 50 75 66.7 43.0 ...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  3. Video: Montana's thoughts on Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    One play changed Joe Montana's perception regarding Alex Smith. Montana discussed that play, one in which Smith trusted his intended receiver in a clutch situation, while in studio with Jerry Rice and ESPN's Trey Wingo on NFL Live OT. The play ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  4. 49ers buy flexibility with Manningham

    Mike Sando

    Mario Manningham scored go-ahead touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10 and again in the NFC Championship Game. If those plays did not get the 49ers' attention, Manningham's clutch 38-yard reception to sustain the winning touchdown ...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  5. NFC West can attest to Cruz in clutch

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Back in Week 5, the New York Giants trailed the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter when Victor Cruz reached out with one hand to snag a deflected pass for a 68-yard touchdown. The go-ahead scoring play came under circumstances ...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  6. Reading the coverage on Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith changed perceptions with clutch plays during the San Francisco 49ers' 36-32 victory over New Orleans. The 49ers put more trust in him, Ashley Fox explained, offering insights from the detailed video work Ron Jaworski and Greg Cosell con...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  7. QBR ranks: 49ers' Alex Smith wins ugly

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers did not need their best offensive performance, or anything approximating it, to defeat the Detroit Lions in Week 6. They needed strong defense and special teams, plus a clutch scoring pass from Alex Smith to Delanie Walker,...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  8. QBR ranks: Kevin Kolb over Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    I've expanded the weekly look at QBR to include stats for quarterbacks opposing NFC West teams. That seemed particularly appropriate following Tony Romo's clutch performance for Dallas against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Romo led the NFL in...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  9. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Mark Sanchez has emerged as Mr. Clutch for the 8-2 New York Jets in recent weeks. His team is 5-0 on the road and 3-0 in the AFC East, with Sanchez making the difference at key moments during the team's current three-game winning strea...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  10. Rackers retrospective: Kicking in clutch

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals didn't really need Neil Rackers to make clutch field goals over the past two regular seasons. After a brilliant 2005 season, however, Rackers did miss several important kicks. And his 34-yard miss against Green Bay in the most recent...

    Blog | April 02, 2010