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  1. With Brockers, Rams fortify against division

    Mike Sando

    The NFL trend toward a state of (pass) happiness has not swept over the NFC West. Go ahead and blame the quarterbacks, but realize, too, that the St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have sought run-oriented identities through ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  2. Madden 13: Willis, Lynch, Fitz represent

    Mike Sando

    Any knowledgeable NFC West fan knows what happens when Matt Forte runs across Patrick Willis. On the field, Willis helped hold Forte to 2.05 yards per carry as Willis' San Francisco 49ers defeated Forte's Chicago Bears 10-6. We'll conveniently ove...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. Seahawks' Lynch following FB to Pro Bowl?

    Mike Sando

    Imagine how many yards Marshawn Lynch might gain if the Seattle Seahawks had a Pro Bowl fullback. OK, now. Stop imagining. The NFL has named Seattle's Michael Robinson to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Green Bay fullback John Kuhn. R...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 49ers add to haul with most All-Pro players

    Mike Sando

    This was indeed a special season for the San Francisco 49ers and, by extension, the NFC West overall. The Associated Press All-Pro Team, announced Friday, includes five 49ers, a league high for any team. Arizona's Patrick Peterson made the team as...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  6. Chat wrap: Willis to return vs. Seahawks?

    Mike Sando

    Two memorable plays from the San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis came at the Seattle Seahawks' expense. One was an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown during an overtime victory at the former Qwest Field in 2008. Another was the rib-breaking ...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Following up: About that 'pretender' label

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are an overtime defeat away from being 8-0 for the season. They are 4-0 on the road, own three fourth-quarter comeback victories and lead the NFC West by five games with eight to play. They are also quite likely playoff pre...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  10. Tough sledding: Eight not enough for Gore

    Mike Sando

    Not that Frank Gore's candidacy for MVP needs defending, but just in case: The San Francisco 49ers' running back has gained 28.6 percent of his rushing yards against eight or more defenders in the box. That's the highest percentage among all playe...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  11. 2011 49ers Week 4: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the San Francisco 49ers defeat the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 4: The offensive line firing off the ball. The 49ers' previously struggling line was off the ball and across the line of scrimmage in ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  12. Gore, McCoy and intriguing matchups

    Mike Sando

    Two interesting notes from ESPN Stats & Information regarding the San Francisco 49ers' game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4: Frank Gore's rushing average up the middle has declined from 5.2 yards per carry in 2009 to 3.7 last season to ...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  13. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: 49ers vs. Vick

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 3: Leader: Billy Shears, for a second week in a row, this time with 486 points. He's gotten 42 points from Rob Gronkowski over the past two weeks. Basically, teams with Gronkowski are lightin...

    Blog | September 29, 2011