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  1. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Pressure situation. The San Francisco 49ers must pressure Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, of course. They'll be counting on second-year linebacker Aldon Smith to pick up where he left off last s...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Was 49ers' Roman right about Saints' D?

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Greg Roman, the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator, naturally wasn't going to disrespect an opponent heading into a playoff game. Sure, the New Orleans Saints' opponents have averaged 5.0 yards per rushing attempt th...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  6. Sando's best guesses: Week 15 predictions

    Mike Sando

    Significant quarterback considerations affect every game involving NFC West teams in Week 15. That makes the picks tougher than usual. Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET. The Bears should win home games in December against West Coast te...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  7. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh should be a relatively easy choice for NFL coach of the year unless the Green Bay Packers go undefeated. Trent Baalke, the 49ers' general manager, and Jed York, their team president, could qualify for consider...

    Blog | November 23, 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. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers deserves his own special MVP Watch category as the prohibitive favorite for the annual NFL award. The rest of the field shouldn't even inhabit the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence. Out of respect for Rodgers, I'll stall...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 49ers' J. Smith and heirs to Manning streak

    Mike Sando

    With Peyton Manning's regular-season starting streak in question, I revisited the list of active leaders to see which NFC West players might be gaining. There is one. The San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith, the NFL's active ironman among defensi...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  13. Gridiron Challenge: Week 6 fantasy ideas

    Mike Sando

    Congrats to Cullen_Powers_Dominates for putting together the highest-scoring Week 5 team from among more than 3,500 entrants in the ESPN.com Blog Network Gridiron Challenge. Starting Matt Forte (30 points), Ray Rice (27), Malcolm Floyd (27) and th...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  14. Gridiron Challenge: Striving for mediocrity

    Mike Sando

    Streetballbandit had the foresight to start the Chicago Bears' Matt Forte in Week 1 of the ESPN Blog Network Gridiron Challenge. Nice call. I went with Adrian Peterson, but that wasn't my least fortuitous decision. It was going to be a bad week...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  15. NFL reassigns referee Singletary berated

    Mike Sando

    Referee Bill Leavy's surprise admission stands as the most notable officiating-related development in the NFC West this offseason. A smaller one slipped through unnoticed -- almost, anyway. Don Carey, the rookie referee San Francisco 49ers coac...

    Blog | August 23, 2010