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  1. 49ers present Rams with different challenge

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' defense could not stop the Green Bay Packers or New England Patriots from flourishing on third down. Those teams converted 16 of 27 chances in recent victories over St. Louis. Early downs could present the biggest challenge ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  2. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Week 8 preview

    Mike Sando

    The week flew past without me getting a chance to share the weekly NFC West conversation on 710ESPN Seattle. Thanks to @seahawkfan86 for the reminder. Dave Wyman, Bob Stelton, Dave Grosby and I covered subjects ranging from the MVP race to Stev...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  3. 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
  4. On the futility of predicting NFL win totals

    Mike Sando

    Paul from San Francisco was among those raising a natural question after reading about Football Outsiders' pessimistic projection for the 49ers in 2012. "I'm not trying to criticize, but I do think that you, as someone reporting on Football Outsid...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. Madden 13: Cam Newton over Patrick Willis

    Mike Sando

    There will be no alleged "Madden 13" cover jinx for the NFC West. Patrick Willis, the final representative from the division, fell to Cam Newton by a 53-47 percentage margin in the semifinals. The fact that Calvin Johnson obliterated Aaron Rodg...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  6. 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
  7. 'Madden 13:' Fitzgerald out, Willis faces test

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has gone about as far as it's likely to go in "Madden 13" cover balloting. The San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis has knocked off Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew and Victor Cruz to reach the semifinals, where Cam Newton stands in his ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Lessons from Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte

    Mike Sando

    An irate Matt Forte lashed out at the Chicago Bears after the team signed Michael Bush to a four-year contract Thursday. Forte has reason to be mad -- at the Bears, perhaps, but mostly at his predicament. "There's only so many times a man that ...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Passing league? NFC West runs strong

    Mike Sando

    Four of the 13 players with at least 1,000 yards rushing this season call the NFC West home. All four run with power. Two in particular -- Arizona's Beanie Wells and Seattle's Marshawn Lynch -- have racked up yardage after contact. Both rank am...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: Surging Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks lost their leading receiver from 2010 to a serious injury Sunday without dramatically affecting their ability to win. The broken ankle Mike Williams suffered during a 38-14 victory over the Chicago Bears would have been devast...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    It seems excessive to have three New England Patriots on the MVP Watch. Could be that dreaded East Coast bias, except the MVP Watch guy (yours truly) is a West Coast lifer and the NFC West delegate to the ESPN blog network. Tom Brady certainly ...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  16. Opponent injuries help Seahawks' cause

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' last two games have cost them two of their best offensive players. Receiver Sidney Rice and left tackle Russell Okung are finished for the season. Injuries are part of the game, of course, and Seattle's next two opponents ...

    Blog | December 05, 2011