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  1. A look at where Steven Jackson stands

    Mike Sando

    Most Yards Rushing/Receiving Since 2004 Rk. Player Touches Yds. 1 S.Jackson 2,802 13,459 2 L.Tomlinson 2,536 12,311 3 F.Gore 2,226 11,470 4 R.Wayne 827 11,159 5 L.Fitzgerald 780 ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  2. Mailbag: Respect factor for Wells, top RBs

    Mike Sando

    MoJo from Tucson, Ariz., asks a fairly open-ended question regarding the Arizona Cardinals' leading rusher. "How much respect did defenses show to Beanie Wells last season?" he asks. 2011 Early-down Rushes vs. Loaded Fronts Rank RB ...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  3. 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
  4. '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
  5. Madden 13: Fitzgerald, Willis unstoppable?

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis routinely cuts down running backs in the open field. Willis has likewise taken out two top backs in the "Madden 13" cover competition, joining fellow NFC West icon Larry Fitzgerald in the final eight d...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  6. Marshawn Lynch banked on strong finish

    Mike Sando

    The recently re-signed Marshawn Lynch improved his financial outlook dramatically with a strong finish to the 2011 regular season. Lynch led the NFL in rushing yardage over the final nine weeks. He was at his best even though the Seahawks kept los...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Breaking Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yardage enhanced Drew Brees' MVP credentials even if Aaron Rodgers remains the favorite on your imaginary ballot. The manner in which Brees broke the record shouldn't matter too much in the en...

    Blog | December 28, 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. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 7: Setting the tone with Beanie Wells: The violent stiff-arm Arizona's running back delivered against Minnesota demonstrated, again, what kind of runner Wells can be. The Cardinals should expect a strong effort...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  13. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Key matchup

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 4: Leader: mboles52, who overtook two-week leader Billy Shears. His lineup: Aaron Rodgers (47 points), Drew Brees (19), Adrian Peterson (8), Darren McFadden (11), Calvin Johnson (21), Andre J...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  14. Players give Jackson edge over Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore overtook Steven Jackson by a 54-46 percentage margin in the unscientific poll conducted here last week. NFL players disagreed. They ranked Gore 96th and Jackson somewhere between 31st and 40th among all NFL players heading into 2011, wi...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  15. Debate: Steven Jackson vs. Frank Gore

    Mike Sando

    Kyle from Rockford, Ill., doesn't see why ESPN.com voters would favor Steven Jackson over Frank Gore in the recent Power Rankings. Gore has a higher average per carry and more touchdowns. Also, the difference in games missed over the past three seaso...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  16. Frank Gore's NFL standing in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Alan from Long Beach, Calif., cannot understand why Frank Gore's stock seems to be dropping in various NFL rankings, including the ones ESPN.com has put together recently. Alan considers Gore more valuable to the 49ers than any back is to his team, b...

    Blog | June 01, 2011