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  1. With Freeman out, is Ponder next?

    Mike Sando

    The Hail Mary might be football's most predictable play and also one of its least likely to succeed, but sometimes, it's all a team has left. Down by four points with four seconds remaining in Week 3, the Minnesota Vikings had no other real option...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: 'A cheap shot'

    Mike Sando

    The hits keep coming for San Francisco 49ers backup guard Joe Looney after his low block left Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams with an injured knee. We discussed the block Monday and I concluded that Looney did not violate playing...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  4. Another look at Joe Looney's low block

    Mike Sando

    You can bet coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers would have questions this morning if a Minnesota Vikings player had unnecessarily struck top defensive lineman Justin Smith in the knee Sunday night. For that reason, I'll be interested in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Three things revisited: Vikings-49ers

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers' third exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 34-14 home victory against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night: 1. Seneca's debut. Coach Jim Harbaugh had indicated that a...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  6. Three things: Vikings-49ers

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Sunday in the San Francisco 49ers' third exhibition of the 2013 season, set for 8 p.m. ET at home against the Minnesota Vikings: 1. Seneca's debut. Recently signed veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace is scheduled to make h...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  7. Football Today: Thoughts on 49ers' CBs

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: ESPN's Robert Flores and I collaborated Friday on the "Football Today" podcast regarding the San Francisco 49ers' injury situation. Former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith, now a college football analyst for ESPN, opened th...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  8. Key points on Antoine Winfield, Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts after Minnesota Vikings free-agent cornerback Antoine Winfield told ESPN's Josina Anderson he had reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks: The fit: Winfield projects as the replacement for Marcus Trufant as t...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  9. Percy Harvin trade had 49ers' attention, too

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks were not the only suitor Monday in trade talks for Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin. The NFC West-rival San Francisco 49ers were also involved, but the Seahawks were so much more aggressive that a bidding war never materia...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  10. Percy Harvin: NFC West possibilities

    Mike Sando

    Assessing potential NFC West landing spots for receiver Percy Harvin in case the Minnesota Vikings trade him amid a lingering contract dispute: Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals appear set at wide receiver with Larry Fitzgerald, 2012 first-round ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  11. Quick look at play-action passing games

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Seifert's recent item on the Minnesota Vikings' floundering play-action passing game invited a look into where NFC West passers stand in this department. Teams with strong ground games should, in theory, enjoy greater success with their play...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  12. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 4: 49ers' defense in focus: The San Francisco 49ers brought the NFL's best defense into the 2012 season. That was the widely accepted assumption, anyway. But after Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings sco...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  13. Silver linings: 49ers at Vikings

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The San Francisco 49ers fell to 2-1 with a 24-13 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Tight end Vernon Davis caught his fourth touchdown pass in t...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. Wrap-up: Vikings 24, 49ers 13

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts after the San Francisco 49ers' 24-13 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome in Week 3: What it means: The 49ers fell to 2-1 and opened the door for Arizona to take sole possession of first place in the NFC West if the Cardinals ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  15. Halftime thoughts as 49ers, Rams trail

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts after watching the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams fall behind at halftime of their Week 3 games: 49ers, down 17-3 at Minnesota: Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder accounts for much of the difference on the scoreboard. The...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  16. Which teams have youngest, oldest starters

    Mike Sando

    Pete Carroll's former boss with the Minnesota Vikings, Bud Grant, had a saying that has stuck with Carroll for nearly three decades. "For every young guy you start," Grant said, "you lose a game." 2012 NFL Rosters: Oldest Starters Ra...

    Blog | August 30, 2012