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  1. Handicapping the NFC East division, plus Week 5 takeaways - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando handicaps the race to win the NFC East and runs through the rest of his Week 5 takeaways, including why Tom Brady isn't going anywhere and why the Niners' decision to replace Alex Smith at quarterback won't hurt them going forward.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  2. Detroit Lions' fast start could be for real this time - NFL

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions' fast start may be for real this time, says Mike Sando. Here's why they have a chance to contend for the wide-open NFC North title, plus the rest of Sando's 10 takeaways from Week 4 of the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  3. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. The Carolina Panthers' quick draft fix

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers opened the 2013 season by holding Seattle to 12 points, still the Seahawks' second-lowest output in 27 games with Russell Wilson at quarterback. The Panthers allowed nine points to their most recent opponent, San Francisco, and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  5. NFL's most important returning players

    Mike Sando

    By rule, NFL players have been practicing less frequently and less physically the past couple of years. They're also suffering injuries more often. It's an issue the league will have to address if the carnage continues. Not all the injury news is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  6. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  7. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  8. For unbeatens, surveying the road to 16-0

    Mike Sando

    The Denver Broncos are averaging 44.8 points per game during their 4-0 start. Their quarterback, Peyton Manning, has 16 touchdown passes without an interception. No team in the Broncos' 54-year history had exceeded 50 points in a game before Sunday, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. Josh Freeman's future in Tampa Bay

    Mike Sando

    Sometimes a leadership change produces sudden, extreme results carrying maximum shock value. The Cleveland Browns' decision to trade highly drafted running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts comes to mind. New general manager Mike Lombar...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  10. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  11. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  12. NFL econ: How QB resources are allocated

    Mike Sando

    2013 Salary Cap Charges for QBs Rank Team QB Cap 1 Detroit Lions $24.6M 2 New York Giants $22.1M 3 Denver Broncos $20.8M 4 Dallas Cowboys $19.6M 5 San Diego Chargers $18.9M 6 New Y...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  13. Ravens await 49ers' ascending WR Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree voiced frustration over the opportunities available to him during an overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Crabtree had finished that game with a singl...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  14. Final Word: 49ers at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday between the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome: Quarterback equalizers: The 49ers went 5-2 this season when facing top-10 quarterbacks by regular-sea...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  15. 49ers' quarterbacks in victory and defeat

    Mike Sando

    2012 Starting QBs: 49ers Victories QB Kaepernick Smith Starts 4 6 Action plays 134 199 Dropbacks 108 167 Comp. 64 102 Att. 96 144 Pct. 66.7 70.8 Yards 880 1,255 Y...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  16. Whether red-hot Alex Smith was slumping

    Mike Sando

    For the San Francisco 49ers, promoting Colin Kaepernick required demoting Alex Smith. Coach Jim Harbaugh, in explaining the move to Smith, could have used the old relationship breakup line: "It's not you. It's me." 2012 Alex Smith Stats ...

    Blog | November 29, 2012