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  1. Corners getting away with you know what?

    Mike Sando

    Penalties against Seattle Seahawks defensive backs are down significantly this season. San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hopes that changes. Harbaugh, displeased with the Seahawks' rough tactics against 49ers wide receivers, told reporters...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  2. NFL points of emphasis point to NFC West

    Mike Sando

    A confusing judgment call favoring the New York Giants enabled their comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. Was Giants receiver Victor Cruz really down when he lost the football late in the game? A fumble in that situation likely w...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  3. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Crushing bounty-related penalties levied against the New Orleans Saints forced a re-vote in ESPN.com's first NFL Power Rankings looking ahead to the 2012 season. We planned to run the rankings after Peyton Manning signed with Denver, figuring that...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  4. 49ers hurt, not slain, will rise to fight again

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Notes and observations from San Francisco 49ers headquarters one day after the season ended with a 20-17 overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game: That was Jim Harbaugh, not the 16th century priva...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  5. NFC West penalty watch: Giants-49ers ref

    Mike Sando

    NFL officiating crews have largely stayed in the background in the playoffs this season. ESPN's John Clayton, in putting together his weekend preview, thinks the New York Giants could be in line for more holding calls with Ed Hochuli assigned to t...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  6. On flagging Jeff Fisher for delay of game

    Mike Sando

    With the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins waiting out Jeff Fisher, I checked available penalty records to see if these teams should have expected the interview clock to run out. This was purely for sport. Inconveniently, Fisher's teams did not...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  7. NFC West Penalty Watch: Critical non-call

    Mike Sando

    New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin thought referee Tony Corrente and crew should have flagged San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis for holding in the final seconds of their game Sunday. 2009-present Defensive Holding (LBs) Rank ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  8. A few early notes from Candlestick Park

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Surveying the scene from Candlestick Park a few hours before the 7-1 San Francisco 49ers and 6-2 New York Giants face one another: Spectacular sunshine overhead. There's haze on the horizon, but nothing to indicate anything other...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: Referee's fumble?

    Mike Sando

    The ruling referee Jerome Boger made on the New York Giants' non-fumble interests me more in the short term than rehashing the Arizona Cardinals' third defeat in a row. Darren Urban of azcardinals.com provides a helpful link to a replay and says h...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  10. Seeking clarity on Victor Cruz non-fumble

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Referee Jerome Boger's ruling that New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz had declared himself down, and therefore had not fumbled, produced confusion Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals had not touched Cruz following his fourth-quarter...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  11. Will Cards jump at chance to visit Qwest?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks proudly list Qwest Field as the stadium where opposing offenses suffer false-start penalties most frequently. The chart, published each week as part of the Seahawks' in-season media release, breaks down the numbers since 2005....

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  12. Flag these guys down when there's a penalty on the play

    Mike Sando

    Who are the most penalized players in the NFL? With the help of ESPN researchers, Mike Sando starts naming names of the players who fill the laundry baskets -- and even some of those who don't.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007