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  1. MNF preview: 49ers catching a QB break?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers won't have to face Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on "Monday Night Football" in Week 11. They'll draw backup Jason Campbell instead. This would seem to increase the 49ers' chances for victory, but based on what? Cu...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  2. Interception rates since 49ers' streak began

    Mike Sando

    NFL quarterbacks play in different systems with different coaches under different circumstances. Some are going to suffer additional turnovers for reasons beyond their control. Alex Smith would know this better than most quarterbacks after chan...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 2: Cards' defense to the test: Arizona's defense is coming off a dominant performance against Seattle. The Patriots present a different challenge at quarterback and with their personnel packages featuring two t...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Little precedent for Seahawks' Wilson

    Mike Sando

    Five rookies are scheduled to start at quarterback in Week 1 this season. The NFL has previously had no more than two rookie starters at QB on opening day since the 1970 merger, ESPN Stats & Information notes. Seattle's Russell Wilson isn't...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  6. Mailbag: All eyes on Peyton Manning

    Mike Sando

    Filippo from Windsor, Canada, thinks Alex Smith, not Kyle Williams, was the 49ers' biggest problem in the NFC Championship Game. He wondered whether the team could trade for Peyton Manning this offseason. Mike Sando: There will almost certainly be...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. No place like home for 49ers' Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' fourth-quarter comeback victories at Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Detroit and Seattle obscured an important part of quarterback Alex Smith's game this season. He was actually much better at home. 2011 QBR Differentials, Hom...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  8. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Crabtree's value

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge heading into Week 14: Leader: msclemons67, again, after getting 24 point from Rob Gronkowski, 23 from the San Francisco defense and 19 from 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. msclemons67 had to adjust at qua...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  9. Reading between lines on NFL fines

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on fine-related revelations from Friday: Gore's chop unpunished: Coach Jim Harbaugh was right when he used the word "unlucky" to describe the chop-block penalty against Frank Gore during the San Francisco 49ers' 16-6 defeat at Balt...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  10. 2011 Seahawks Week 12: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the Seattle Seahawks' most recent game, a 23-17 home defeat to the Washington Redskins: About those young safeties. The Redskins enjoyed early success against Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor when Rex Grossman f...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  11. Bringing pressure? Some QBs simply shrug

    Mike Sando

    The best NFL quarterbacks are good against standard and added pressure alike. Aaron Rodgers comes to mind. The Green Bay Packers' quarterback leads the NFL in Total QBR when opponents send four or fewer pass-rushers, and also when they send five o...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  12. QBR ranks: Should Seahawks try Portis?

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has gamely battled through a torn pectoral muscle suffered during an Oct. 9 victory over the New York Giants. Taking a closer look at Jackson's performance during a 23-17 defeat to Washington in Week 1...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  13. Carroll's players the ones going 'hormonal'

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Long-term plans are a tough sell for sports fans shelling out thousands to buy tickets right now. The Seattle Seahawks, owners of the NFL's third-youngest roster entering Week 12, have sought to tide over their faithful with a hard-hitt...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  14. Perspective on Skelton, Kolb and options

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' 2-0 record this season and 4-2 overall mark with John Skelton starting at quarterback has stirred debate over how the team should proceed once Kevin Kolb is healthy. Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced no decision Monday. There w...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  15. 2011 Cardinals Week 9: Five observations

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed while watching the Arizona Cardinals during their 19-13 overtime victory against the St. Louis Rams in Week 9: Still no Fitzgerald on third down. The Cardinals targeted Larry Fitzgerald for passes 12 times in 35 attempts. Th...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  16. Alex Cool? Smith leads NFL in comebacks

    Mike Sando

    Grading Alex Smith's play during the San Francisco 49ers' 6-1 start has become one of the more fascinating pursuits of this 2011 NFC West season. Smith, long a divisive subject among 49ers fans, remains one even during the team's best start since ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011