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  1. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  2. Tom Brady's 'deep' issues

    Mike Sando

    Tom Brady's winning touchdown pass to undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins gave the New England Patriots something to celebrate in Week 6. Not only had the quarterback connected with one of his new targets, but the Patriots had also improved their rec...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Anthony Davis, Earl Thomas in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Using an early draft choice for an unusually young player can carry risks. 2010-12 Starts Before Turning 24 Rk. Player Tm. Starts 1 Anthony Davis SF 48 1 Earl Thomas SEA 48 1 Jason Pierre-Paul NYG...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Levi's Stadium: Name sounds enduring

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have set out to build the most technologically advanced stadium in history. We might consider it a small upset, then, that they have secured a naming-rights sponsor known for producing blue jeans pretty much the same way since...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  6. Big questions about need for a big receiver

    Mike Sando

    Steve from Palisades Park, N.J., used the most recent NFC West chat to say the San Francisco 49ers should add to their receiving corps "a big guy who can go up and get jump balls" -- perhaps someone such as Ramses Barden. "The 49ers have Vernon Da...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  7. Perspective, expectations for Vernon Davis

    Mike Sando

    Two of the first 10 players selected in the 2006 NFL draft are scheduled to start in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Both are starters for the San Francisco 49ers. Both were arguably selected higher than their positions warranted in terms of value. ...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. 49ers, Seahawks clean up in All-Pro voting

    Mike Sando

    The Associated Press and Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America have announced their all-NFL first teams for the 2012 season. I've compiled the results here and compared them against our all-division team. As expected, Se...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  9. Searching for ways to slow Tom Brady

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' defense matching up against the New England Patriots' offense in Week 15: 2012 Tom Brady Passing Pass-rushers 0-4 5+ Action plays 396 154 TD-INT 11-4 18-0 Sack rate...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  10. A look at Rams' (really) deep passing game

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas' piece on Sam Bradford's improvement in the deep passing game matches up with charting from ESPN Stats & Information. 2012 Passes Traveling 36+ Yards Downfield Unit STL O BUF D Comp. 6 1 Att. 16 9...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. Fitzgerald's sagging numbers need a boost

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald's franchise-record streak with at least one reception lives at 127 games. It lives following a one-catch, 4-yard game against New England in Week 2 and a one-catch, 11-yard game against Atlanta last week. It lives, but it's not...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  12. Vernon Davis' receiving stats due to spike?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have allowed the 10th-most yards to opposing tight ends through Week 9 this season. No big deal, right? Well, it is if you're @timstantonx and you're wondering whether this is the week Vernon Davis gets back on track as a rec...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  13. West legends await Fitz in 10,000-yard club

    Mike Sando

    Just a quick note here on a fairly significant milestone within the division. Larry Fitzgerald stands 48 yards short of 10,000 for his career heading into the Arizona Cardinals' game against Buffalo on Sunday. He has averaged 67.4 yards per game t...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  14. 2012 Grid Challenge: Son rises in the West

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good morning from Candlestick Park, where parking lot attendants have been on duty since 4 a.m. local time, bracing for a busy weekend in the Bay Area. With so much going on, I wasn't going to sit around and wait for traffic to cu...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Welcoming real refs

    Mike Sando

    Labor peace on the officiating front means NFL teams can go back to despising the regular officials. How sweet. Some fans have asked which referees will be working the various NFC West games in Week 4. I don't know the answers yet. Teams genera...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Doubling up at TE

    Mike Sando

    This was looking like a year for NFC West teams to feature dynamic tight ends. It didn't happen so much in Week 1. Seattle released veteran Kellen Winslow on the reduction to the 53-man roster limit. Arizona found only six offensive snaps for R...

    Blog | September 13, 2012