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  1. Halftime thoughts as 49ers lead Saints

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- A few thoughts after watching the San Francisco 49ers take a 17-14 halftime lead against the New Orleans Saints in their divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park: The stands are as red as I can recall seeing them. The atmosph...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  2. Chat wrap: 49ers not only team in division

    Mike Sando

    NFC West life does exist outside the divisional playoff round. Our latest chat provided a platform to look beyond the San Francisco 49ers' matchup with the New Orleans Saints. Kyle from New Jersey asks which coaching candidate could turn around the ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  3. Was 49ers' Roman right about Saints' D?

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Greg Roman, the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator, naturally wasn't going to disrespect an opponent heading into a playoff game. Sure, the New Orleans Saints' opponents have averaged 5.0 yards per rushing attempt th...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Bring on the Saints

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to the blog for the only NFL division with a second-round playoff representative every season since realignment in 2002. We are under no illusions here. The NFC West has not always produced formidable teams top to bottom. Three other divis...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  5. Loading up to stop the 49ers' Frank Gore

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore had played 92 games for the San Francisco 49ers and finished with positive rushing yardage in every one of them. Gore's 93rd game featured six carries for zero yards and a question: What happened? NFL Rushing Leaders vs. 8+ Box C...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  6. Survival mode: Saints hammer Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    So much for emphasizing player safety. Alex Smith, making his first exhibition start under a labor agreement featuring added protections for players, took a brutal pounding Friday night. The New Orleans Saints hit him hard on each of the 49ers'...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  7. NFC West Penalty Watch: Saints edition

    Mike Sando

    I've spun off the usual NFC West penalty file for a look at the New Orleans Saints' 2010 leaders heading into the Seattle Seahawks' wild-card game Saturday. Only six NFL teams have committed fewer penalties for false starts than the Saints, but le...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Rams play to script

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Rams' game at New Orleans played out as expected during a 31-13 defeat in the Superdome. Miklasz: "The Rams (6-7) completed a three-game road stretch Sunday and went 2-1 in their travels. I'd ima...

    Blog | December 13, 2010