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  1. QBR ranks: Serious halftime adjustments

    Mike Sando

    The outlook for NFC West quarterbacks was dim at halftime of their games in Week 14. San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick had completed 12 of 15 passes without making a dent in the Miami Dolphins' defense. The 49ers led 6-3 at home. Kaepernick had tak...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  2. Early signs point to Alex Smith starting

    Mike Sando

    Starting 16 consecutive games in one season can be tough enough for NFL quarterbacks. Stacking multiple 16-start seasons atop one another requires durability and, of course, the ability to hold the job on merit. Alex Smith Starts by Season ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  3. Every scoring defense ranks among top five

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams rank second through fifth in fewest points allowed through Week 6. That's a big change from this point last season, when only the San Francisco 49ers ranked among the top 18 in that category. The 49ers were second then, followed in ...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  4. QBR ranks: Russell Wilson stands tallest

    Mike Sando

    At least one NFC West game from Week 6 followed its expected course. The Seattle Seahawks indeed had problems against New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker. And the Patriots were indeed vulnerable on deep passes. 2012 Total QBR vs. Patriot...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  5. QB deception: Games within the games

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi have put together a detailed look at the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks game Sunday. Bruschi, who played his final NFL game for New England at Seattle in 2008, likes what he sees from Seahawks quarterback ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  6. Naming names: How QBs fared vs. West

    Mike Sando

    We follow up our cumulative look at NFC West defensive dominance versus quarterbacks with a breakdown by individual player. New England's Tom Brady, held to 18 points during a home defeat to Arizona, gets another shot at the NFC West when his team...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  7. QBR ranks: 49ers' Alex Smith leads NFL

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith has generally done what the San Francisco 49ers have asked him to do since last season. Some of the quarterback's most valuable contributions -- changing plays at the line of scrimmage, for instance -- have been tough to quantify. Co...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  8. 49ers' Aldon Smith chasing Reggie White

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Good note from the San Francisco 49ers this morning: Aldon Smith needs 1.5 sacks against Buffalo to break Reggie White's sack-era record for fewest games to reach 20 career sacks. White needed 22 games. Smith has 18.5 sacks in his...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Not sweating over 49ers' defensive issues

    Mike Sando

    Regular blog commenter 4949Centennial hit the NFC West mailbag after watching the San Francisco 49ers' defense struggle against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the team's third preseason game. "How concerned 49ers fans should be after Den...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  11. QBR ranks: On the 7-1 Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith sensed pressure, sprinted toward the left sideline and gathered himself as if to throw. The Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham hit Smith. The ball hit the ground. Quintin Mikell picked it up and ran 52 y...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: 49ers vs. Vick

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 3: Leader: Billy Shears, for a second week in a row, this time with 486 points. He's gotten 42 points from Rob Gronkowski over the past two weeks. Basically, teams with Gronkowski are lightin...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  14. 48 NFC West starters since Manning debut

    Mike Sando

    Cool note from ESPN Stats & Information: First-year San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is the last quarterback other than Peyton Manning to start a regular-season game for the Indianapolis Colts. That will change when Kerry Collins replace...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  15. How to identify NFL's best quarterbacks

    Mike Sando

    The late Don Smith never claimed his passer-rating formula was perfect. Quite the opposite, in fact. "Some people call it a quarterback rating system, but that really is not what it is," Smith told me during a 2002 interview. "It's simply a pas...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  16. Second-round quarterback considerations

    Mike Sando

    The first round of the 2011 NFL draft was notable in the NFC West for the players teams did not select -- quarterbacks available when Arizona and San Francisco selected. The second round presents a second chance for the Cardinals, 49ers and Seattl...

    Blog | April 29, 2011