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  1. MVP: Manning, Rodgers and ... Kaepernick?

    Mike Sando

    2013 NFL MVP Odds Rank Candidate Odds 1 Peyton Manning 5-1 2 Aaron Rodgers 13-2 3 Colin Kaepernick 10-1 3 Drew Brees 10-1 5 Adrian Peterson 12-1 5 Tom Brady 12-1 7 Matt R...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. Assorted notes: Revis, Kolb, Smith, Flynn

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts from around the NFC West before boarding a plane to Boston for a conference: Revis watch: ESPN's Chris Mortensen cites a source saying the San Francisco 49ers are not inclined to acquire New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis at t...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  3. NFL big plays: Who and what makes them

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams spent Sunday watching running backs and wide receivers work out at the NFL scouting combine. As always, teams are looking for players with big-play ability. But what is a big play? In my experience, NFL teams tend to see them as runs ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  4. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Seeking historic start: The San Francisco 49ers have gone 2-0 in Colin Kaepernick's first two starts at quarterback. A victory against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday would make Kaepernick the first 49ers quar...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  5. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: Running back Beanie Wells is back on the 53-man rosters after recovering from a toe injury. He's expected to play against St. Louis in Week 12. Wells, who had 228 yards rushing against the Rams in Week 12 last season, returns just ...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Beast Mode versus All Day: Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson will not be facing each other directly, of course. They will be in the same stadium on the same day, however, which is a tr...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Around the NFC West: Jackson's legacy

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams trailed the San Francisco 49ers 28-0 when their fill-in quarterback, Kyle Boller, fumbled an attempted handoff to receiver Danny Amendola. Ray McDonald, the 49ers' defensive end, returned the loose ball for a touchdown. It wa...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  9. Four fantasy nuggets, from Fitz to Lynch

    Mike Sando

    Four quick notes, one per NFC West team, from KC Joyner's newly published 2012 fantasy guide: St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson can still make the most of good blocking. Jackson averaged 8.7 yards per carry, second only to Reggie Bush, when the Rams...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Bring the smack talk

    Mike Sando

    Vernon Davis was honest during his nationally televised interview Sunday. He wanted the New York Giants to beat the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, the only scenario producing another home game for his San Francisco 49ers. I wondered ho...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: 49ers' huge stakes

    Mike Sando

    Week 16 brought great clarity to the NFL playoff situation in the NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are out. The San Francisco 49ers are strong favorites to emerge as the second seed in the NFC. They can no longer challenge for ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  13. Rams, 49ers and why they're so different

    Mike Sando

    The preseason NFC West favorite St. Louis Rams take a 2-9 record into Candlestick Park on Sunday. They will not take their starting offensive tackles or their leading receiver from 2010, and to hear coach Steve Spagnuolo tell it, injuries help exp...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  14. Chat wrap: Resetting 2011 expectations

    Mike Sando

    The midseason standings force teams to set new goals. The San Francisco 49ers can think about playoff positioning. The Seattle Seahawks can focus on continuing to improve their ground game. The St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals can try to get thei...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  15. Sando's best guesses: Week 6 predictions

    Mike Sando

    It was a rough week in the predictions department for the guy who overrated Arizona and underrated Seattle in Week 5 games. Live and learn. My record fell to 13-4 on NFC West predictions for the season. We've got only two games on the schedule ...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  16. Holding Rams' offense to 49ers' standard

    Mike Sando

    Those shocked by the St. Louis Rams' slow start on offense should have adjusted their expectations downward as the team adjusted to a new system coming out of the lockout. That was the word Thursday from Rams running back Steven Jackson, who point...

    Blog | October 13, 2011