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  1. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. The Niners' Kaepernick dilemma

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has a 21-8 record with four playoff victories and one Super Bowl appearance since becoming the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback during the 2012 season. Not everyone loves everything about his game, but it's tough finding qua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. Ranking Week 17's biggest games

    Mike Sando

    Week 17, also known as Super Bowl week in Dallas, is going to be a wild one not just in Texas, but across the NFL. At least 10 teams will fight for five playoff berths, four teams will claim division titles and, in a shocker, Seattle might not be one...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  4. How many victories QBs are really worth

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has learned in spectacular fashion just how much life can improve when a dynamic quarterback steps into the lineup. The Arizona Cardinals saw it several years ago when they suddenly reached the Super Bowl with a rejuvenated Kurt Warne...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  5. On Michael Crabtree's temporary vision loss

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree recently said he lost vision temporarily following a hard hit during the final moments of Super Bowl XLVII. Significant story? No big deal? Crabtree, who made the revelations to NFL Network, opened ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  6. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    An NFC West team other than the one recently appearing in the Super Bowl ranks No. 1 in ESPN's first NFL Power Rankings of the 2013 offseason. Call us suckers for the excitement of free agency and the trade market, but the Seattle Seahawks' recent...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  7. Harris' arrest a reminder of failed drafts past

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Recent first-round draft choices such as Michael Crabtree and Aldon Smith helped the San Francisco 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII. Failed first-round choices held back the team previously. One of them, 2003 first-rounder Kwame Harris,...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  8. Quick Take: 49ers vs. Ravens

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Super Bowl XLVII, in which the Baltimore Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3: 1. Family affair: The coaching Harbaughs, Jim and John, will of course be on opposite sidelines when Jim's San Francisco 49ers ...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 28, Falcons 24

    Mike Sando

    ATLANTA -- Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 28-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome: What it means: The 49ers are heading to a Super Bowl for the sixth time in franchise history. They will seek t...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  10. Can the 49ers make the Super Bowl?

    Mike Sando

    We're singling out one team from each division for Super Bowl consideration with seven weeks remaining in the 2012 regular season. The San Francisco 49ers have for some time been the only NFC West team worth our consideration on that subject. Rece...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  11. On whether Manning blew his best shot

    Mike Sando

    On the surface, Peyton Manning blew his best opportunity to win a Super Bowl quickly when he chose the Denver Broncos over the San Francisco 49ers. His reasoning? Peter King, citing a 49ers source, says unrealistic expectations in San Francisco...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  12. Chat wrap: Peyton Manning edition

    Mike Sando

    A certain not-yet-available quarterback nearly overshadowed Super Bowl week. Overshadowing other subjects during the latest NFC West chat was easy by comparison. And predictable. And welcome, actually. Few subjects can compete with Peyton Manning pot...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  13. Mailbag: Already sick of Eli Manning hype

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The New York Giants were not scheduled to arrive on the Super Bowl scene til Monday afternoon. The Eli Manning hype -- or would that be anticipated hype? -- was already grating on one San Francisco 49ers fan. Patrick from California ...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  14. Calm before figurative Super Bowl storm

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Yes, it's cold here in central Indiana. But not NFL scouting combine cold. The weather for Super Bowl week is exactly freezing at present, with moderate winds adding bite to the winter air, but I've felt a much colder chill while s...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Giants 20, 49ers 17 OT

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers missed a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI thanks largely to two critical miscues in t...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  16. Programming note: Off to San Francisco

    Mike Sando

    We're just about there. Only one more day until San Francisco 49ers fans find out whether their team is headed for the Super Bowl against Baltimore or New England. I'll be traveling from the icy Northwest to the rainy San Francisco Bay Area a bit ...

    Blog | January 21, 2012