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  1. Super Bowl favorite right here in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have overtaken the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Houston Texans as favorites to win the Super Bowl through Week 15. Week 16: Odds to Win Super Bowl Odds Last Week Current 49ers 6-1 9-2 ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  2. The 2012 NFC West openers I want to see

    Mike Sando

    The NFL plans to announce its 2012 regular-season schedule Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. A look at four regular-season openers fans could embrace: San Francisco at Green Bay. The Packers were supposed to stand between the 49ers and the Super Bowl last...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  3. Baalke couldn't bear to watch Super Bowl

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- General manager Trent Baalke showed respect Thursday for the team that knocked his San Francisco 49ers from the playoffs. That doesn't mean Baalke wanted to watch the New York Giants or any other team in the Super Bowl. Baalke, ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  4. Turning point: Wes Welker drops the ball

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS - Reddened eyes and a hushed voice told the story for Wes Welker in Super Bowl XLVI. The pass he dropped with four minutes remaining was a turning point against New England in the Patriots' 21-17 defeat to the New York Giants. No amou...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  5. Setting up (way) early at Lucas Oil Stadium

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Five hours before kickoff seemed like a good time to arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium for Super Bowl XLVI. The city skyline is clearly visible through the giant windows above the end zone with "New York Giants" emblazoned on it. Here's ...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  6. Stacking up against Super Bowl defenses

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Significant defensive improvements have given the NFC champion New York Giants a boost during their run to Super Bowl XLVI. AFC champion New England has fared better in scoring defense than by traditional yardage measures. Overa...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  7. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The usual NFC West chat takes on a Super Bowl feel this week. I'll be participating for an hour beginning at 1 p.m. ET from the Super Bowl media center. Hope to see you there. The chat is taking priority during an hour already p...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  8. Stacking up against Super Bowl offenses

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The San Francisco 49ers came oh-so-close to reaching Super Bowl XLVI. Their 20-17 defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, though most directly related to a special-teams turnover in overtime, reflected shortcomi...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  9. Bernard, Rolle seek Super Bowl redemption

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2005 Seattle Seahawks just missed the cut when Jamison Hensley and I ranked our 10 best Super Bowl losers. Not that making such a list would provide consolation. Rocky Bernard collected a career-high 8.5 sacks with that Seattle...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  10. Giants following path of 2008 Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Cris Collinsworth famously called the 2008 Arizona Cardinals the worst playoff team in NFL history. That was before the Cardinals won three consecutive playoff games to reach Super Bowl XLIII. That improbable run forced Collinswort...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 49ers blew it, and that's the hardest part

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Surely it could not end this way for the San Francisco 49ers. A fumble during a punt return, in overtime? The New York Giants recovering the ball and kicking a gift 31-yard field goal to reach Super Bowl XLVI against New England? ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  14. 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
  15. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 20)

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers are favored to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVI. They were 40-1 longshots at one point last offseason. 2008-11 You Called It Repeat Winners Rank Winner Ws 1 fundadfor2 3 1 pope_c_hawk ...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Huge week ahead

    Mike Sando

    This is going to be a fantastic week, probably the best for the NFC West since Arizona's Super Bowl appearance three years ago. It could get a whole lot better with a San Francisco 49ers victory over the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Gam...

    Blog | January 16, 2012