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  1. Giants, others in need of draft impact

    Mike Sando

    When the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, they did it with a rookie draft class that combined to play 125 regular-season snaps, fewest in the league and well off the 1,535 average for the other 31 teams. The 2012 San ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Darrelle Revis' value, potential team fits

    Mike Sando

    Two decades ago, the San Francisco 49ers had reached three NFC Championship Games in a four-year window without winning a Super Bowl. Instead of staying the course, they moved aggressively to sign Deion Sanders, then the game's best cover cornerback....

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Teams most likely to return to playoffs

    Mike Sando

    The first Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area features two teams from far, far away. That is fitting because the West teams were best in 2013. While six of the eight NFL teams from the AFC West and NFC West finished with winning records, the...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  7. Which 0-3 teams can make postseason?

    Mike Sando

    Four proud NFL franchises with 22 Super Bowl appearances between them have plummeted from .500 or better last season to 0-3 in 2013. The New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers have issues, to say the least. Th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Video: Dawkins betting on Asomugha, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: ESPN analyst and former All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins has made the San Francisco 49ers his Super Bowl pick for the 2013 season. He explains why in the video above, but first he offers thoughts on cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. In short, Da...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  9. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't see dominance of San...

    Mike Sando

    Yes, the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks sat atop the NFC West last season.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  10. NFC West love officially out of hand

    Mike Sando

    We've seen Vegas oddsmakers list the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks among the Super Bowl favorites for the 2013 NFL season. We've seen ESPN.com rank Seattle first and San Francisco second in preseason power rankings. We have seen an ESPN pa...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  12. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  13. Kwame Harris: Why orientation is relevant

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris made headlines before the Super Bowl for allegedly assaulting an ex-boyfriend. The story outed Harris a couple days before a current 49ers player, Chris Culliver, made headlines for anti-ga...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  14. Securing Super Bowl latest 49ers triumph

    Mike Sando

    The Super Bowl is coming to the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in 2016, the latest victory for the organization. The announcement, delivered by the NFL on Tuesday, was expected because South Florida's efforts had faltered. That should not dimini...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Marcus Lattimore's addition follows pattern

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl last season without requiring much from their 2012 draft class. They remain in position to bring along prospects slowly and that is reflected in two draft selections through four rounds in 2013. Secon...

    Blog | April 27, 2013