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  1. On Aldon Smith's relative sack drought

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith used a power move to drive back Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Donald Penn on a third-and-8 play during a 48-3 victory in Week 5 last season. Smith drove Penn directly into quarterback Josh Freeman, forcing F...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  2. Fumbling for answers to bad recovery rate

    Mike Sando

    Janoris Jenkins' critical fumble return for a touchdown Sunday was a long time coming for the St. Louis Rams. The team had recovered only one opponent's fumble all season, the last one coming against Arizona's Kevin Kolb in Week 5. 2012 Fewes...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  3. QBR ranks: Wilson! Kaepernick? Oh, my

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson leads the NFL in Total QBR after Week 5. That is a stunning achievement given that Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Robert Griffin III rank second through fifth, respectively. Wilson ranked onl...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  4. Which QB trails only Brady since Week 5

    Mike Sando

    2012 Total QBR After Week 5 Rank QB Total QBR 1 Tom Brady 85.1 2 Russell Wilson 82.4 3 Peyton Manning 78.8 4 Robert Griffin III 77.7 5 Aaron Rodgers 76.0 Source: ESPN Stats &...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  5. Wrap-up: Jets 27, Rams 13

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' 27-13 defeat against the New York Jets in the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday: What it means: The Rams fell to 3-6-1 and have not won a game since defeating Arizona in Week 5. The offensive gains they made against San F...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  6. Amendola, Rams should be better after bye

    Mike Sando

    Receiver Danny Amendola showed the fire he brings to the St. Louis Rams when he threw his helmet in anger after suffering a rib/sternum injury in Week 5. The manner in which Amendola was injured -- laying out for a football -- was also telling. ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  7. 2012 Grid Challenge: Lineups reminder

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Congrats to jasonmetrick for outscoring the more than 1,500 Gridiron Challenge entries for Week 5 in our little NFC West blog wing. He got 51 points from his wide receivers, Brandon Marshall and Marques Colston, while amassing 169 po...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  8. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 6)

    Mike Sando

    We're barreling toward Week 6 and need to get to predictions: yours now, mine Friday. We didn't have any prediction winners in Week 5, to my knowledge. Uncommon scores such as 16-12, 17-3 and 45-3 made predictions tougher this time. We've got f...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  9. 2012 NFC West defense ranks thru Week 5

    Mike Sando

    A periodic look at where NFC West defenses rank and potential areas to address: Arizona Cardinals: They still haven't allowed more than 21 points in a game this season. The Cardinals rank only 22nd in Total QBR allowed over Weeks 4-5. They've giv...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  10. 2012 NFC West offense ranks thru Week 5

    Mike Sando

    A periodic look at where NFC West defenses rank and potential areas to address: Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals rank last or second-to-last in all five yardage-based categories listed in the chart. Facing the Buffalo Bills' defense could provide...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Quick look at QBs

    Mike Sando

    NFC West quarterbacks did some good things in Week 5. Seattle's Russell Wilson completed all but one of his 10 pass attempts on third down during a 16-12 victory over Carolina. His third-down passer rating (130.8) led the NFL for the week among pl...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  12. Fantasy Watch: Playing time in Week 5

    Mike Sando

    Our weekly look at playing time in the NFC West, slanted toward fantasy football: Starting RB Playing Time: Week 5 RB Snaps Pct. Marshawn Lynch 50 78.1 Steven Jackson 36 64.3 Frank Gore 41 61.2 Rya...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 45, Bills 3

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 45-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park in Week 5: What it means: The 49ers improved to 4-1 and moved into a first-place tie with Arizona in the NFC West. They won at home for the eighth time in...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  14. Wrap-up: Seahawks 16, Panthers 12

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 16-12 road victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 5: What it means: The Seahawks showed they could win a road game with only sporadic offensive production as long as their defense is going to dominate the way ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  15. Silver linings: Cardinals at Rams

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-1 with a 17-3 road defeat to the St. Louis Rams in Week 5. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. The Cardinals have nine days between games, time that should be valu...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  16. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Seahawks' rare opportunity: A Seattle Seahawks victory at Carolina would give all four NFC West teams a winning record through Week 5 for the first time since the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions...

    Blog | October 05, 2012