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  1. NFC West lessons from Robert Kraft rant

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's comments regarding the Wes Welker situation made for compelling theater at the NFL owners meeting Monday. Reporters long familiar with the Patriots' ways could not believe what they were hearing...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  2. Searching for ways to slow Tom Brady

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' defense matching up against the New England Patriots' offense in Week 15: 2012 Tom Brady Passing Pass-rushers 0-4 5+ Action plays 396 154 TD-INT 11-4 18-0 Sack rate...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  3. QBR ranks: Russell Wilson stands tallest

    Mike Sando

    At least one NFC West game from Week 6 followed its expected course. The Seattle Seahawks indeed had problems against New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker. And the Patriots were indeed vulnerable on deep passes. 2012 Total QBR vs. Patriot...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  4. Wrap-up: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 24-23 victory against the New England Patriots in Week 6: What it means: The Seahawks improved to 4-2 with a comeback victory that should at least temporarily silence calls for the team to replace rookie quarterba...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  5. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  6. Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, then and now

    Mike Sando

    Brandon Lloyd's trajectory has changed dramatically and so has that of his original team, the San Francisco 49ers. The parties will scarcely recognize one another when Lloyd pays a free-agent visit to the team Wednesday. The 49ers won as many ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  7. Mailbag: Super Bowl play recalled 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Seattle thought Victor Cruz's first-quarter non-fumble in the Super Bowl, rendered irrelevant by a penalty for 12 men on the field, resembled the forward-progress call involving Ahmad Bradshaw that hurt San Francisco during the 49ers' game...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  8. 49ers add to haul with most All-Pro players

    Mike Sando

    This was indeed a special season for the San Francisco 49ers and, by extension, the NFC West overall. The Associated Press All-Pro Team, announced Friday, includes five 49ers, a league high for any team. Arizona's Patrick Peterson made the team as...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  9. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The MVP Watch list heading into Week 16 is half new and, hopefully, not half bad. The Big Three haven't changed for weeks. Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady have earned their spots at the top. The other seven spots are largely negotiable fro...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  10. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Big WR concerns

    Mike Sando

    Inside the 2011 NFC West Gridiron Challenge after Week 5: Leader: mboles52, for a second week in a row. His scoring peaked with 173 points in Week 3, coming down to 158 and a season-low 129 over the last two weeks. A rough week from Darren McFadd...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  11. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    The best running backs are patient when they need to be, waiting for openings to develop before running into the clear. Frank Gore waited three weeks for his opening with the San Francisco 49ers this season. He's rushed for 252 yards over his past...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  12. Chat wrap: Free-agent options for Rams

    Mike Sando

    Michael Crabtree's mostly underwhelming second NFL season and the San Francisco 49ers' recent coaching change surely contributed to one NFC West chat question about the receiver's future. I'll break out something on that subject separately on the ...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  13. NFL lockout would hit 49ers, others hardest

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers had grand plans for Michael Crabtree when the gifted Texas Tech receiver fell to them in the 2009 NFL draft. Those plans took a detour when a contract dispute kept Crabtree away from the 49ers well into his rookie season. N...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  14. Was top comeback player from NFC West?

    Mike Sando

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick beat out candidates from the NFC West to become the NFL's comeback player of the year in the two major versions of the annual award. One problem, at least for some: Vick made his comeback in 2009, but h...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  15. Audibles: NFC West Week 14 preview

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando St. Louis Rams (2-10) at Arizona Cardinals (7-5), 4:15 p.m. ET The bar keeps getting lower in Arizona's continuing efforts to claim its first division title since 1975, when the Cardinals called St. Louis home and the...

    Blog | December 05, 2008