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  1. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6: All about third down. The San Francisco 49ers' offense took considerable criticism after converting just once on 13 third-down plays against the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers' defen...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  2. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals: Life without the injured Ryan Williams at running back begins Sunday against a Buffalo defense that allowed 621 yards to San Francisco, including 311 on the ground. Utility back LaRod Stephens-Howling expects to return from a hip i...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  3. Which NFC West teams had no drops

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks had multiple chances to make the winning touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. Failing to make catches isn't the same as dropping passes, however. Seattle was one of six NFL teams, and the only one from the ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  4. Setting expectations for questionable Wells

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells was a surprise addition to the team's injury report Friday. The Cardinals listed the running back as questionable, citing a hamstring injury. Wells was listed as questionable with hamstring injuries twice since ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  5. 680 KNBR audio: NFC West bests

    Mike Sando

    Steven Jackson, Justin Smith, Larry Fitzgerald and CenturyLink Field came to mind when discussing NFC West "bests" with Dave Benz on 680 KNBR in San Francisco on Monday. They've made available the audio. I didn't have a firm answer when asked t...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  6. The new IR rule and what might have been

    Mike Sando

    As you might have heard, the San Francisco 49ers ran into some troubles at the wide receiver position last season. Those troubles affected their offense and special teams, notably during an overtime defeat to the New York Giants in the NFC Champio...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  7. After focusing on run, division looks to air

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West had a 1,000-yard rusher last season. Coaches in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis have promoted run-first philosophies. Arizona has invested first- and second-round picks in running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan William...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. Jacobs and NFC West short-yardage guys

    Mike Sando

    Peter from Rutland, Vt., points to Anthony Dixon's failed third-and-1 rushing attempt in the NFC Championship Game as one reason the San Francisco 49ers might have signed former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs. This play escaped my att...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  9. NFL points of emphasis point to NFC West

    Mike Sando

    A confusing judgment call favoring the New York Giants enabled their comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. Was Giants receiver Victor Cruz really down when he lost the football late in the game? A fumble in that situation likely w...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  10. 49ers, Seahawks tough on Rams' Williams

    Mike Sando

    New coordinator Gregg Williams inherits a St. Louis Rams defense that ranked seventh in sacks per pass attempt this season. That ranking seems high for a team that finished with a 2-14 record. But with Chris Long and Robert Quinn, the Rams do h...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  11. Mailbag: All eyes on Peyton Manning

    Mike Sando

    Filippo from Windsor, Canada, thinks Alex Smith, not Kyle Williams, was the 49ers' biggest problem in the NFC Championship Game. He wondered whether the team could trade for Peyton Manning this offseason. Mike Sando: There will almost certainly be...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Giants were clean

    Mike Sando

    There was never any evidence the New York Giants had taken cheap shots on San Francisco 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams during the NFC Championship Game. There was only proof that some Giants players hoped to capitalize on Williams' history of c...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  13. QBR ranks: Alex Smith back to Earth

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith finished the San Francisco 49ers' two-game playoff run with five touchdown passes, no interceptions and a 101.0 NFL passer rating. 2011 Alex Smith QBR by Game (50 is avg.) Wk. Opp. Result QBR 5 TB W, 48-3 98...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  14. Giants' concussion tactics vs. Kyle Williams

    Mike Sando

    The New York Giants wanted to do more than knock out the football from San Francisco 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams. They also reportedly wanted to knock out Williams, or at least inflict a concussion on him. "He's had a lot of concussions,"...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  15. Video: PTI tackles Giants-49ers ending

    Mike Sando

    Looks like San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh isn't the only one questioning the forward-progress ruling that wiped out a New York Giants turnover in the NFC Championship Game. ESPN's Mike Wilbon takes issue with that call, but mostly he engag...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Beyond the fumble

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' playoff elimination suddenly forces them to face the tough questions an offseason brings into focus. Forget about Kyle Williams' rough day on punt returns in the NFC Championship Game. Those miscues were unfortunate, but n...

    Blog | January 23, 2012