You called it: Another three-time champ

The weekly prediction contest for NFC West games never produced even a two-time winner during the previous two seasons.

artman9865 became our second three-time winner of the 2010 season Sunday when the New Orleans Saints defeated the St. Louis Rams by the score he predicted (31-13). artman9865 joins fundadfor2 as the only three-time winners since the contest began during the 2008 season.

Well done.

Redzone59, a regular participant in NFC West conversations on the blog, also predicted the Saints' 31-13 victory. Welcome to the Wall of Fame, Red.

Now, on to business. The San Francisco 49ers' Thursday night game against San Diego leaves less time than usual to mull weekly predictions.

Let's get a jump on Week 15 by using the comments section of this entry to predict outcomes and scores for games involving NFC West teams:

  • San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers

  • Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

  • Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams

  • Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

This week has vast potential to serve up three or more NFC West defeats. I like the Rams' chances at home against Kansas City, relatively speaking, even though it's a tough matchup.