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Friday, October 28, 2011
Sando's best guesses: Week 8 predictions

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

The weekly "Final Word" item scheduled for later Friday includes a note about the defenses NFC West teams face in Week 8.

Basically, three of four opponents rank fourth or higher in yards allowed this season. All four have faced NFC West offenses, too.

There is a connection, in case you missed the Seattle Seahawks' 6-3 defeat to Cleveland or the San Francisco 49ers' 13-8 victory at Cincinnati. I'm not predicting a sudden scoring run for NFC West offenses this week, suffice to say.

A look at Week 8 predictions for division teams after a 2-1 showing last week left my record at 16-6 for the season:
That works out to 53 points from the NFC West this week. OK, where am I wrong this week?