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Friday, December 30, 2011
Sando's best guesses: Week 17 predictions

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

I predict this will be the final week of NFC West regular-season predictions for 2011.

There, finally got one right.

So much for my thinly-veiled efforts to will the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals toward Week 16 victories and a potentially important matchup to close the regular season Sunday. Both teams lost, dropping my season record to 32-18 heading into Week 17. That's a weak record after going 12-2 to open the season, particularly with the St. Louis Rams outcomes being so easy to forecast.

Let's try to finish on a strong note.
OK, then, where am I wrong? Guessing quite a few will be picking the Seahawks to win at Arizona. I'd probably take them on a neutral field, and the Skelton turnover factor gives every Cardinals opponent a shot at building a big lead.