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Friday, September 7, 2012
Sando's best guesses: Week 1 predictions

By Mike Sando

The time has come to frame Week 1 guesses with carefully worded explanations mitigating the potential for personal embarrassment.

Prediction time, in other words.

When we left off last season, I was predicting a 23-20 Arizona Cardinals victory over Seattle (20-17 actual score) and a 23-6 San Francisco 49ers victory over St. Louis (34-27 actual score). That wasn't too bad, but my win-loss record for NFC West games was a modest 34-18 over the full season. That included a 22-16 run following a 12-2 start.

Here we go again.
Before running off to Vegas, be sure to check out our NFC West group at the Pigskin Picks contest. I lost  no ground when failing to hit the deadline for picking an outcome to the Wednesday night game. The New York Giants would have been my choice.

Note: We've also got the "You called it" competition going.