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Friday, January 11, 2013
Sando's best guesses: Week 19 predictions

By Mike Sando

It's a little early to start previewing a Seattle Seahawks-San Francisco 49ers matchup in the NFC Championship Game.

Both teams have hurdles to clear in the NFC divisional playoffs this weekend.

It's so close to happening, though, and how sweet it would be for this reborn division. The Seahawks-49ers rivalry intensified in Week 16 when Seattle beat San Francisco for the first time since Jim Harbaugh arrived as the 49ers' coach. Imagine the atmosphere around here if one team kept the other from a Super Bowl.

We won't have to imagine if my Week 19 predictions come true: Noted: I went 1-0 on NFC West picks last week, picking a 24-17 Seahawks victory (24-14 actual score). That makes me 36-17 (.679) for the season when picking games involving NFC West teams. We've also got the "You called it" competition going, plus the Pigskin Pick'em group, so don't be shy with your own picks.