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Friday, January 18, 2013
Sando's best guess: Week 20 prediction

By Mike Sando

The anticipated trip to Candlestick Park for the NFC Championship Game has taken a detour to Atlanta.

The Atlanta Falcons earned it with a 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. It's now up to the San Francisco 49ers to give the NFC West a Super Bowl representative for the third time in the last eight seasons.

I think it's going to happen, but to get there, the 49ers will have to beat a Falcons team with a 34-6 home record since 2008.

Here goes with the weekly prediction: Noted: I went 1-1 on NFC West picks last week, staking my season-long record to 37-18 (.673) 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.