NFC West: You called it 20

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals succeeded on a two-point conversion try. The Eagles failed on one after  missing an extra-point attempt earlier.

These were the sorts of things that kept our Wall of Fame intact even though 70 people leaving comments in the latest "You called it" entry forecast the Cardinals' victory over the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

Four of the 70 came within two points of hitting the 32-25 final score. None came closer. DiLune2, RedBirdSupremacy, bartcatz and dickster944 led the way. All four picked a 31-24 victory for the Cardinals. Seven others came within three points: cyclonem31 (31-27), tonedogggcn13 (31-23), Chaz-cardsfan (34-24), alvaden (30-24), DodgerFan623 (31-27), Dolgar2 (31-23) and AZisBack (34-24).

Our four members of the Wall of Fame remain unaffected:

  • Elion245. Forecast the Redskins' 20-17 victory over the Seahawks in Week 12.
  • Leesters. Forecast the Bears' 27-3 victory over the Rams in Week 12.
  • habitat730. Forecast the Cardinals' 34-10 victory over the Rams in Week 14.
  • IamJonasJones. Forecast the Cardinals' 30-24 victory over the Falcons in a wild-card playoff game.
We'll begin taking Super Bowl XLIII predictions next week.

The fine print: Those submitting predictions for "You called it" must pick the winner correctly for their scores to be considered. Scoring is easy to calculate. The difference between a 20-17 prediction and a 31-14 outcome would be 14 points. We would calculate this by adding the difference between 20 and 31 to the difference between 17 and 14.

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

While no one leaving comments here a week ago foresaw the Cardinals' 33-13 victory over the Panthers in the NFC divisional round, the esteemed c6a27p90 did predict a 34-14 result favoring Arizona. No one came closer.

Are you prescient enough to name the winner and final score for the NFC Championship Game between the Eagles and Cardinals? If you can pull it off, we'll make room for you on a Wall of Fame already featuring:

  • Elion245. Forecast the Redskins' 20-17 victory over the Seahawks in Week 12.
  • Leesters. Forecast the Bears' 27-3 victory over the Rams in Week 12.
  • habitat730. Forecast the Cardinals' 34-10 victory over the Rams in Week 14.
  • IamJonasJones. Forecast the Cardinals' 30-24 victory over the Falcons in a wild-card playoff game.

Simply leave your fearless prediction in the comments section of this blog entry. We'll accept them there until kickoff Sunday. In order to make this sound like some sort of national sweepstakes, let me point out that entries must be timestamped before the official kickoff time, as logged in the official NFL gamebook.

More fine print: Those submitting predictions for "You called it" must pick the winner correctly for their scores to be considered. Scoring is easy to calculate. The difference between a 20-17 prediction and a 31-14 outcome would be 14 points. We would calculate this by adding the difference between 20 and 31 to the difference between 17 and 14.

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