NFC West Prediction

The San Francisco 49ers demolished the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football (MNF) 27-6 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The win puts them one game out of first place in the NFC West with a 4-7 record.

Do you need me to repeat that, yes for the first time in history, the NFL might have a playoff team with a losing record. Right now St Louis and Seattle are tied for first place with 5-6 records.

Jon Gruden of MNF actually made a plea, that the commissioner should stop this from happening, if indeed the winner of this division finishes below .500. Right now a team like Tampa Bay could finish 11-5, but not make the playoffs, while St Louis could finish 7-9, and not only make the playoffs, but would also host a playoff game.

Well I'm here to sort out this madness with my prediction. Who will win this sorry division, and what will be their record? Being a Niners fan, I will try to be open minded.

There are still five weeks in this season, and I will breakdown each week for the NFC West in this post.

Week 13:
Carolina (1-10) at Seattle (5-6); How could you not pick the Seahawks in this game.
St Louis (5-6) at Arizona (3-8); The Cardinals are a real bad team, and if the Niners could win their, I don't see how the Rams can't.
San Francisco (4-7) at Green Bay (7-4); The Niners are committed to winning out, and taking hold of their own destiny, but this will be a tough one, and I just don't see it happening.

Week 14:
Seattle (5-6) at San Francisco (4-7); Niners got to win and will!
St Louis (5-6) at New Orleans (8-3); Sorry Rams, the Saints are also fighting to win their division. For the record, I believe this is a three team race, so I'm not even going to focus on the Cardinals.

Week 15:
San Francisco (4-7) at San Diego (6-5); The Chargers are just to tough right now, and also hungry for a playoff spot
Kansas City (7-4) at St Louis (5-6); This is tough to predict, it will come down to who is hungrier for a playoff spot. I think the home team wins here
Atlanta (9-2) at Seattle (5-6); The Falcons are just to good.

Week 16:
San Francisco (4-7) at St Louis (5-6); The Niners were predicted to win this division at the beginning of the season. This game will decide whether or not they do. I believe they do!
Seattle (5-6) at Tampa Bay (7-4); The Bucs shut out the Niners on the road, so they'll win at home against this Seahawk team.

Week 17:
Arizona (3-8) at San Francisco (4-7); The Niners own this team, as they showed last night.
St Louis (5-6) at Seattle (5-6), Seahawks are good at home, especially against teams that are of the same talent.

Final Standings:
San Francisco 7-9
St Louis           7-9
Seattle             7-9

It will come down to tiebreakers between the three teams! Or the Niners can make it easy, and just win out right finishing with a 9-7 record. Making everybody happy including Gruden.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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