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2009 NFC West Featured Columnist Competition: Week 13 Results
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Week 13 is in the books of the 2009 NFC West Featured-Columnist Competition.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the competition, click here for details, and please keep checking back for updates throughout the year! 

The NFC West went 2-2 in Week 13. Arizona trounced Minnesota, St. Louis fell to Chicago, and Seattle beat San Francisco in the only inter-division game of the week.

Here are the results and honors from Week 13.

 

Week 13 Individual Standings (16 Games)

Rob 11, Scotty 11, Andrew 10, Ron 10, Seth 10, Chris 9, Dray 9, Steven 8

Week 13 Team Standings

Seattle 22, , St. Louis 20, San Francisco 19, Arizona 17 

Season Individual Standings

Andrew 141, Rob 141, Scotty 141, Seth 134, Chris 132, Ron 131, Steven 129, Dray 127

Season Team Standings

Seattle 282, San Francisco 268, St. Louis 265. Arizona 261

Monday Night Football Team Tiebreaker

San Francisco 25, St. Louis 24, Arizona 23, Seattle 22

 

Pick of the Week : Seth (Washington over New Orleans)

New Orleans is still undefeated, and the pick of the week still belongs to a losing effort. I will give Seth the nod here because any team outside of Washington and St. Louis would have held on to that lead and won the game.

Up seven points...with the ball...in the red zone...and somehow Washington lost it (missed a field goal then gave up a game-tying drive in about 30 seconds).

New Orleans keeps avoiding the obvious fate of early deficits. How long can this last though?

Had Washington held on to win this game, the pick would have been genius.

 

Fail of the Week : Dray (Atlanta over Philadelphia)

Picking Atlanta over Philadelphia when Matt Ryan is at the helm is bold. 

Picking Atlanta over Philadelphia when Chris Redman is at the helm is suicidal.

Redman led Atlanta to a blowout loss against Philadelphia, who never missed a beat offensively. The only quandary of the day was how LeSean McCoy (on my fantasy team) managed to score two fantasy points amidst a 34-0 blowout...

 

The Underdog Remains Dead : Zero Underdog Bonus Points

Another week, another disappointment for the Underdog. This is not for lack of trying. This week, there were seven choices, with Steven taking a whopping three of them. 

The closest to hit was Washington over New Orleans, the farthest away was Atlanta over Philadelphia, and honorable mention for fail of the week goes to Baltimore over Green Bay.

In all, not a good week for the Underdog.

 

Hot Streak : Seattle FCs 

The Seattle FCs tied for first in Week 13, marking only the third time this season that first place has been shared between teammates (SF in Week Two, SEA in Week Five).

Seattle has finished in first place in three of the last four weeks, gaining six points on the nearest competition in the process. 

Good run, guys.

 

Struck Out Swinging : Steven (0-for-3 Underdog Picks)

There's a reason the Underdog pays 2:1...Just like there's a reason that a big parlay in Vegas pays 10:1, 15:1, etc. It rarely hits .

Steven took the Underdog Bonus to heart on Sunday, picking Tampa Bay over Carolina, St. Louis over Chicago, and Baltimore over Green Bay. Unfortunately, none of these picks panned out, constituting three strikes and an out...

 

What Might Have Been : Had San Francisco Beaten Seattle

This game came down to the wire, with Seattle nailing a game-winning field goal as time expired.

Had San Francisco topped Seattle, the standings in this week would have flipped. Both San Francisco and Seattle FCs went for the home team this week, meaning that if the Niners win that game, their FCs jump up two points, while Seattle's FCs drop two points.

In that scenario, San Francisco FCs finish first in Week 13, and remain in striking distance for the season crown.

As is, Seattle gained another three points on the season lead, putting them up 14 points with four weeks to go. It makes one wonder if this competition might be over...

 

Good week, guys.

That's it for Week 13. Chip in on what you think.

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