2009 NFC West Featured Columnist Competition: Week Twelve Picks

Scotty KimberlyAnalyst INovember 29, 2009

DENVER - NOVEMBER 26:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos delivers a pass against the New York Giants during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 26, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Time for round 12 (it's getting LATE!) of this year's NFC West featured columnist competition!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this competition, please click here for a brief outline of the rules, as well as a small bio of each contestant.

In short, this is a pick 'em competition. Contestants are in teams of two, each representing the team they write for on Bleacher Report.

Each week, I will publish an article which announces the picks, such as this. Additionally, I will publish a results article once the games are completed, which will include weekly and yearly standings.

Observations from Week Nine Picks

Everybody likes the Dolphins, Bengals, Falcons, Eagles, and Vikings— Each of these teams have a fairly easy matchup in Week 12. In my opinion, the most likely undisputed pick to be upset is the Dolphins, but who knows, maybe life without Ronnie Brown will be just as peachy as it has been.

The Underdog Is Dead— Not really, but it's definitely on vacation. The Underdog had a few big weeks, but other than that there hasn't been much noise from the Bonus. In Week 12, there are three Underdog selections: Indy over Houston (Steven), KC over San Diego (Seth), and Pitt over Baltimore (Andrew). I hate the Pittsburgh pick, love the Houston pick (see Week Nine), and am secretly praying for the KC pick (I hate the Chargers). But again, just my opinion.

No Split Decisions— There are a lot of 5-3 votes in Week 12, but no split decisions to be found. The jury is almost out  (a 5-3 vote) on Carolina over NY Jets, Seattle over St. Louis, San Francisco over Jacksonville, Arizona over Tennessee, and New Orleans over New England, but the contestants couldn't completely disagree a single time.

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Homer Alert —Sure, the Seahawks have looked rough, but both  of the St. Louis FCs are taking the Rams over the 'Hawks in Week 12. Please note that this could be the first (and probably last) time that these two have both endorsed the Rams in the same week. The Rams have a chance (Vegas says 4.5), but this looks at tad bit homer-istic...

Without further ado, here are the picks. Please comment below with your thoughts.


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