NN prediction contest Week 12: 49ers try to keep rolling against Saints

The 49ers have won three straight to improve their NFC West standings to 6-4. After upsetting the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City, the Niners return home to host the New Orleans Saints. Can the 49ers keep the positive momentum going this week at Levi’s Stadium?

Due to our sponsorship with Tallysight, we have to pick each game. But, as always, we narrow it down to six. Odds for all games are available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Bills on Lions: The Lions seem to have turned a corner, and Josh Allen has looked like a smaller version of himself after an elbow injury. If you want an upset situation, it starts with Allen’s elbow flare-up in a short week. +330 for Lions is not enough to pull the trigger for me.

Cowboys on Giants: This game probably would have been interesting if both teams were healthy, but the Giants are very depleted and that doesn’t let things get interesting.

Vikings vs. Patriots: I understand the skepticism surrounding the Vikings, especially after taking a nasty beating from the Cowboys. But the Patriots haven’t looked great this year either, and Minnesota is just -135 at home.

Planes on Bears: I’m tempted to pick Chicago at +215 because they have a good quarterback. I don’t have high hopes for Mike White this week, but I think Zach Wilson has been such a minus that the Jets will still take him.

Dolphins it’s over Texans: Even if it’s Davis Mills or Kyle Allen, I’d be very surprised if Miami wins.

It’s over Browns: I don’t pick the Browns with Watson.

Broncos over Panthers: The Panthers are underdogs at home, which is usually a combo I don’t mind, but Carolina seems to be in a league of its own this season.

Crows over jaguars: Probably the most exciting matchup of the week, the Jaguars have a bye and the Ravens had a great game against the Panthers. I’m with Lamar Jackson, but it doesn’t surprise me to be upset.

Titans over the Bengals: The Titans are at home, and I don’t expect the Bengals defense to be able to slow down the run.

Falcons above commanders: Commanders like these recently purchased stretchers. The Falcons were too terrible to be +170 against Washington.

Chargers above the cardinals: Both teams have underperformed this season, but the Cardinals could be headed for the toughest season in the NFC.

Seahawks Above the riders: The easiest pick of the week.

49ers Above the saints: The only reason to pick the Saints here is the hope that the Niners don’t lose another game.

Kansas City over Rams: It’s a Super Bowl rematch none of the pizza chefs expected.

Eagles passed Packers: The Packers will need Aaron Rodgers to play around the clock to have a chance, and that’s a tough ask against the Eagles defense.

Stiller On the Colts: Let’s just say I don’t believe in the Jeff Saturday miracle.

assure me they won’t fail again.

Mark’s Prediction Record:

Week 1: 7-8-1
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 7-9
Week 4: 9-7
Week 5: 8-8
Week 6: 8-6
Week 7: 9-5
Week 8: 10-5
Week 9: 8-5
Week 10: 8-6
Week 11: 10-4
Overall: 93-70-1

Here are the six games of this week’s competition:

Bears @ Jets, 10 a.m. PT

Broncos @ Panthers, 10 a.m. Pacific

Ravens @ Jaguars, 10am PT

Bengals @ Titans, 10am PT

Chargers @ Cardinals, 1:05 PM PT

Saints @ 49ers, 1:25 PM PT


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