Predicting every NFC West game

After falling just short of winning Super Bowl XLIX, Seattle is again the team to beat in the NFC West, but staying atop the division won't be easy this season. Greg Bedard picks every game on the NFC West schedule.​
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After falling just short of winning Super Bowl XLIX, Seattle is again the team to beat in the NFC West, but staying atop the division won't be easy this season. The Rams made significant moves during the off-season, highlighted by a quarterback swap with the Eagles, passing off Sam Bradford to Chip Kelly and getting Nick Foles in return. In Arizona, Carson Palmer will be back under center, but their success could depend on whether or not he (and a few other players) can stay healthy. It's a different tune for the 49ers, who lost not just several top players to free agency and retirement, but also a significant number of coaches in a tumultuous off-season. Expectations are low in San Francisco, but the talent is there.

So how will the division play out? Greg Bedard has picked every single game of the NFL regular season, and below are his predictions for the NFC West.​

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Seattle Seahawks

Week 1

Loss

Sept. 13

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at St. Louis Rams

Week 2

Loss

Sept. 20

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at Green Bay Packers

Week 3

Win

Sept. 28

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vs. Chicago Bears

Week 4

Win

Oct. 4

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vs. Detroit Lions

Week 5

Win

Oct. 11

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at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 6

Win

Oct. 18

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vs. Carolina Panthers

Week 7

Win

Oct. 22

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at San Francisco 49ers

Week 8

Loss

Nov. 1

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at Dallas Cowboys

Week 10

Win

Nov. 15

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vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 11

Win

Nov. 22

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vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 12

Win

Nov. 29

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vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 13

Win

Dec. 6

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at Minnesota Vikings

Week 14

Win

Dec. 13

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at Baltimore Ravens

Week 15

Win

Dec. 20

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vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 16

Win

Dec. 27

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vs. St. Louis Rams

Week 17

Loss

Jan. 3

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at Arizona Cardinals

St. Louis Rams

Week 1

Win

Sept. 13

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vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 2

Loss

Sept. 20

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at Washington Redskins

Week 3

Win

Sept. 28

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vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 4

Win

Oct. 4

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at Arizona Cardinals

Week 5

Loss

Oct. 11

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at Green Bay Packers

Week 7

Win

Oct. 25

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vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 8

Win

Nov. 1

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vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 9

Win

Nov. 8

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at Minnesota Vikings

Week 10

Win

Nov. 15

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vs. Chicago Bears

Week 11

Loss

Nov. 22

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at Baltimore Ravens

Week 12

Win

Nov. 29

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at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 13

Win

Dec. 6

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vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 14

Win

Dec. 13

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vs. Detroit Lions

Week 15

Win

Dec. 17

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vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 16

Loss

Dec. 27

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vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 17

Loss

Jan. 3

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at San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers

Week 1

Loss

Sept. 14

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vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 2

Loss

Sept. 20

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at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 3

Win

Sept. 27

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at Arizona Cardinals

Week 4

Win

Oct. 4

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vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 5

Loss

Oct. 11

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at New York Giants

Week 6

Loss

Oct. 18

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vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week 7

Loss

Oct. 22

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vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 8

Loss

Nov. 1

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at St. Louis Rams

Week 9

Win

Nov. 8

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vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 11

Loss

Nov. 22

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at Seattle Seahawks

Week 12

Win

Nov. 29

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vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 13

Win

Dec. 6

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at Chicago Bears

Week 14

Win

Dec. 13

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at Cleveland Browns

Week 15

Win

Dec. 20

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vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 16

Win

Dec. 24

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at Detroit Lions

Week 17

Win

Jan. 3

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vs. St. Louis Rams

Arizona Cardinals

Week 1

Win

Sept. 13

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vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 2

Win

Sept. 20

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at Chicago Bears

Week 3

Loss

Sept. 27

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vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 4

Loss

Oct. 4

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vs. St. Louis Rams

Week 5

Loss

Oct. 11

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at Detroit Lions

Week 6

Loss

Oct. 18

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at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 7

Loss

Oct. 26

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vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week 8

Loss

Nov. 1

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at Cleveland Browns

Week 10

Loss

Nov. 15

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at Seattle Seahawks

Week 11

Loss

Nov. 22

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vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 12

Loss

Nov. 29

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at San Francisco 49ers

Week 13

Loss

Dec. 6

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at St. Louis Rams

Week 14

Win

Dec. 13

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vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 15

Win

Dec. 20

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at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 16

Loss

Dec. 24

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vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 17

Win

Jan. 3

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vs. Seattle Seahawks