They're fearless predictions when we're right, just-for-fun guesses when we're wrong.
That means I'm a fearless 7-0 in predicting outcomes for NFC West games this season.
I'd settle for 8-2 after Week 3 given the choices:
San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET: It's somewhat amazing the 49ers have controlled games without exceeding 209 yards against an opponent. Their defensive front seven should give the Bengals problems. On offense, Vernon Davis could be matched against former teammate Manny Lawson. Davis is due for a touchdown. My best guess: 49ers 23, Bengals 17.
Arizona at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. ET: The Cardinals have the better offense. They'll also be playing on the road, possibly in the rain, against a good defense. Their running back, Beanie Wells, has hamstring concerns. If the Seahawks cannot make offensive headway at home against a defense allowing 466 yards per game, look out below. My best guess: Seahawks 20, Cardinals 19.
Baltimore at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. ET: The Ravens would be the easy choice based on some of the Rams' struggles and injury concerns to this point. I just don't see this Rams team opening a season 0-2 at home and 0-3 overall. Of course, it's easier to get there from where the Rams stand right now. My best guess: Rams 19, Ravens 17.
Where am I wrong?