You called it: Fearless predictions for Week 1

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The weekly prediction thread is back for 2009.

Simply predict in the comments section the winning team and final score for each NFC West game, then prepare for glory. Anyone predicting the winner and score correctly earns public commendation and a spot on the Wall of Fame. Honorees for 2008 include:

  • Elion245. Forecast the Redskins' 20-17 victory over the Seahawks in Week 12.

  • Leesters. Forecast the Bears' 27-3 victory over the Rams in Week 12.

  • habitat730. Forecast the Cardinals' 34-10 victory over the Rams in Week 14.

  • IamJonasJones. Forecast the Cardinals' 30-24 victory over the Falcons in a wild-card playoff game.

Rams or Seahawks? 49ers or Cardinals? Let the world know. I'll record predictions and heap praise upon the prescient.

The fine print: Those submitting predictions for "You called it" must pick the winner correctly for their scores to be considered. Scoring is easy to calculate. The difference between a 20-17 prediction and a 31-14 outcome would be 14 points. We would calculate this by adding the difference between 20 and 31 to the difference between 17 and 14.