Football Today: 2012 NFC West Week 12

Ross Tucker, Matt Williamson and Jay Soderberg are back with their weekly NFL predictions on the latest Football Today podcast for Week 12.

I've been singling out NFC West-related highlights for those interested. The full podcast is worth a listen as well.

  • 22:54 mark: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins. Tucker thinks the Seahawks are improving and that will begin to show more frequently on the road. He's taking Seattle. Williamson lays out the usual disclaimers about West Coast teams playing on the East Coast, but he doesn't think Miami has the weapons to threaten Seattle's defense. Soderberg takes the Dolphins without much elaboration.

  • 30:42 mark: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints. Williamson has been a strong Colin Kaepernick supporter since the team drafted the quarterback in 2011. He thinks it is "an absolute no-brainer" to start Kaepernick after Kaepernick showed he could handle presnap responsibilities against Chicago. He thinks Kaepernick gives the 49ers' coaching staff the ability to attack the entire field. There is no consensus on which team will win this game.

  • 37:30 mark St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals. Williamson likes Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley as a prospect and thought Lindley lasted longer than anticipated in the draft. However, all three are taking the Rams to win. That was my thought initially, but not after considering how well the Cardinals can play on defense. Take away Danny Amendola from the Rams and Arizona's chances improve.

Tucker, Williamson and Soderberg pick outcomes for all games in Week 12.