Sando's best guesses: Week 12 predictions

Week 12 presents three tough choices for predictions in the NFC West.

I've managed to go 11-2 on picks recently and 24-10 for the season. Those marks will probably take a hit this week.

Let's get right to the picks for Week 12:

  • Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET My theory is that Russell Wilson has been playing better regardless of venue and it will show late in the season. More on that in our "Final Word" item later Friday. The Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill has one touchdown pass with six interceptions on third down this season. Sando's best guess: Seahawks 24, Dolphins 20.

  • San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints, 4:25.: The 49ers have not yet announced their starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick will presumably get the start. That makes the 49ers less predictable. I'm picking against the Saints' defense here. Sando's best guess: 49ers 27, Saints 24.

  • St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25: The Cardinals should win this game at home. I'm just skeptical siding with a quarterback, Ryan Lindley, making his first regular-season start. Sando's best guess: Cardinals 17, Rams 16.

Noted: We've also got the "You called it" competition going, plus the Pigskin Pick'em group. Best of luck.