NFL Predictions for Week 13: Seahawks vs 49ers and More


Every week we do these NFL predictions and last week our entire panel really nailed the lineup of games. This week the matchups are a lot harder to predict as there are a handful of games that pit two very evenly matched teams against one another. 

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One of those games is the Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers tilt that many labeled as the game they were most looking forward to when the schedules were released. The Thanksgiving Day game shouldn’t disappoint as both teams are 7-4 and fighting for a chance to get into the playoffs as a Wild Card, with chances of wining the division still a possibility if the Arizona Cardinals stumble with QB Carson Palmer out for the year.

Paul Novak

Prediction: Seahawks defeat 49ers

Why: Both teams have failed to live up to their 2014 hype as both were viewed as the best teams in the NFC all of the offseason. Injuries have played a huge factor in both teams losing four games already but with the season nearing its end, this game will go a long way in determining which team makes the playoffs as either the Wild Card or possibly the NFC West champ.

Both Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson have underperformed in the passing game. Wilson however has been a difference-maker with his legs and that will be why the Seahawks go into the 49ers’ new digs and win a tough game against a hated rival.

Prediction: Broncos defeat Chiefs

Why: The Chiefs are a better team than most people think and could arguably be one of the five best teams in the NFL. I’ve been saying this since the beginning of the season and wins against the Patriots and Seahawks have shown that to not be a crazy thought. The issue is that they play much better at home in Arrowhead then on the road. This game is in Kansas City so Peyton Manning and the Broncos will have a pretty tough time against Alex Smith and their AFC West foe.

Mitch Quesada

Prediction: Patriots defeat Packers

Why: I trust the Patriots offense a lot more than I trust Green Bay’s defense. New England’s last four wins have been by an average of more than 20 points and while the Packers will put up a fight, the advantage (and win) goes to the team from the AFC.

Prediction: Cowboys defeat Eagles

Why: The Cowboys have an offense that can take advantage of a mediocre Eagles defense. This would be considered an upset by some but since the division title will soon be on the line, I think Dallas will step it up. They are 29-16-1 on Thanksgiving Day and I think they will get win No. 30 on Thursday.

Colin Floyd

Prediction: Seahawks defeat 49ers

Why: By far the best game of the week, this clash of 7-4 teams could determine the rest of the NFC West. If the Seattle run offense continues to flourish and the Legion of Boom follows up their dominance from the Arizona game, this could be a blowout.

Prediction: Packers defeat Patriots

Why: New England is tied with Arizona for the best record in the NFL, but Green Bay is making a strong push towards the playoffs, with Aaron Rodgers playing lights out and Eddy Lacy having somewhat of a resurgence, I can see an upset at Lambeau Field.

Thomas Oide

Prediction: Seahawks defeat 49ers

Why: After seeing the Seahawks defense completely suffocate the Arizona Cardinals with the addition of Bobby Wagner and Kam Chancellor, I have a little more confidence that the Seahawks will make the playoffs. I’m still not sold on Russell Wilson and the offense, but defense supposedly wins championships… and rivalry games.

Prediction: Patriots defeat Packers

Why: Tom Brady > Aaron Rodgers. It’s really that simple.

What do you think of our NFL predictions? Is there a panelist that you agree with more than another? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Happy Thanksgiving!