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Which team will win the NFC?
In the afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers exacted revenge -- through a close call -- on the Seattle Seahawks team that thrashed them earlier in the season. At night, the New Orleans Saints put a thunderous stop to the Carolina Panthers' eight-game winning streak, moving a game up in the NFC South race. Who will take these divisions? Is Seattle your pick to win the NFC championship?
NFL: Week 14 -- Seahawks at 49ers
It might be too late for the 8-4 San Francisco 49ers to challenge the 11-1 Seattle Seahawks for the NFC West title. But the defending NFC champions can make a statement -- which might be needed after Seattle thrashed San Francisco 29-3 in their Week 2 meeting.
What to make of the 49ers?
The NFC East and NFC North contenders are locked in a low-level scramble. The Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints meet next Monday for a top-of-the-conference scrape. The Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers have put together impressive runs. And then there are the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, they of a 7-4 record after breezing past Washington on Monday. Are they legit contenders to get back to last season's heights? ESPN's Mike Sando thinks so. Now you make the call.