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Russell Wilson, Seahawks haven't had to study extra this week; NFL picks

As I watch my Army team try to end this galling 12-game losing streak to Navy, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is looking forward to playing at home for the first time in three games tomorrow afternoon against San Francisco.

"It’ll be a great thing to come back home, to get back in front of the 12th man fans and to play at CenturyLink," Wilson said. "We love playing here obviously ... to come back home and play in front of our amazing fans, the best fans in the National Football League, it’ll be a great time."

Wilson and his offense -- or Seattle's defense -- hasn't had to do much extra studying this week. Not with a team they are facing for the fifth time in 15 months, and second time in three games since the Seahawks' 19-3 win over the 49ers in Santa Clara on Thanksgiving night.

"To play a team in two weeks, it does help your preparation," said Wilson, who has won five of seven career starts against San Francisco. "You’re very familiar with them, but we’re also familiar with the 49ers just in general because they’re in our division."

Wilson is like coach Pete Carroll in liking all these division games to end the regular season. Five of the final six for Seattle are in the NFC West, including these last three: versus 49ers, at the Cardinals and home against the Rams.

"I think it’s a very interesting way that the NFL has set it up, where you play a lot of the NFC West teams at the end of the year," Wilson said. "I actually kind of like it. It kind of brings a little more attention to the game so it’s a good time."

--The Seahawks made a small roster move on their practice squad today, re-signing LB Allen Bradford to it and releasing just-signed CB Kennard Cox from it.

--Here's how I see the NFL Sunday and Monday going, beginning with the TV games in the Seattle-Tacoma market:

Miami at New England, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 7

The Patriots are still mad about losing at Miami way back in September. Payback is a … well, it’s not fun.

Patriots 38, Dolphins 7

 

Green Bay at Buffalo, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 13

All of the Pacific Northwest rooting for Buffalo. But it would take Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas AND Andre Reed to beat the Pack right now.

Packers 35, Bills 24

 

Dallas at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Channel 5

The Cowboys don’t have the team speed the Seahawks do on defense, so Eagles will resume their high-flying ways.

Eagles 27, Cowboys 20

 

New Orleans at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. Monday, ESPN

The Saints are on about their 10th life in the supremely horrid NFC South. They are finally going to take advantage this week.

Saints 31, Bears 17

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Pittsburgh at Atlanta

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Steelers 31, Falcons 28

Cincinnati at Cleveland

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Browns 16, Bengals 14

 

Jacksonville at Baltimore

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Ravens 20, Jaguars 10

Tampa Bay at Carolina

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Panthers 13, Buccaneers 9

 

Houston at Indianapolis

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Colts 30, Texans 13

 

Oakland at Kansas City

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Chiefs 20, Raiders 13

 

New York Giants at Washington

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Giants 27, Redskins 24

New York Jets at Titans

1:05 p.m. Sunday

Pick: Titans 23, Jets 19

Denver at San Diego

1:05 p.m. Sunday

Pick: Chargers 31, Broncos 30

 

Minnesota at Detroit

1:25 p.m. Sunday

Pick: Lions 17, Vikings 10

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