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Fearless Forecast: 49ers Win NFC West

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Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers will win the NFC West for a third straight season because, well, they have to. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers will win the NFC West for a third straight season because, well, they have to. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

With every team in the league playing at least eight games in 2013, we can assess the first half and start taking a look at the possible playoff picture.

The NFC West has two Super Bowl contenders in the 49ers and Seahawks, but one will have a huge edge going into the playoffs. Whomever wins the division will likely get a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Additionally, the Seahawks’ home-field advantage at CenturyLink Field will make it next to impossible to beat them at home. Those circumstances make it even more imperative for the Niners to capture the division. So, here are a few reasons why San Francisco will take the NFC West crown for a third consecutive season.