The Atlanta Falcons (along with the New York Jets) have the longest current winning streak in the NFL. Come to think of it, they've yet to trail at the end of regulation in any game this season. They are the No. 3 team in the Unbiased Power Rankings and are only one of four teams with four wins through five weeks. Do the experts have faith in the Falcons, on the road, against a team they've beaten only once since 1998? Let's find out.
|ESPN Consensus||Falcons||Eight of 10 experts picked Atlanta with only Mark Schlereth and Accuscore going with the Eagles at home.|
|Yahoo Sports Consensus||Falcons||Three of four (including Fan vote) picked the Falcons. Only Jason Cole thinks the Eagles win at home.|
|CBS Sports Consensus||Falcons||Four out of five experts like the Falcons but Katzowitz is in Philly's corner.|
|Fanhouse||Falcons||Dave Goldberg: If this game was in Atlanta, Andy Reid would have to declare Michael Vick fit and play him. At the Linc, where the Iggles have sustained both their losses, it's still Kevin Kolb. Falcons 22, Eagles 20.|
|What If Sports||Eagles||The Eagles won over 78% of the simulations with an average score of 28 to 15.|
|Sports Illustrated||Eagles||Peter King: We interrupt this game prediction to bring you this gee-whiz reaction to the Mike Bell-for-Jerome Harrison trade: What?!?! Bell's a guy. Harrison's a comet. Harrison's last three games last season for the Browns: 106 carries, 561 yards, five touchdowns. I don't know how he got so ensconced in Eric Mangini's doghouse, but I do know this: That's one heck of a trade for the Eagles. Eagles 23, Falcons 17.|
|USA Today||Falcons||For the second straight week, all eight experts picked the Falcons.|
|Sporting News||Falcons||Four out of six experts think the Falcons will move to 5-1. Only Todd Wright and Russ Lande disagree.|
For those of scoring at home, that's 28 experts in the Falcons corner with eight picking the Eagles. I'm really hopeful the reports out of Philly are true and Vick can't go. The Falcons have struggled with mobile quarterbacks (Dennis Dixon, Seneca Wallace) but with Kolb behind center, I like Atlanta's chances.