clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Falcons Vs. Saints: Predictions From The Experts

We covered how WhatIfSports thinks the Falcons-Saints game will go and now we take a walk around the web and find out what the experts - and one non-expert - think of the NFL's Game of the Week. My favorite prediction engine - the Madden Simulation - will be up later today so stay tuned.

Peter King:

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_10

Yahoo Sports:

Les Carpenter and Michael Silver like the Falcons while Jason Cole is taking the Saints.

CBS Sports:

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11
Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Dave Goldberg of AOL Fanhouse:

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

USA Today:

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

Screen_shot_2010-09-23_at_11

For those of you scoring at home, that's seven picks for the Falcons and 13 (counting WhatIfSports prediction) for the Saints.

My Thoughts

My feeling is we'll see a close game. The Falcons, in my opinion, are a better team than the Saints right now. All things being equal on a neutral field, the Falcons are the pick. But the Superdome is a spooky place and that's why I'm hesitating. I've picked the Falcons first two games correctly - even nailing the spread in Week 1 - so I have to follow my instincts again. Saints 27, Falcons 26.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.