Week 14 NFL Preview: Atlanta @ Green Bay


With Aaron Rodgers not playing this week, the Packers must again rely on Matt Flynn and his wads of spare cash. have you noticed how much he looks like Matt Damon? He really does, except he looks like Matt Damon when he’s really really sad. Here’s Pickwatch’s guide to how the experts have picked this week’s NFL matchups…


Atlanta @ Green Bay (1pm ET)
Matchup Difficulty: 59% (the higher the average score, the better the experts’ success rate when picking these two teams. A game of ‘average’ difficulty would score 62%) 
Consensus: Green Bay 71%
Top 5 Overall:  Green Bay 60%

Week 14 of the NFL season sees us debut our latest statistical breakdown, the ‘Best Pick Index’.

The index takes the home and road records of each expert in every matchup and calculates who has the best record overall, before then allowing you to easily see who has picked each team.


Atlanta Green Bay
Rank Expert Affiliation Road % Home % Overall Pick
1 Brad Gagnon Bleacher Report 83.33% 80.00% 81.7% GBP
2 Prediction Machine CBS 83.33% 80.00% 81.7% GBP
3 Mike Ditka ESPN 83.33% 80.00% 81.7% GBP
4 Ron Jaworski ESPN 83.33% 80.00% 81.7% ATL
5 Pickwatch  Pickwatch 83.33% 80.00% 81.7% ATL
6 Nate Davis USA Today 83.33% 80.00% 81.7% GBP
7 Chris Hansen Bleacher Report 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% GBP
8 Knox Bardeen Bleacher Report 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% GBP
9 Dave Richard CBS 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% ATL
10 Jason La Canfora CBS 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% GBP
11 Will Brinson CBS 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% ATL
12 Chris Law NFL 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% GBP
13 Heath Evans NFL 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% GBP
14 Marshall Faulk NFL 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% No Pick
15 Coin Toss  None 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% ATL
16 Pete O’Brien USA Today 66.67% 80.00% 73.3% GBP
17 Zach Kruse Bleacher Report 83.33% 60.00% 71.7% ATL
18 Marc Sessler NFL 83.33% 60.00% 71.7% GBP
19 Michael David Smith PFT 83.33% 60.00% 71.7% GBP
20 Don Banks Sports Illustrated 83.33% 60.00% 71.7% GBP
21 Jarrett Bell USA Today 83.33% 60.00% 71.7% GBP
22 Rich Eisen NFL 66.67% 75.00% 70.8% GBP
23 Steve Wyche NFL 83.33% 50.00% 66.7% GBP
24 Matt Miller Bleacher Report 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% GBP
25 Tyson Langland Bleacher Report 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% GBP
26 John Breech CBS 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% ATL
27 Joel Beall FOX 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% No Pick
28 Ryan Fowler FOX 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% ATL
29 Chris Brockman NFL 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% GBP
30 Elliot Harrison NFL 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% GBP
31 Kurt Warner NFL 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% No Pick
32 Mike Florio PFT 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% GBP
33 Black Tie NFL 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% ATL
34 Vinnie Iyer Sporting News 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% GBP
35 Accuscore Accuscore 50.00% 80.00% 65.0% ATL
36 Ryan Wilson CBS 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% ATL
37 Adam Schefter ESPN 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
38 K.C. Joyner ESPN 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
39 Tom Jackson ESPN 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
40 Brian Baldinger NFL 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
41 Warren Sapp NFL 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% No Pick
42 Nathan Jahnke ProFootballFocus 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
43 Rick Drummond ProFootballFocus 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
44 Simon Samano USA Today 66.67% 60.00% 63.3% GBP
45 Chris Mortensen ESPN 83.33% 40.00% 61.7% ATL
46 Josh Katzowitz CBS 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% ATL
47 Pete Prisco CBS 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
48 Dave Damashek NFL 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
49 Henry Hodgson NFL 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
50 Kevin Patra NFL 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
51 Matt Smith NFL 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% No Pick
52 Ben Stockwell ProFootballFocus 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
53 Neil Hornsby ProFootballFocus 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
54 Steve Palazzolo ProFootballFocus 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
55 Frank Schwab Yahoo 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% ATL
56 Jim Corbett USA Today 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% GBP
57 Lindsay H. Jones USA Today 33.33% 80.00% 56.7% ATL
58 Matt Bowen Bleacher Report 50.00% 60.00% 55.0% ATL
59 Mike Freeman Bleacher Report 50.00% 60.00% 55.0% GBP
60 Keyshawn Johnson ESPN 50.00% 60.00% 55.0% GBP
61 Mark Schlereth ESPN 50.00% 60.00% 55.0% GBP
62 Chris Wesseling NFL 50.00% 60.00% 55.0% GBP
63 Les Carpenter Yahoo 50.00% 60.00% 55.0% No Pick
64 Erik Frenz Bleacher Report 66.67% 40.00% 53.3% GBP
65 Gregg Rosenthal NFL 66.67% 40.00% 53.3% GBP
66 Adam Meyer FOX 16.67% 80.00% 48.3% ATL
67 Whatifsports FOX 16.67% 80.00% 48.3% ATL
68 Michael Irvin NFL 16.67% 80.00% 48.3% ATL
69 Sam Monson ProFootballFocus 16.67% 80.00% 48.3% ATL
70 Andrea Hangst Bleacher Report 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
71 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
72 Cris Carter ESPN 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
73 Merill Hoge ESPN 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
74 Pick ‘em ESPN 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
75 John Halpin FOX 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% ATL
76 Dan Hanzus NFL 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
77 Michael Silver NFL 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
78 NFL FAN PICKS NFL 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
79 Shaun O’Hara NFL 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% ATL
80 Sterling Sharpe NFL 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
81 Steve Mariucci NFL 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
82 Khaled Elsayed ProFootballFocus 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
83 Yahoo Users Yahoo 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
84 Tom Pelissero USA Today 33.33% 60.00% 46.7% GBP
85 Adam Rank NFL 16.67% 75.00% 45.8% GBP
86 Ty Schalter Bleacher Report 66.67% 20.00% 43.3% ATL
87 Michael Schottey Bleacher Report 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% GBP
88 Eric Allen ESPN 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% GBP
89 Mike Golic ESPN 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% GBP
90 Seth Wickersham ESPN 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% ATL
91 Michael Fabiano NFL 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% ATL
92 Melissa Stark NFL 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% GBP
93 Gordon McGuinness ProFootballFocus 16.67% 60.00% 38.3% GBP



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About Shaun Lowrie

Shaun Lowrie is the founder and editor of Pickwatch, a site designed to give you a new perspective on experts in the NFL media by tracking their performance when picking games or predicting draft picks, team performance, or player potential. You can contact him at [email protected] or on twitter at @pickwatch

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