Wild Card NFL Expert Picks: New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles

4 Jan, 2014 by Shaun Lowrie


**Call it a gut feeling, but I think (personally) this is where the Saints' road woes end. Philly has been an unpredictable monster this year, but I expect Drew Brees to have a renewed sense of purpose in the playoffs. When he is driving a game he and that offence are almost unstoppable, and their experience on this stage may be the biggest attribute in this game. **
Let's see what the Best Pick Index says...

New Orleans @ Philadelphia (8:10pm)

**Matchup Difficulty: 60.42% **(the higher the score, the better the experts' success rate when picking these two teams. An 'average' matchup would be 62%)

Consensus: Philadelphia 67%

Top 5 Overall:  Philadelphia 80**%**
**
Best Pick Index:**
The Best Pick Index tracks which experts have picked the two teams most accurately at home and away this season, before ranking them based on their overall accuracy.

New Orleans

Philadelphia

Rank

Expert

Affiliation

Road %

Home %

Overall

Pick

1

Chris Hansen

Bleacher Report

75.00%

75.00%

75.0%

PHI

2

Jamey Eisenberg

CBS

62.50%

87.50%

75.0%

PHI

3

Adam Meyer

FOX

62.50%

87.50%

75.0%

PHI

4

Ty Schalter

Bleacher Report

75.00%

62.50%

68.8%

NOS

5

Prediction Machine

CBS

75.00%

62.50%

68.8%

PHI

6

Whatifsports

FOX

62.50%

75.00%

68.8%

No Pick

7

Chris Brockman

NFL

62.50%

75.00%

68.8%

PHI

8

Shaun O'Hara

NFL

50.00%

87.50%

68.8%

NOS

9

Gordon McGuinness

ProFootballFocus

62.50%

75.00%

68.8%

PHI

10

Steve Palazzolo

ProFootballFocus

62.50%

75.00%

68.8%

PHI

11

Andrea Hangst

Bleacher Report

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

12

Erik Frenz

Bleacher Report

50.00%

75.00%

62.5%

NOS

13

Matt Miller

Bleacher Report

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

14

Michael Schottey

Bleacher Report

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

15

Jason La Canfora

CBS

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

16

Ryan Wilson

CBS

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

NOS

17

Keyshawn Johnson

ESPN

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

18

Pick ‘em

ESPN

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

19

Seth Wickersham

ESPN

50.00%

75.00%

62.5%

NOS

20

Michael Fabiano

NFL

75.00%

50.00%

62.5%

No Pick

21

Dave Damashek

NFL

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

22

Marc Sessler

NFL

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

23

Ben Stockwell

ProFootballFocus

50.00%

75.00%

62.5%

PHI

24

Khaled Elsayed

ProFootballFocus

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

NOS

25

Rick Drummond

ProFootballFocus

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

26

Vinnie Iyer

Sporting News

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

PHI

27

Don Banks

Sports Illustrated

75.00%

50.00%

62.5%

PHI

28

Lindsay H. Jones

USA Today

62.50%

62.50%

62.5%

NOS

29

Les Carpenter

Yahoo

50.00%

66.67%

58.3%

No Pick

30

Zach Kruse

Bleacher Report

50.00%

62.50%

56.3%

PHI

31

Adam Schefter

ESPN

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

32

Cris Carter

ESPN

50.00%

62.50%

56.3%

PHI

33

Mike Golic

ESPN

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

34

Tom Jackson

ESPN

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

35

John Halpin

FOX

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

36

Michael Irvin

NFL

50.00%

62.50%

56.3%

PHI

37

Rich Eisen

NFL

75.00%

37.50%

56.3%

NOS

38

Sterling Sharpe

NFL

50.00%

62.50%

56.3%

PHI

39

Warren Sapp

NFL

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

40

Michael David Smith

PFT

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

41

Nathan Jahnke

ProFootballFocus

37.50%

75.00%

56.3%

PHI

42

Yahoo Users

Yahoo

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

NOS

43

Jim Corbett

USA Today

50.00%

62.50%

56.3%

PHI

44

Nate Davis

USA Today

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

45

Simon Samano

USA Today

62.50%

50.00%

56.3%

PHI

46

Matt Smith

NFL

50.00%

60.00%

55.0%

PHI

47

Brad Gagnon

Bleacher Report

37.50%

62.50%

50.0%

PHI

48

Josh Katzowitz

CBS

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

PHI

49

Will Brinson

CBS

62.50%

37.50%

50.0%

PHI

50

Eric Allen

ESPN

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

PHI

51

K.C. Joyner

ESPN

37.50%

62.50%

50.0%

PHI

52

Mark Schlereth

ESPN

62.50%

37.50%

50.0%

NOS

53

Mike Ditka

ESPN

37.50%

62.50%

50.0%

PHI

54

Ryan Fowler

FOX

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

PHI

55

Adam Rank

NFL

71.43%

28.57%

50.0%

PHI

56

Chris Law

NFL

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

PHI

57

Chris Wesseling

NFL

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

NOS

58

Gregg Rosenthal

NFL

62.50%

37.50%

50.0%

PHI

59

Henry Hodgson

NFL

62.50%

37.50%

50.0%

PHI

60

Kurt Warner

NFL

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

NOS

61

Melissa Stark

NFL

37.50%

62.50%

50.0%

PHI

62

NFL FAN PICKS

NFL

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

NOS

63

Steve Wyche

NFL

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

NOS

64

Mike Florio

PFT

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

NOS

65

Sam Monson

ProFootballFocus

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

PHI

66

Frank Schwab

Yahoo

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

No Pick

67

Black Tie

NFL

62.50%

37.50%

50.0%

No Pick

68

Accuscore

Accuscore

50.00%

50.00%

50.0%

NOS

69

Marshall Faulk

NFL

37.50%

57.14%

47.3%

No Pick

70

Mike Freeman

Bleacher Report

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

PHI

71

Tyson Langland

Bleacher Report

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

NOS

72

Dave Richard

CBS

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

PHI

73

Merill Hoge

ESPN

62.50%

25.00%

43.8%

NOS

74

Ron Jaworski

ESPN

37.50%

50.00%

43.8%

PHI

75

Elliot Harrison

NFL

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

PHI

76

Heath Evans

NFL

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

No Pick

77

Kevin Patra

NFL

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

PHI

78

Michael Silver

NFL

50.00%

37.50%

43.8%

PHI

79

Pickwatch

Pickwatch

62.50%

25.00%

43.8%

NOS

80

Neil Hornsby

ProFootballFocus

62.50%

25.00%

43.8%

PHI

81

Pete O'Brien

USA Today

37.50%

50.00%

43.8%

PHI

82

Tom Pelissero

USA Today

62.50%

25.00%

43.8%

NOS

83

Brian Baldinger

NFL

50.00%

28.57%

39.3%

PHI

84

Knox Bardeen

Bleacher Report

50.00%

25.00%

37.5%

NOS

85

John Breech

CBS

50.00%

25.00%

37.5%

NOS

86

Chris Mortensen

ESPN

62.50%

12.50%

37.5%

NOS

87

Joel Beall

FOX

37.50%

37.50%

37.5%

NOS

88

Dan Hanzus

NFL

37.50%

37.50%

37.5%

PHI

89

Steve Mariucci

NFL

50.00%

25.00%

37.5%

NOS

90

Coin Toss

None

37.50%

37.50%

37.5%

No Pick

91

Jarrett Bell

USA Today

50.00%

25.00%

37.5%

NOS

92

Pete Prisco

CBS

50.00%

12.50%

31.3%

NOS

93

Matt Bowen

Bleacher Report

37.50%

12.50%

25.0%

NOS

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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