NFL experts overwhelmingly pick Saints to knock off Bears

John Sigler
·1 min read

There isn’t much of an argument to be made about who should win Sunday’s Wild-Card Round playoffs game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears, per results surveyed from NFL Pickwatch. 96% of those in the know are siding with New Orleans, with a 4% minority picking the Bears to pull off an upset.

Now, that doesn’t guarantee anything. It’s just an informed perspective from experts around the league’s orbit. The same group picked the Saints to beat the Philadelphia Eagles by a similar margin, and, well, we saw how that turned out. So don’t take it as proof of the Saints automatically advancing to the next round.

Anyway: for the curious, experts picks for the other Wild-Card Round matchups have nearly-equal confidence in the Buffalo Bills (96%) over the Indianapolis Colts and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (93%) against the Washington Football Team. The Pittsburgh Steelers (86%) and Seattle Seahawks (85%) are also widely favored in their games with the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams, respectively, while the experts are a little more optimistic for a competitive game between the Baltimore Ravens (69%) and Tennessee Titans.

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