CHARLOTTE - The New Orleans Saints are in town for a Monday Night Football matchup with the Carolina Panthers. While New Orleans is riding high and in line for a first-round bye, Carolina has lost five straight games.
The experts are almost unanimously picking the Saints to win this week. Here’s a quick review of their Week 15 predictions.
First up, New Orleans gets a clean sweep at ESPN, where all 10 of their panelists pick the Saints.
CBS Sports: Saints
The Panthers just avoided a shutout at CBS Sports. Seven of their eight experts predicted a New Orleans win.
SB Nation: Saints
All seven of SB Nation’s experts picked the Saints. So did the Odds Shark computer. The Panthers won their coin flip, though.
USA TODAY: Saints
It’s another sweep at USA TODAY, where all five national writers are picking the Saints.
Over at NFL.com, Elliot Harrison has New Orleans winning by a score of 30-20.
Pro Football Focus: Saints
Last but not least, all four experts at PFF went with the Saints.
There’s good reason why practically everyone predicted a New Orleans victory. While the Panthers are playing at home and have a whole lot more to lose, it’s difficult to see them beating a real contender right now given how poorly their defense has performed the last five games. Saints 31, Panthers 23.