Experts Make Their Picks for Sunday

Experts Make Their Picks for Sunday

Jay Adams

Published January 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM

As the divisional round game between the Falcons and Seahawks draws closer, the experts are making their picks for the game and I’ve compiled a sampling of some of them below.

Check them out:

  • SI.com’s Peter King: “Most significant NFL Wednesday injury report line: “ATL – DE John Abraham (ankle), limited.” He’d better not be limited Sunday, two weeks after what looked to be worse than the apparently nasty ankle sprain Abraham suffered in the last game of the season. Not quite sure why, with Seattle missing its best pass rusher (Chris Clemons, torn ACL on the FedEx cow pasture last week) and Abraham likely not at full health, I pick only 30 points to be scored here. I think both secondaries will play stout and smart, and the physicality of the Seattle back four (or five, or six) will have a big impact on the game.” PICK: Seahawks 17, Falcons 13
  • NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison: “Trailing by six late, the Atlanta Falcons get a field goal and a clutch defensive stand to get the ball back, but can’t get it done against the Seattle Seahawks’ secondary on the final possession. That’s what I’m calling, although my Seattle pick doesn’t feel as strong without the team’s best pass rusher in Chris Clemons.” PICK: Seahawks 27, Falcons 24
  • NFL.com Experts: NFL.com is 11-7 in favor of the Seahawks. Click here to see their picks.
  • ESPN.com Experts: Nine of ESPN.com’s experts choose the Falcons to win Sunday. Click here to see their picks.
  • CBS.com’s Experts: Of eight experts and one computer, the Falcons earned just two picks to win Sunday’s game against Seattle — from Pete Prisco and Will Brinson. Click here to view all the picks.
  • Bleacher Report Experts: The Falcons receive four of the 11 nods from Bleacher Report. Click here to view their picks.
  • USA Today Experts: The writers at USA Today are split, 4-4, between the Falcons and Seahawks. Click here to view their picks.

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