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Much ado has been made by Saints fans regarding the amount of attention and respect the Who Dat's receive in the national spotlight. This Sunday, the black and gold will face-off against Gang Green, both teams talented and undefeated. With the Saints regularly getting little to no respect my initial thinking was that most, if not all, of the "experts" within major football media outlets would have predicted a Jets victory.

To my surprise, I couldn't have been more wrong. After compiling thirty-three different predictions for this weekends game from sources like ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and such, only three of them saw New York as the winner in their crystal ball, one of whom is real estate mogul Donald Trump. Stick to reality television, Donny.  

I'd also like to point at that during my thorough research, the Saints/Jets matchup was front page fodder for many of these media outlets, receiving more in-depth analysis and detailed coverage I've ever seen since 2006. While it's fair to say that a major cause of this extra attention can be attributed to the perfect records of both squads, I think it's fair to say that if the Saints manage to stay perfect this intense media spotlight will become the rule rather than the exception. So for those of you complaining about the amount of awareness and appreciation given our favorite football team, heed this warning: Be careful what you wish for. 

Make the jump to look at who the "experts" are picking this Sunday. Then, discuss your thoughts on all of this. 

CBS Sports

Harmon Forecast - New York Jets

Pete PriscoNew Orleans Saints

Clark Judge - New Orleans Saints

Greg Urbano - New Orleans Saints

Peter Madden New Orleans Saints

Dave Richard - New York Jets

 

ESPN

Eric Allen - New Orleans Saints

Mike Golic - New Orleans Saints

Merril Hoge - New Orleans Saints

Ron Jaworski - New Orleans Saints

Chris Mortensen - New Orleans Saints

Adam Schefter - New Orleans Saints

Mark Schlereth - New Orleans Saints

Wikersham - New Orleans Saints

ESPN Accuscore - New Orleans Saints

Pigskin Pick 'Em - New Orleans Saints

 

ESPN Sunday Countdown

Mike Ditka - New Orleans Saints

Chris Carter - New Orleans Saints

Tom Jackson - New Orleans Saints

 

Fox Sports

Jay Glazer - New Orleans Saints

Alex Marvez - New Orleans Saints

John Czarnecki - New Orleans Saints

Adam Schein - New Orleans Saints

Peter Schrager - New Orleans Saints

Adrian Hasenmayer - New Orleans Saints

Sports Xchange - New Orleans Saints

 

Sports Illustrated

Peter King - New Orleans Saints

Adam Duerson - New Orleans Saints

 

Walter Football

Walter Cherepinksy - New Orleans Saints

 

Inside the NFL

Cris Colinsworth - New Orleans Saints

Warren Sapp - New Orleans Saints

Phil Simms - New Orleans Saints

 

Donald Trump

The Trump - New York Jets