Experts: Big week for NFC South

October, 5, 2012
10/05/12
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The ESPN Expert Picks for Week 5 are out and, for the first time all season, every NFC South team that’s playing (the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a bye) is the favorite.

Eleven members of the panel of 14 picked the undefeated Atlanta Falcons to go up to Washington and win against the Redskins.

The numbers are the same on the New Orleans Saints against the San Diego Chargers. The Saints may be winless, but the experts appear to think that Drew Brees’ chance to break Johnny Unitas’ record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass will give New Orleans plenty of motivation.

Eleven panelists also have the Carolina Panthers defeating the Seattle Seahawks.

If the experts are right, this will be the best week of what’s been a pretty rough start to the season by the NFC South, with the exception of the Falcons.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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