NFL Rankings (Week 13): Mort takes the lead

December 5, 2012  |  Sports

Here is how the NFL pundits from ESPN, Yahoo, and CBS Sports did with their Week 13 predictions. Chris Mortensen of ESPN posted the best performance, and as a result, toppled colleague Seth Wickersham for the season lead. Mortensen went 12-4 for the week, including several upsets such as the Chiefs over the Panthers, Seahawks over the Bears, and Redskins over the Giants. A slew of pundits were 11-5, including Keyshawn Johnson, who had struggled this season, and Mike Silver of Yahoo, who has consistently been a stellar performer.

Adam Schefter was the only one to pick the Rams over the 49ers, while only two pundits (Eric Allen and Ryan Wilson) had the Steelers beating the Ravens.

PunditWeek 13
# Correct
Week 13
$1 Yield
% correct
$1 Yield
Pundit Average10$1.0364%$1.03
Chris Mortensen (ESPN)12$1.2971%$1.19
Keyshawn Johnson (ESPN)11$1.2860%$0.96
Mike Silver (Yahoo)11$1.2669%$1.14
Mike Ditka (ESPN)11$1.2162%$1.01
Jason Cole (Yahoo)11$1.2068%$1.10
Les Carpenter (Yahoo)11$1.1760%$0.97
Merril Hoge (ESPN)11$1.1466%$1.07
Josh Katzowitz (CBS)10$1.1167%$1.09
Cris Carter (ESPN)11$1.1165%$1.02
Pete Prisco (CBS)11$1.1166%$1.05
Ron Jaworski (ESPN)11$1.1166%$1.04
Mike Freeman (CBS)10$1.0766%$1.08
Dave Richard (CBS)11$1.0663%$0.98
Adam Schefter (ESPN)10$1.0663%$0.98
Ryan Wilson (CBS)10$1.0360%$0.97
Tom Jackson (ESPN)10$1.0361%$0.97
Will Brinson (CBS)10$0.9765%$1.09
Eric Allen (ESPN)9$0.9658%$0.92
Clark Judge (CBS)10$0.9266%$1.03
Prediction Machine (CBS)10$0.9263%$0.97
Vegas Favorites10$0.9264%$0.96
Seth Wickersham (ESPN)9$0.8870%$1.17
Mark Schlereth (ESPN)9$0.8363%$0.99
Mike Golic (ESPN)8$0.7363%$1.01
Jason La Canfora (CBS)7$0.7361%$0.99
Accuscore (ESPN)8$0.6863%$0.96
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