Week 11 is here! Playoffs will start in no time. NFL analysts are starting to wonder who will win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, and so on. Hold on your horses! We still have six more weeks before Week 17!
Starting with Thursday Night Football, New Orleans will play at Carolina. Do you remember when Atlanta played Carolina? Matt Ryan registered 500 passing yards along with Julio Jones racking up 300 receiving yards. I predict that the same thing will happen today as Carolina defense will st ruggle to stop New Orleans. It will be a high scoring game and New Orleans will win.
Onto on Sunday games, Pittsburgh will play at Cleveland. So far, Cleveland has ZERO wins. Looking at Cleveland’s schedule, I think they have a good shot at going 0-16! Poor Cleveland Browns. With this being said, it is an easy pick and Pittsburgh will handle Cleveland on the road.
Baltimore will travel to play Dallas on the road. Dallas has been on a hot streak. Tony Romo announced a couple of days ago that he has accepted the fact that Dak Prescott is the starting quarterback. However, there are reports that Tony Romo did plead his case to win his starting job back. Apparently, Dallas did not agree to it because Dak Prescott is on a 9 game winning streak. Make it 10 wins!
Jacksonville will travel to play Detroit. Interestingly, SportsMX called me out and said that I gave up on Detroit back then. I love it that you called me out! Will I pick Jacksonville to win like Mr. Martin of SportsMX did? Twice this season, Detroit was favored by 7 points. Detroit lost both games to Tennessee and Chicago. Will they repeat the feat? I admit I am scared, but I am picking Detroit to win.
Tennessee will play their division rival Indianapolis. Both are fighting for the top spot in their division. It is a key game for Indianapolis. Since this is a home game, I like Indianapolis to beat Tennessee.
Buffalo will head out west to play Cincinnati. Lately, I have been showing strong faith in Cincinnati by picking them to win several games. They have disappointed me big time as they keep on losing. Playing Buffalo at home, I am not going to pick Cincinnati to win this time. Cincinnati is not giving their quarterback the protection they need. Buffalo will do the same thing this Sunday. Buffalo will win this one in a close game.
Tampa Bay will play at Kansas City. Kansas City and Oakland are tied in the AFC West. I do not see Kansas City losing this one. They have a strong group of offensive and defensive. Kansas City will win this one.
Chicago will travel to play New York Giants. This is a tricky game. New York Giants is heavily favored, but I have to warn you that Chicago Defense is underrated and they are pretty good. However, I think Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. will find a way and squeak out a close win over Chicago.
Arizona will play at Minnesota. It is going to be a good game as Las Vegas thinks there is no clear cut winner here line. I am a bit surprised because I think Arizona will dominate Minnesota. Minnesota does not have an offensive line to protect Sam Bradford and Arizona’s defense is pretty good. I predict that Arizona will win easily.
Miami will travel to play Los Angeles Rams. I have to admit that I am somewhat puzzled that Jared Goff, the number one NFL pick last year, has not played one snap. Los Angeles thinks he is not ready to play and does not want to ruin his confidence if they decide to insert Goff in the game. I guess they want to save Goff for next year. With that being said, I am going with Miami.
New England will fly west to play San Francisco 49ers. I will keep this short and simple. I am not going to announce that SF will upset New England. New England is pissed off from last week as they lost to Seattle. There is no way New England will lose two consecutive weeks. New England will destroy San Francisco.
Philadelphia at Seattle is an interesting game. Philadelphia was hot but went on a short losing streak. They got a much needed win against Atlanta last week. They will have to face Seattle who beat New England last week. Philadelphia will not win at Seattle period. Seattle wins!
Sunday Night Football- Green Bay will play at Washington. Can you believe that Tennessee absolutely drilled Green Bay last week? I know I picked Tennessee to beat Green Bay, but I did not expect this to be a blowout game. Green Bay is in big trouble! Washington is a decent team even though they are almost in last place in NFC East as they are third in their division. Washington knows they cannot afford to lose this game versus Green Bay Packers. Washington wins this one!
Finally- on Monday Night Football- Houston will play Oakland Raiders. Oakland still holds the first place spot in the NFC West, errr, I mean the AFC West. They are tied with Kansas City. Oakland knows they cannot lose to Houston if they want to maintain the first place lead. Brock Osweiler has been playing like a rookie quarterback. Even Houston’s offensive coordinator has confirmed that. He said that he is pleased with Brock Osweiler’s progress though. Playing at Oakland, I see Oakland finding different ways to win this one.
That’s it for my Week 11 picks.. Don’t forget to email YOUR picks to NFLDPANPICKS@gmail.com.
See you guys next week!