Week 11 of the NFL season has arrived -With only 6 weeks of the regular season left, every game is vital for teams in the playoff hunt. Here’s our predictions for this week.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cleveland Browns (1 PM EST)
The Jacksonville Jaguars head to Cleveland this week for a match-up against the winless Browns. The Jags have now won 3 in a row and that streak will continue – but don’t look for the Browns to just roll over, Cleveland will make it interesting.
Final: 28-23 Jaguars over Browns
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Miami Dolphins (1 PM EST)
Miami will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, as the Dolphins look to get back on track after losing 3 in row. The Buccaneers are 3-6 sitting at the bottom of the NFC South. Jay Cutler and the Dolphins will have no problem getting the W at home.
Final: 24-17 Dolphins over Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens @ Green Bay Packers (1 PM EST)
The Packers are hoping to stay in the NFC North race as the Baltimore Ravens come to town – beating a division rival on the road last week should give Bret Hundley a boost in confidence, but this game will come down to Green Bay’s ability to run the ball. Baltimore’s run stop defense will be up to the challenge.
Final: 24-19 Ravens over Packers
Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears (1 PM EST)
The Detroit Lions head to Chicago this week for a NFC North match-up against the last place Bears. The Lions are 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Bears. Detroit let the Browns run for over 200 yards last week which is not a good sign – especially knowing Bears second year stud Jordan Howard ready to go. Once again – this game will fall on the shoulders of Matthew Stafford as he carries the Lions to their 3rd straight win.
Final: 31-17 Lions over Bears
Los Angeles Rams @ Minnesota Vikings (1 PM EST)
Jared Goff and the first place Los Angeles Rams head to the stadium that will host the Superbowl this February. Both the Vikings and the Rams have a record of 7-2, this is the game of the week. The Vikings will battle but with a big help from Todd Gurley – the Los Angeles Rams will improve to 8-2.
Final: 28-23 Rams over Vikings
Arizona Cardinals @ Houston Texans (1 PM EST)
The injury-riddled Texans will host the Arizona Cardinals this week. The key to this game will be Adrian Peterson, if he can get going the Cards will pull it out – but Houston’s run defense is tough, giving up only 3.7 yards per carry. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert will get his first career the start for the Cardinals – and Tom Savage will be leading the offense for the Texans.
Final: 19-13 Texans over Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs @ New York Giants (1 PM EST)
The Kansas City Chiefs will head to New York to face the 1-8 Giants. Look for Travis Kelce to have a big game as the Giants have allowed at least 1 touchdown to an opposing tight end in 10 straight games. The Chiefs will have no problem getting a W this week.
Final: 30-10 Chiefs over Giants
Washington Redskins @ New Orleans Saints (1 PM EST)
Another marquee match-up this week as the Redskins head to New Orleans to face the red-hot Saints. Drew Brees and the Saints have won their last 7 in a row, they’re looking to keep that streak alive this week. Washington QB Kirk Cousins will have to be careful with New Orleans rookie Marshaun Lattimore – who has been dominant for the Saints defense this season. This should be a close one, but home field advantage will definitely play a big factor.
Final: 29-23 Saints over Redskins
Buffalo Bills @ San Diego Chargers (4:05 PM EST)
The Buffalo Bills head to sunny San Diego this week for a match-up against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers. If San Diego can run the ball against the Bills struggling run defense they have a shot at winning this one. Buffalo benched QB Tyrod Taylor so rookie Nathan Peterman will get the start this week – which is why we’re giving this one to San Diego.
Final: 20-17 Chargers over Bills
Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos (4:25 PM EST)
The Cincinnati Bengals will go to Denver this week to take on the struggling Broncos. Denver has now lost 5 in a row – as they sit at the bottom of the AFC West at 3-6. Denver’s Von Miller will have a field day with the Bengals weak offensive line as the Broncos finally end their losing streak.
Final: 19-16 Broncos over Bengals
New England Patriots @ Oakland Raiders (4:25 PM EST in Mexico City)
The Pats and Raiders head to Mexico City this week for what was a very anticipated game at the beginning of the season. The Raiders are looking to get back to .500 and keep pace with the Chiefs in the AFC West. Unfortunately for them, they are facing Tom Brady and the Patriots. New England wins this one with ease.
Final: 29-19 Patriots over Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys (8:30 PM EST)
This weeks prime-time Sunday night match-up is an NFC East rivalry game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles have the best record in all of football at 8-1, while the Cowboys will look to stay in the NFC wildcard race. Dallas will make this one interesting, but Carson Wentz and the Eagles will find a way to edge this one out.
Final: 29-27 Eagles over Cowboys
Monday Night Football
Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks (8:30 PM EST)
The Falcons head to Seattle for this weeks Monday night match-up against the Seahawks. Atlanta will hope to stay in the NFC wildcard race with a big win in Seattle. The Seahawks are only a game back on the LA Rams – who have a tough match-up against the Vikings this week. A win against the Falcons could possibly have Seattle tied for first place in their division with only 5 weeks of the regular season left. Seattle has the edge in this game against the defending NFC Champions – but Matt Ryan will find a way. Atlanta wins a close one under the bright lights.
Final: 24-20 Falcons over Seahawks