Here’s a quick look at all the Week 11 NFL matchups with Sports Interaction NFL odds.
Teams are starting to separate themselves around the NFL as every division leader but one (Kansas City) is currently on at least a four-game winning streak. On the byes this week are Indianapolis, NY Jets, San Francisco and Carolina. The Sports Interaction NFL odds are up for Week 11 and we’ll take a look at each of the games here. Games Sunday unless noted.
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday
This could be a playoff preview with Tennessee leading the AFC South and Pittsburgh atop the AFC North. The last time these franchises played in 2014, Zach Mettenberger was the Titans’ QB. They have a bit better one now in Marcus Mariota. Both clubs enter on a four-game winning streak.
Point spread: Steelers -7 Pick ATS: Pittsburgh
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
The Lions avoided a potential trap game Sunday on a short week, beating the visiting and wretched Browns 38-24. Detroit trailed 24-17 late in the third quarter. Matt Stafford had three TD passes. The Bears came out of their bye and lost at home to Green Bay, 23-16. It would take too long to explain, but I recommend you check out “John Fox challenge” from that one. Utter disaster for the Bears. These NFC North rivals split last year, each winning a low-scoring game by three points at home. Chicago’s victory ended a six-game slide in the series.
Point spread: Lions -3 Pick ATS: Detroit
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns
The Browns should look to the Jaguars for inspiration because the past few years, Jacksonville was as sorry a franchise as Cleveland. Now the Jags are tied for the AFC South lead, while the winless Browns are somehow going backward. Jacksonville won a third straight Sunday, 20-17 in OT over the Chargers in a near miracle. Cleveland blew a 24-17 third-quarter lead in Detroit and fell 38-24.
Point spread: Jaguars -7.5 Pick ATS: Cleveland
Baltimore Ravens at Green Bay Packers
Matchup of Super Bowl-winning coaches in Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy. Neither likely will approach the big game this season. The Ravens are out of their bye week. The Packers won their first game since Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone, 23-16 in Chicago. Backup QB Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a score.
Point spread: Ravens -2.5 Pick ATS: Green Bay
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins
Bettors might want to consider fading these two teams the rest of the way. Why? They were supposed to play Week 1 in Miami, but Hurricane Irma postponed it. The NFL really had no other option than to reschedule the game for this week when both originally had a bye. Thus, the Bucs and Dolphins are at a disadvantage to the rest of the NFL because they will each play 16 weeks in a row. That could lead to players wearing down and/or getting injured. Tampa played without injured starting QB Jameis Winston and suspended star WR Mike Evans yet ended a five-game losing streak with a 15-10 victory over the Jets on Sunday. Winston won’t play here, either, but Evans will. Miami is on a short week as it visited Carolina on Monday in Week 10.
Point spread: TBA Pick ATS: TBA
Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings
Neither of these teams finished with a winning record in 2016, but both currently lead their respective divisions. Minnesota won a fifth game in a row Sunday, 38-30 at Washington. Case Keenum threw for 304 yards and four scores, all to different receivers. L.A. won its fourth straight, 33-7 vs. Houston. Jared Goff threw for a career-high 355 yards along with three scores. He’s a completely different guy from his 2016 rookie season.
Point spread: Vikings -2.5 Pick ATS: Minnesota
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints
Washington lost for the third time in four games Sunday, 38-30 at home to Minnesota. Kirk Cousins threw for 327 yards and a score while rushing for two TDs. Offense wasn’t the problem there. Might be time to take the Saints seriously as a Super Bowl contender as they trashed the Bills 47-10 in Buffalo for their seventh straight win. New Orleans rushed for 298 yards and six scores. This used to be a pass-happy team!
Point spread: Saints -7.5 Pick ATS: Washington
Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants
The Chiefs come out of their bye week. They were the last team in the NFL to lose this year but have dropped three of their past four. They still lead the AFC West. The one-win Giants officially hit rock bottom on Sunday with a 31-21 loss at previously winless San Francisco. It would be a minor upset at this point if the team hasn’t fired Coach Ben McAdoo by the time you read this. The Giants have not fired a coach during the season since 1976.
Point spread: Chiefs -11 Pick ATS: New York
Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans
Neither team has its starting quarterback as Arizona’s Carson Palmer probably is out for the season due to a broken arm, and Houston’s Deshaun Watson definitely is with a torn ACL. The Cards are 1-1 without Palmer after a 22-16 home loss to Seattle last Thursday. The Texans are 0-2 without Watson following a 33-7 loss at the Rams. Tom Savage struggled again with two picks – you might see a QB change this week.
Point spread: Cardinals -2.5 Pick ATS: Houston
Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers
The story line here is that the Chargers hired former Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn as their head coach this offseason. Lynn finished 2016 as Buffalo’s interim head coach for one game and many around the NFL thought he would get the full-time job. Instead, the Bills went with Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. Both teams lost Sunday – the Chargers should have won in Jacksonville but blew it.
Point spread: Chargers -4.5 Pick ATS: Los Angeles
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos
The Bengals lost 24-20 at Tennessee on Sunday, allowing the game-winning TD in the final minute. Top linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected in the second quarter after pushing the arm of an official so Burfict could be looking at a one-game suspension. The Broncos lost a fifth in row and continued to struggle offensively, 41-16 to New England. You might see another QB change in Denver. These teams played Week 3 last year in Cincinnati and the Broncos won 29-17. Trevor Siemian made history in that one in becoming the first quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in his NFL starting debut on the road. Alas, he’s now on the Denver bench.
Point spread: Broncos -2.5 Pick ATS: Denver
New England Patriots at Oakland Raiders
Oakland, coming out of its bye, is the home team for this matchup in Mexico City as the Raiders are one of the most popular NFL teams in that country. This was circled as one of the Top 10 games of the year back when the schedule was released, but the Raiders haven’t lived up to expectations yet. Oakland won in Mexico City last year, 27-20 against Houston. The Pats won a fifth consecutive game Sunday night, 41-16 in Denver. It was Tom Brady’s NFL record 86th regular-season road win.
Point spread: Patriots -5 Pick ATS: Oakland
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
A spectacular Sunday night matchup. The Eagles have the NFL’s best record and have taken over as the betting favourites to win their first-ever Super Bowl. They come out of their bye week and could all but wrap up the NFC East with a victory here. Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott began his six-game suspension on Sunday and was clearly missed in a 27-7 loss in Atlanta.
Point spread: Eagles -3 Pick ATS: Philadelphia
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks, Monday
The Seahawks are on extra rest after a win at Arizona last Thursday but lost one of their best players to a season-ending injury in Richard Sherman. The Falcons played perhaps their best game of the season – for sure defensively — with a 27-7 home win over Dallas. Atlanta lost in Seattle in a close game during the 2016 regular season but then blew out the Seahawks at the old Georgia Dome in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Point spread: Seahawks -3 Pick ATS: Seattle