Last week was a beauty, going 10/13… thanks for nothing Baltimore, Tennessee and Philadelphia who are a deadset hot mess.
Here are my week 11 picks in what looks to be a cracking set of games.
SEAHAWKS 34, CARDINALS 33
Could go either way. The market heavily favours Seattle but their past month has been wayward.
BROWNS 24, EAGLES 17
The Eagles are awful. Questions arose this week – from within the building – about poor practice habits. Cleveland should move to 7-3!!!
SAINTS 30, FALCONS 27
Without Brees, it will be interesting to see whether Jameis – and Sean Payton – will still be aggressive offensively. Atlanta will challenge them off a bye.
BENGALS 24, WASHINGTON 21
Provided Tee Higgins plays, I’m giving Cincy the leg up here. It’s great to see Alex Smith back as a starting QB, though.
PANTHERS 27, LIONS 23
No CMC worries me but this is a gritty group in Carolina. The Lions are also capable of upsets so picking this one was tough.
STEELERS 30, JAGUARS 20
The further we go the more I expect Pittsburgh to drop a game they shouldn’t but I doubt this is the one.
RAVENS 34, TITANS 28
A month ago this would’ve been the game of the week. At present, both are in a form slump but both desperately need this W, despite both sitting at 6-3.
TEXANS 30, PATRIOTS 24
The Pats showed they can still make life tough on good teams last week but in Texas, I expect Deshaun to get busy and give them grief.
DOLPHINS 23, BRONCOS 20
Miami are one of the in-form teams in football. Incredible.
CHARGERS 31, JETS 20
IF the Chargers lose this… IF the Jets win this…
PACKERS 33, COLTS 24
Indy’s defence will trouble Rodgers and co., particularly in Indy but Aaron will find a way and I doubt Rivers can go with him.
VIKINGS 34, COWBOYS 17
Dalton may be back, but it will not matter. Minnesota are making their move.
CHIEFS 38, RAIDERS 34
Las Vegas went into Arrowhead and knocked off KC. I can smell a revenge game coming, especially after Vegas took a victory lap of the stadium after the week six contest.
BUCCANEERS 30, RAMS 28
Aaron Donald was labelled the ‘best defensive lineman to ever play in the NFL’ by ESPN’s Marcus Spears. He might need to be that to disrupt Tampa’s offence this week.