NFL Enters Week 11


©The Talon News | Nicholas West

Jack Sevier, Reporter

It’s been 10 action-packed weeks of the NFL and we’ve been through numerous surprises. The Green Bay Packers are 4-6,  while the New York Jets and Giants are 6-3 and 7-2, and both the 5 seeds in their conferences. Tyreek Hill is on pace to break Cooper Kupp’s record-breaking season just a year ago, and Tom Brady is actually looking like a 45 year old man. 

As week 11 approaches, new trade pieces like CMC, Robbie Anderson, and James Robinson are settling in as we are in the midst of the playoff race. Some games this week could have huge impacts on the remainder of the season, and some games could be potential sneak peeks at playoff matchups. Here’s everything you need to know heading into week 11.

This week there are 4 teams on their bye. The Seattle Seahawks (6-4) lead the NFC West in a race no one expected them to show up to. The Cardinals and defending Super Bowl Champion Rams have both underperformed, and the 49ers continue to win with Jimmy G and prove to be the Seahawks only competition. The Miami Dolphins (7-3) also lead the AFC East as it’s anybody’s division with all 4 teams boasting a winning record, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets (6-3) both need big wins to stay tied for 1st with Miami. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) lead arguably the worst division in the league. You know the NFC South is bad when the 3-7 Panthers still have their playoff hopes alive. And finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) sit in 3rd place in the AFC South. After starting 2-1 their QB Trevor Lawrence said “We’re a tough team to beat” they’ve gone 1-6 since…maybe the bye week is a win in itself.

While those 4 teams can sit back and relax, these 28 teams still have to battle it out, so here’s this week’s schedule:

Thursday Night Football: 

Tennessee Titans (6-3) @ Green Bay Packers (4-6) (GB -3.0)

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, Titans double up with Derrick Henry offense, Titans win 21-17

Sunday Football:

Chicago Bears (3-7) @ Atlanta Falcons (4-6) (12:00 PM, ATL -3.0)

This game is impactful to the NFC South, Justin Fields is on fire, but Falcons win 27-20

Cleveland Browns (3-6) @ Buffalo Bills (6-3) (12:00 PM, BUF -8.5)

The Bills are in a slump yet playing well, Browns don’t have Watson, SB favs win 30-14

Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) @ Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1) (12:00 PM, PHI -6.5)

The Eagles are coming off a loss to WSH but the Colts are still bad, Eagles win 26-16

New York Jets (6-3) @ New England Patriots (5-4) (12:00 PM, NE -3.0)

An AFC East battle, both teams are hot, Jets have more star power as they win 17-13

Los Angeles Rams (3-6) @ New Orleans Saints (3-7) (12:00 PM, NO -4.0)

The defending champs are underwhelming & now w/out Cooper Kupp, Saints win 20-17

Detroit Lions (3-6) @ New York Giants (7-2) (12:00 PM, NYG -3.0)

The Lions are hot and will expose the Giants in an explosive shootout, Lions win 38-33

Carolina Panthers (3-7) @ Baltimore Ravens (6-3) (12:00 PM, BAL -12.0)

The Panthers still have hope in NFC South and will try their best, but Ravens win 28-23

Washington Commanders (5-5) @ Houston Texans (1-7-1) (12:00 PM, WSH -3.0)

The Commanders just beat the undefeated Texans, they win easily 28-9

Las Vegas Raiders (2-7) @ Denver Broncos (3-6) (3:05 PM, DEN -2.5)

The tank bowl of the week between 2 playoff rosters that can’t finish, but Raiders win 21-20

Dallas Cowboys (6-3) @ Minnesota Vikings (8-1) (12:00 PM, DAL -1.0)

As a Cowboys fan, I have to pick them to win and they’re favored, Cowboys win 35-27

Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) (3:25 PM, CIN -3.5)

The Bengals stay strong and keep momentum after their bye, Bengals win 31-10

Kansas City Chiefs (7-2) @ Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) (7:20 PM, KC -6.5)

Another primetime AFC West matchup, Chiefs run away with the division and win 33-24

Monday Night Football:

San Francisco 49ers (5-4) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-6) (7:15 PM, SF -8.0)

CMC & Deebo will heavily pound the run game as the 49ers win convincingly 31-17