By: Ryan Wooley
Is it really the middle of November and are we really 10 weeks into the football season!? It honestly feels like the season just started but believe it or not we’re closer to the season being over than the start.
Last week I had another productive week with my picks. Wouldn’t call it a solid week as I finished 7-5. Could have been either 7-6 or 8-5 if the 49ers/Rams game didn’t end in a tie, but alas they did so it brings my overall record to 73-50-1.
I’m putting the tie in there because I don’t know where to put the game and to prove a point that there should never be a tie in an NFL game.
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Week 11 NFL action (Minus Bills/Dolphins on Thursday Night)
Cardinals @ Falcons: This is a classic scenario of a team that is angry after losing the week before while another was resting up and game planning. Perhaps Atlanta drops their second straight because they are too focused on last week? I don’t think so. Atlanta wins.
Cowboys vs. Browns: Dallas picked up a much needed victory over Philadelphia in Philly and truly embarrassed the Eagles. Grant it, they knocked Vick out of the game but a win is a win. This game should be no problem for the ‘boys’. Dallas wins.
Bengals @ Chiefs: Probably the ugliest game on the schedule this week between two teams that are going nowhere this season. I had high expectations for Cincinnati after last year’s playoff appearance but they’ve struggled to have any consistency this season. After beating the Giants last week they will be riding high and should take this one to move to 5-5 on the year. Bengals win.
Rams vs. Jets: Did you know a game can end in a tie? Well if you didn’t, you learned like some of the Rams players last week. Did you also know the Jets aren’t good this year? If not, you’ll soon learn after this game. Rams win.
Eagles @ Redskins: Vick out with a concussion? No contest. Redskins roll.
Panthers vs. Bucs: Tampa Bay has been a quiet team all season and sits one game over .500 at 5-4 while the Panthers have just had a dreadful year. This should be a shootout and in the end, I see Cam Newton winning it for Carolina.
Jags @ Texans: After a poor showing against the Bears in a driving rain on Monday Night football they should have no problem with Jacksonville. I say Houston takes this game by no less than four touchdowns.
Raiders vs. Saints: Remember when the Saints were left for dead? Remember when they couldn’t seem to find the win column? Well since their 0-4 start, they have won four of their last five including knocking off the undefeated Falcons last week (which I called by the way). Oakland should be no problem and they get to .500 for the first time this season. New Orleans wins.
Chargers @ Broncos: Peyton Manning has been sacked just 11 times this season and has the two leading receivers in yardage on his team. Norv Turner and the Chargers meanwhile are known to start playing well at the end of November and through December, but I don’t see it happening against Denver. Broncos move to 7-3.
Patriots vs. Colts: Remember back in the day when Peyton Manning and Tom Brady had these classic battles with New England winning the majority of them? Well, that will continue, even with Luck under center for Indy. Patriots win.
Ravens @ Steelers: A classic AFC North showdown in the steel city. Baltimore has been on cruise control pretty much all season with Pittsburgh has battled through injuries. I see this one coming down to a last second field goal with the Ravens winning in the end.
49ers vs. Bears: Remember what I said about the Eagles having no chance with Vick out with a concussion? Same goes for Chicago. Jay Cutler is out so count the win for San Francisco.
Lions vs. Packers: Well last week was a must-win for Detroit if they wanted to make it easy on themselves to make the playoffs. However, with the loss, they now must find some way to win three straight at home over Green Bay, Houston and Indy to even have a chance at the postseason. I don’t see that happening because I don’t see them beating Green Bay. The Packers have won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the two and that’s because Detroit knocked Aaron Rodgers out with a concussion back in 2010. Packers win and the Lions fall to 4-6.