NFL Week 11 options the Vikings and Cowboys battling to find out which is the higher group within the NFC, a key AFC West battle on Sunday evening between the Chiefs and Chargers and we’d get our first snow recreation of the 12 months, as Buffalo is meant to get a number of toes of snow between now and Sunday night. The Bills are scheduled to host the Browns at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Thursday evening options the Packers as slight favorites at house towards the Tennessee Titans. The Ravens are favored by practically 13 factors towards the Carolina Panthers and are the largest favorites of the week on the betting card.

One of the extra fascinating spreads of the week finds the Dallas Cowboys favored on the street at Minnesota. Yep, the Vikings (8-1) are underdogs at house after beating the Bills, whereas the Cowboys (6-3) blew a 14-point result in the Packers at Lambeau Field.

The 49ers are favored by greater than a landing for his or her Monday evening matchup towards the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City. Kyler Murray missed Sunday’s recreation towards the Rams and will probably be fascinating to observe his standing all through the week.

Favorites are 88-58-1 straight up this season, however underdogs are 81-60-6 towards the unfold (57.4%)

Odds replace stay. The Jaguars, Dolphins, Seahawks and Buccaneers are on bye this week. 

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers season is hanging by a thread, and if they’re going to flip it round, they’re going to want to begin stacking wins instantly. They picked up an enormous win on Sunday towards Dallas and are again house on Thursday evening for one more high group when the Tennessee Titans come into Lambeau Field. The Packers, regardless of their struggles, are nonetheless a subject purpose favourite.

Kickoff is ready for 8:15 p.m. ET from Green Bay. The recreation can be proven on Amazon Prime.

Thanks to a five-game dropping streak that buried them deep within the NFC standings, it has been a extremely troublesome season for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers has regarded like a fraction of his former self, and the offense has simply been seemingly caught in impartial following the offseason commerce of broad receiver Davante Adams.

Not solely are the Packers down within the standings, however they aren’t getting many breaks the remainder of the best way relating to their schedule, with Tennessee, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Miami all remaining on the schedule, in addition to what ought to be a tricky rivalry street recreation in Chicago.

Even although the underside half of the NFC playoff image seems up for grabs, the Packers have nearly no margin for error.

The Titans, in the meantime, are within the driver’s seat for the AFC South crown, and now that beginning quarterback Ryan Tannehill is again, they’ve some semblance of a passing recreation once more. He threw for a pair of touchdowns in his return to the lineup within the Titans’ win over Denver this previous week.

Even with that, the Titans’ offense nonetheless runs via celebrity operating again Derrick Henry, who has gotten himself again on observe over the previous months. He has topped the 100-yard mark in 5 of his previous six video games and can be going towards one of many league’s worst run defenses on Thursday.

Given the struggles of each offenses this season and the quick week, it doesn’t appear to be an enormous offensive recreation. The over/beneath sits at 41 for Thursday.

The unhealthy information for the Chicago Bears: They have misplaced three video games in a row and seem headed towards one other misplaced season. The excellent news? They appear to have discovered their quarterback in Justin Fields. Fields and the Bears take their instantly resurgent offense on the street to Atlanta on Sunday, the place they’re a subject purpose underdog towards the Falcons.

Kickoff is ready for 1 p.m. ET Sunday from Atlanta. The recreation can be televised on FOX.

Fields has been one of many greatest tales within the NFL over the previous few weeks as he has gone from trying like a borderline bust to a blossoming star.

He has rushed for greater than 140 yards in back-to-back video games, accounting for 13 touchdowns (dashing and passing) and solely two interceptions over his previous 4 video games. The Bears offense has taken a large flip throughout that point, averaging greater than 31 factors over the previous 4 contests.

The Falcons, in the meantime, are nonetheless attempting to remain within the NFC South race and enter the week a recreation again of Tampa Bay for the highest spot. Their offense has been carried by a robust operating recreation all season, however they’ve hit a rut in current weeks. Atlanta has misplaced three of its previous 4 video games and failed to attain 20 factors in every loss.

Despite their current struggles, the Falcons nonetheless have a shot within the NFC South with a manageable schedule the remainder of the best way. Including the Bears, 5 of their ultimate seven opponents have dropping data whereas they shut the common season at house towards first-place Tampa Bay. There remains to be a path to the division, however they have to make the most of these video games towards dropping groups.

Both groups have defenses that rank among the many worst within the NFL, and given the best way Fields has performed currently and the best way Atlanta’s offense has proven flashes of having the ability to put factors on the board, there’s a actual likelihood this recreation turns right into a observe meet. The over/beneath of fifty is tied (with Kansas City and the Chargers) for the very best mark of the week.

Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens

Carolina isn’t a 3-7 group. I imply, they’re, however they aren’t. Steve Wilks is 2-3 as head coach (and a missed subject purpose away from 3-2) and has remodeled the Panthers into an thrilling group to observe — from D’Onta Foreman’s string of 100-yard video games to Baker Mayfield’s enthusiasm in his new/former backup function. This isn’t a group you need to face — they’ve put up three video games of 330-plus yards (beneath Matt Rhule and with Christian McCaffrey, they’d…zero). They’ve twice held opponents to beneath 16 factors. Their post-game locker room victory celebrations are stuffed with exuberance. They have one of the crucial thrilling younger defenders within the NFL in Jaycee Horn.

And but… they’re practically a two-touchdown underdog. The kickoff between the Ravens and Panthers is at 1 p.m. Sunday from Baltimore. Fox will televise the sport.

The Ravens have allowed the fifth-most passing yards within the NFL this season. While the Panthers haven’t essentially been good at that, Baker Mayfield has weapons — DJ Moore, Laviska Shenault, Terrace Marshall, Raheem Blackshear and Tommy Tremble. It can be fascinating to see if Foreman, who has three 100-yard video games in his final 4, can break via that very same Baltimore protection, which has allowed the third-fewest dashing yards within the NFL this time season — and that was earlier than they acquired Roquan Smith.

Lamar Jackson began the season trying like a sure-fire MVP candidate, however he’s cooled off significantly, with simply six touchdowns — dashing and passing mixed — in his final six video games. But the Ravens are 4-2 in that span, so separating fantasy from actuality is perhaps one of the best route right here. Are they successful regardless of Jackson’s stoop… or are they successful as a result of Jackson is doing what he must do to place them ready to win?  He hasn’t thrown an interception in three video games or only one fumble in his final three. But nonetheless… large favorites to a Carolina group that has been aggressive — outdoors of that catastrophe towards the Bengals — appears steep.

Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

Don’t look now, however the Buffalo Bills have instantly misplaced back-to-back video games and are in third place within the AFC East. They look to get again on observe this week towards the Cleveland Browns and are greater than a landing favourite.

Something to regulate for this recreation, particularly because it pertains to the over/beneath (41): Buffalo is predicted to get hit with a large snowstorm that would dump a number of toes of snow on the realm earlier than and through the recreation. That may show problematic for each offenses. Winds are additionally anticipated to gust as much as 30 mph on Sunday.

Kickoff is ready for 1 p.m. ET from Buffalo. The recreation can be televised on CBS.

The large concern for the Bills the previous few weeks has been some sloppy play from celebrity quarterback Josh Allen who has instantly developed some turnover points. He has thrown six interceptions over Buffalo’s previous three video games and likewise misplaced a vital fumble in the long run zone that allowed Minnesota to take a late lead on Sunday. Even although Allen led a game-tying subject purpose drive to ship the sport into time beyond regulation, he ended the sport with a horrible interception in the long run zone.

The Bills have one of many league’s finest offenses, however they don’t have any operating recreation outdoors of Allen, who leads the group with 476 yards dashing. They want extra from their operating backs, and so they want Allen to do a greater job defending the soccer if they’re going to get again on observe. The turnover issues in current weeks have already put a dent of their quest for a bye week and home-field benefit all through the playoffs.

Cleveland nonetheless has one of many league’s finest operating backs, Nick Chubb, to assist carry its offense, however all the pieces else has fallen off a cliff because the season has progressed. The Browns enter the sport, having misplaced 5 of their previous six video games to quickly drop them out of rivalry within the AFC playoff race. The purpose was to remain in rivalry lengthy sufficient for Deshaun Watson to return again from his suspension and perhaps give the offense a carry, however that has not occurred.

For no matter issues the offense has had, the protection has been a a lot larger concern and has allowed 26.4 factors per recreation. Only the Detroit Lions have been worse.

Week 11’s cross-conference battle between Washington and Houston options two groups sitting on the backside of their respective divisions. With only one win to their title, the Texans head into Sunday’s matchup as small underdogs at house.

The Texans will look to win their first house recreation of the season at 1 p.m. ET  Sunday on FOX. The Commanders have solely made it into, or out of, the teenagers twice over the previous 5 video games, which implies even Houston’s bottom-tier NFL offense, by way of yards (301.2) and factors per recreation (16.6), may be capable to muster up sufficient manufacturing to tug off a win. But how life like is it to belief that Davis Mills, Dameon Pierce and Co. will accomplish that?

While being on the backside of a loaded NFC East is nothing to be ashamed of in 2022, contemplating the Commanders’ 5-5 report, it’s certainly unideal for Ron Rivera and his group. As the season grows shorter, the Commanders have gotten to start stringing some wins. Sunday’s go to to Houston is the proper alternative to set the tone for the remainder of the season by piecing collectively consecutive victories after their upset of the Eagles on Monday evening.

Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts

This recreation between the Colts and the Eagles instantly has some intrigue! The Eagles are nonetheless favored by practically a landing on the street.

Kickoff is ready for 1 p.m. ET Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium. CBS will broadcast the sport.

Monday morning, all of us assumed the story right here could be Jeff Saturday’s second recreation as Colts head coach — would the euphoria fade? Could he repeat his win towards the Raiders with a large upset towards the Eagles? Will all the flighty media panorama change their minds to “this was a bad idea”?

But now, after the Commanders shellacked the Eagles on Monday evening soccer, the story has a few new twists. Are the Eagles sloppy? Is their success unsustainable? Will the Colts catch them at simply the appropriate time, or will Nick Sirianni have his group tightened up for the sport towards the group he served as OC for earlier than taking the Eagles job?

Jeff Saturday saved saying he knew methods to lead, and no one listened till it was too late — after which the scramble started to fete the most popular coach on the town. It could be superior if, on this copycat league full of nepotism, Saturday begins a pattern of just lately retired gamers with no expertise getting head teaching jobs. It might be an exquisite experiment, an unbelievable catastrophe, and may truly assist the NFL with its variety issues. Is Jay Ajayi the following coach of the Raiders? Mike and Maurkice Pouncey as modern-day Ryans, helming the Lions? Is Adam Vinatieri taking on for Nathaniel Hackett in Denver??

For a rustic that loves disruptors, the Saturday hiring was met with loads of resentment and jealousy by teaching and NFL elites. Yes, it’s a gross option to circumvent the Rooney Rule. But that’s on Irsay, the Colts, Roger Goodell and the NFLPA — not Saturday. But the person is aware of a locker room, can relate to the gamers, let his assistants do their jobs, and be that head determine who conjures up the gamers and prepares them weekly. He’s additionally a six-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion who can repair the Colts’ leaky traces and provides Matt Ryan time to throw and Jonathan Taylor lanes to run. Remember that Irsay quote you noticed loads from the introductory press convention? “You want to bet against this guy? Put your money down, people.” Do what he stated proper earlier than that? Irsay informed a narrative a few time Saturday pulled himself out of middle to dam Trevor Pryce:

“‘Hey, we can’t block Trevor Pryce against Denver. We can’t block him.’”

Jeff stated, ‘I can block him.’ We’ll transfer him to protect for one recreation. He blocked him.

Both the Jets and Patriots sat final Sunday and loved the perks of Week 10 byes, which ought to make for a rested and well-played AFC East showdown. The Patriots are favored by a subject purpose at house.

The website for this all-important AFC East battle can be Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, the place the Patriots will host the Jets at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX. New England will seemingly play to its two strengths — its robust protection and its floor assault, spearheaded by Rhamondre Stevenson — to hold them to a different victory over New York. Such an strategy might not be horny, but it surely’s been a successful formulation for the Pats.

New York’s formulation for achievement is much like the Patriots’, with stout protection and dedication to efficiently operating the soccer being what works finest. There are few causes to not count on the Jets’ protection to proceed its stellar play. Still, with standout rookie operating again Breece Hall completed for the season, there are actually just a few extra query marks with the backfield obligations shared between Michael Carter and James Robinson.

Nevertheless, BetMGM tasks this to be one of many lowest-scoring video games of the week. That projection may maintain if each groups can in some way persist with their scripts.

The Los Angeles Rams’ title protection is popping right into a catastrophe, and they’re operating out of time to get it again on observe. They attempt to snap their three-game dropping streak on Sunday once they go to the New Orleans Saints. The Saints, who’ve misplaced two in a row and 4 of their previous 5, are a bit greater than a field-goal favourite.

Kickoff is ready for 1 p.m. ET from the Superdome. The recreation can be televised on FOX.

The greatest concern for the Rams this season has been an offense that has fully evaporated. They are twenty ninth within the league averaging simply 16.4 factors per recreation, and are actually coping with a serious harm to broad receiver Cooper Kupp.

Matthew Stafford has been having a brutal season when wholesome, and backup John Wolford didn’t fare higher when he needed to begin this previous Sunday with Stafford sidelined because of a concussion. The Rams have scored greater than 20 factors only one time because the begin of October. Stafford practiced on Wednesday and seems to be in line to get the beginning on Sunday, barring any setbacks.

The Saints have been decimated by accidents currently and haven’t discovered any consistency at quarterback, with Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton struggling once they have been beneath middle.

While the protection has improved over the previous few weeks, it stays one of many worst within the NFL this season. The offense has considerably regressed over the previous two weeks, managing simply 23 complete factors in back-to-back losses to Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

The solely excellent news for every group is that they each play in unhealthy divisions. That is perhaps the one factor protecting the door even barely open for them.

Detroit Lions at New York Giants

The Detroit Lions lastly received a street recreation with Dan Campbell as their head coach final week. Can they make it two street wins in a row on the street and three wins in a row general? They on the stunning Giants (7-2) Sunday as small underdogs.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday from MetLife Stadium. FOX will televise the sport.

Saquon Barkley is again to his standard self after struggling via injury-riddled seasons in 2020 and 2021. He solely wants 69 yards Sunday to eclipse 1,000 yards for the season, and he’s reached the top zone six occasions.

The Giants’ protection is ranked ninth in scoring allowed giving up solely 19.2 factors per recreation, however they’re extra in direction of the center of the pack permitting 350.2 yards per recreation of offense to opposing groups.

Detroit’s offense is close to the league’s high in each yards gained and factors per recreation. Jared Goff’s reference to Amon-Ra St. Brown is their finest weapon within the passing recreation. At the identical time, Jamaal Williams continues to hold the load at operating again, with D’Andre Swift restricted in his touches as he returns from harm.

Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos

The Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos each entered the 2022 season with excessive expectations after large offseason additions and the hiring of latest head coaches. But as an alternative of constructing a playoff push, Sunday’s recreation is for the appropriate to remain out of final place within the AFC West whereas each groups enter close to the underside of the AFC standings.

The Broncos enter as practically a field-goal favourite. Kickoff is ready for 4:05 p.m. ET from Denver. The recreation can be televised on CBS.

It is outstanding how related each groups have been this season of their struggles. Both made blockbuster additions to their offense this offseason (Denver including quarterback Russell Wilson; Las Vegas including broad receiver Davante Adams), each have first-year head coaches that look like in method over their heads and may already be on the recent seat, and each have one robust facet of the ball that’s fully wasted by the opposite facet.

The Broncos have the league’s finest protection in Denver, permitting solely 16.6 factors per recreation. That form of protection ought to have them in playoff rivalry, and the addition of Wilson was supposed to assist get them there. But whereas the protection is smothering opposing offenses, Denver’s offense ranks thirty second within the league, averaging simply 14.6 factors per recreation.

The offense is so unhealthy that it has topped the 20-point mark simply two occasions in 9 video games, whereas the Broncos have in some way misplaced 5 video games during which they’ve allowed 19 factors or much less. If the Broncos even had a below-average offense as an alternative of the league’s worst offense, they is perhaps a lock for the playoffs.
The Raiders have the precise reverse downside, proudly owning an offense that has averaged 23 factors per recreation however has been held again by a protection that has spent a lot of the season getting torched.

Las Vegas’ previous three video games have been as ugly as doable, getting shutout by the Saints, blowing a 17-point result in the Jacksonville Jaguars, after which dropping to an Indianapolis Colts group led by a first-time (at any degree) head coach in his first recreation. Things will get ugly for them in the event that they comply with all that by dropping to this Broncos offense.

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

Despite being tied for the NFL’s finest report, the Minnesota Vikings opened Week 11 as underdogs as they ready to host the Dallas Cowboys and the Vikings are nonetheless the underdog in Sunday’s matchup.

Minnesota is the one NFL group with an ideal report at house. The Vikings will look to maintain it that method once they host the Cowboys at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS. A superb course of to win on Sunday ought to embrace getting the ball to celebrity broad receiver Justin Jefferson, particularly with how Dallas’ protection has surprisingly slipped over the previous couple of weeks. Jefferson is now nursing a toe harm after his Sunday epic efficiency in Buffalo.

While the Cowboys’ protection might not be as reliable because it was over the primary half of the season, the offense is again and clicking with a wholesome Dak Prescott taking snaps. With or with out Ezekiel Elliott, there’s greater than sufficient firepower on the group’s disposal every time Dallas’ offense takes the sector. But the Cowboys can have their work lower out this weekend towards top-of-the-line groups within the NFL.

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

One of probably the most heated rivalries within the NFL is ready to renew in Week 11 when the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers conflict on Sunday in Pennsylvania. The Bengals will hit the street as the beautiful comfy favourite coming off of their bye week.

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS>

Things may get fascinating within the AFC North following this recreation. For the Steelers, a second win on the season over the Bengals would maintain them firmly within the hunt for a shot on the AFC North title and would additionally maintain them in higher form to maintain their consecutive “finish the season at or above .500” streak alive. Assuming it’s rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett who will get the nod, he’ll have an opportunity to safe his first win the on this division rivalry.

Regarding what this recreation means to the Bengals, both a win or loss would maintain them in second place within the division. However, a win would forestall them from falling to .500, making their playoff probabilities more durable at this level within the season. Having had an additional week to recreation plan, it’s truthful to count on Joe Burrow and the offense to carry out significantly better than they did in Week 1 towards the Steelers once they turned the ball over 5 occasions.

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers

With a win on Sunday evening, the Los Angeles Chargers can maintain their possibilities of successful the AFC West alive. If not, the Chiefs will maintain a three-game lead over Los Angeles and personal the tiebreaker and can seemingly be on their option to successful their seventh straight AFC West title. The Chiefs are practically a landing favourite.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. Sunday from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. NBC will air the sport.

Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 1,200 yards in his final three video games and eight touchdowns. He’s now the betting favourite to win his second MVP award at +130 at BetMGM, with Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa proper behind him.

The Chiefs are actually the second-highest favourite to win the Super Bowl, solely barely behind the Bills. With Buffalo’s loss on Sunday, the Chiefs now have a one-game lead on incomes a first-round bye within the playoffs.

Los Angeles is 4-2 in its final six video games after beginning the season 1-2. It continues to battle the harm bug, with defensive tackles Otito Ogbonnia and Christian Covington being the newest Chargers added to the injured reserve. Mike Williams and Keenan Allen each practiced in a restricted capability on Wednesday, which might increase Justin Herbert if both broad receiver may play towards the Chiefs.

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

The nationwide focus will shine on the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals in Week 11 for an necessary NFC West battle. The 49ers are higher than a landing favourite to win this neutral-site matchup at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Kickoff is ready for 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN.

Will Kyler Murray take the sector in Mexico as he offers with a hamstring harm that held him out of Week 10? His standing clearly will increase Arizona’s possibilities of transferring into second place within the division after Monday’s recreation. Still, the Cardinals did show final time they took the sector that they might overcome Kyler’s harm. But enjoying towards a wholesome 49ers group can be more durable than dealing with the depleted Rams.

San Francisco may additionally transfer into first place within the NFC West standings with a win in Mexico City. With Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel wholesome, and the offense and protection complementing each other properly, Kyle Shanahan’s squad has an actual alternative in Week 11 to set themselves up properly down the again stretch of the season.

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