NFL Week 11 Picks: Patriots Keep Perfect Season Alive


Here are my week 11 NFL picks:

Patriots 24 Bills 14

This game isn’t going to be the blowout that we saw in week two, and the Patriots offense will struggle at times without Julian Edelman and Dion Lewis. However New England is expected to get some of their injured offensive lineman back, which will help their offense exponentially in the passing game.

Raiders 26 Lions 14

Oakland is making it very hard on themselves to make it into the playoffs, but I still have faith. They need to get this easy win tomorrow.

Falcons 27 Colts 13

I don’t care how bad the Falcons have been playing, Matt Hasslebeck is not outscoring Matt Ryan and Julio Jones in Atlanta.

Texans 16 Jets 14

I’m back on the Texans’ bandwagon. OK, not really, but this game will be a defensive slugfest, and I’ll say the Jets make one key mistake late to lose it.

Buccaneers 21 Eagles 17

No Sam Bradford, I’m taking Tampa on the road.

Bears 20 Broncos 16

Denver is falling apart quickly, and things aren’t going to get better anytime soon. Jay Cutler quietly has the Bears playing very well, and the Broncos’ offense just can’t score points, no matter who is at quarterback. Broncos may lose by 40 to the Pats.

Rams 22 Ravens 20

Major quarterback troubles for the Rams, but Baltimore just finds ways to lose games this season. They lose this one, and there is pretty much no way they sneak into the playoffs to give Patriots fans a heart attack (thank God).

Cowboys 31 Dolphins 27

Dallas’ playoff dreams are likely dead, but with Tony Romo coming back, this offense will explode against Miami. Romo is one of the best quarterbacks in the league when healthy, and the ‘Phins defense won’t be able to handle his return to action.

Panthers 23 Redskins 14

Washington has been playing well, but the Panthers have a good thing going right now, as their combination of running the ball, playing sound defense, and Cam Newton will net them their 10th win of the season.

Chiefs 26 Chargers 21

I really thought this was going to be the year for the Chargers. I thought they would win the division and make some noise in the playoffs behind a solid defense, and an explosive offense led by Phillip Rivers. Boy, was I wrong.

Vikings 27 Packers 24

Things are spiraling out of control for Green Bay right now, and I don’t think they will right the ship at Minnesota. The Vikings have a very good defense, a quarterback that is improving, and Adrian Peterson to boot. Aaron Rodgers has to step up if he wants his team to make the playoffs.

Seahawks 16 Niners 13

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Two years ago this would have been the game of the year. Now it’s a crapfest.

Cardinals 24 Bengals 17

Even though Carolina has the best record in the NFC, the Cardinals might be the better overall team. Another statement win on Sunday night over a contender certainly will help their case.