Week 11 Preview

New Orleans Saints (5-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)

 

Philadelphia came out last week and had a tough road win using a grinding running game. Let’s see if they can repeat that this week with Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. Jalen Hurts had his first win last year against New Orleans. Devonta Smith is ramping up into the #1 WR he was drafted to be and I expect a solid game from him. Don’t forget about Dallas Goedert either, owner of a shiny new contract. Trevor Siemian at the helm, and with no Kamara, New Orleans isn’t very frightening. but I believe they can win on the road this week.

Miami Dolphins (3-7) at New York Jets (2-7)

 

New York has made the perplexing decision to go with Joe Flacco this week. Miami has enjoyed a streak of better games in recent weeks, thanks in large part to their improved defense, which is getting close to elite status. The Dolphins’ lack of talent was never a problem; they just weren’t playing well. That has changed in the last two games, with Miami allowing only 19 points. The return of Tua should be a boost to the offense, and ots a Myles Gaskin is good week this week. Overall, Miami should roll the Jets. Sit everyone from NY. 

Washington Football Team (3-6) at Carolina Panthers (5-5)

Cam Newton’s return to Carolina’s offense improves the squad significantly, especially in the running game. Washington, on the other hand, just pulled off a win over Tampa Bay. The Panthers have a legitimate defense, and I believe Newton’s offense is at least capable of keeping them in games with CMC, Anderson and Moore. Washington counters with Heinecke, Mclaurin and Gibson, who is having a bit of a revival as of late.

Indianapolis Colts (5-5) at Buffalo Bills (6-3)

 

At this stage in the season, the Bills must be extremely cautious. They’re only a half-game ahead of the Patriots after establishing a dominant lead in the division. Josh Allen, Diggs and friends need to be more consistent and help the defense out. The Colts have had a bit of a turn around, and Carson Wentz is settling in. Jonathon Taylor and Michael Pittman round out the weapons that Buffalo needs to shut down. 

Detroit Lions (0-8-1) at Cleveland Browns (5-5)

 

This is shaping up to be a thrashing by an enraged Cleveland squad, which should see Nick Chubb return for this game. Baker is dealing with a ton of injuries, so don’t expect much from him. Sit all the Lions you have, as Jared Goff is not expected to play. 

San Francisco 49ers (4-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7)

 

Just when you think the 49ers are finished, they come back with a huge upset win over the Rams. Deebo Samuel.is the engine running the offense, and is a must start. Jamal Agnew is turning into a Deebo light for the Jaguars, and is an intriguing flex play. 

Houston Texans (1-8) at Tennessee Titans (8-2)

 

The Titans finally get a respite from a particularly rough run of their schedule. The injury to Derrick Henry hurt, but they keep rolling along with a three-headed attack headline by the resurgent D’onta Foreman. Texans only decent play is Brandin Cooks. 

Green Bay Packers (8-2) at Minnesota Vikings (4-5)

 

Minnesota has been one of the league’s most frustratingly inconsistent teams this season, yet they constantly manage to find themselves in tight games. Aaron Rodgers has another week to knock the rust off, and he should be in peak form coming to this game, with AJ Dillon taking over for the injured Aaron Jones. 

 

Baltimore Ravens (6-3) at Chicago Bears (3-6)

 

The Ravens blew it against the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, and are primed for a bounce back game. The Bears won’t be a pushover, and the offense isn’t as bad as advertised. That said, Ravens are pissed after getting blow out, and shoukd win handedly. 

Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)

 

Cincinnati appeared to be one of the league’s biggest shocks, but has subsequently lost back-to-back games to the Jets and Browns. The Raiders just cannot lock down consistent play. Look at a random Bryan Edwards game where he inches toward having a permanent spot on your roster. 

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Arizona Cardinals (8-2) at Seattle Seahawks (3-6)

 

Injuries abound in this game as everyone but James Conner seems to be hurt. On the other side, Seattle laid an egg on the field and the scoreboard last week, and will be using this as a bounce back game. Play Wilson, Lockett and Metcalf and hope for a turn around. 

Dallas Cowboys (8-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)

The Cowboys and Chiefs face battle in the game of the week, which boasts a dynamite offensive duel. While Kansas City’s offense has struggled at times this season, they exploded last week against the Raiders. The Cowboys accomplished the same thing, destroying the Falcons before halftime. Play everyone available in this game, including Michael Gallup who could be in line to start with Cooper heading to Covid list.

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1) at Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)

 

The Steelers are one of the most boring teams to watch right now, especially with Mason Rudolph at QB. Pat Freiermuth has been a revelation, and Najee Harris continues to get volume. The Chargers counter with a dependable running game, but Austin Ekeler might need to catch a bunch of passes to be effective. 

New York Giants (3-6) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)

 

Will Tampa Bay repeat their loss to another feisty NFC East team? No, as the Giants just cannot seem to stay healthy. Saquon Barkely may be back in this game, and if he is, you have to start him. Leonard Fournette and Mike Evans should be the main players to watch in this game with Godwin questionable to play.