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Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: November 18, 2009 4:48 pm
 
Here are my NFL picks & predictions for week 11. Enjoy:

 

Dolphins @ Panthers-- The Panthers have done a nice job of cleaning up their act lately. They face a Dolphins team that needs this win badly if they are to stay alive in the playoff hunt. The Dolphins run defense is very underrated and they will try to make the Panthers one-dimensional. The underrated Fins find a way to get it done even without Ronnie Brown. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

 

Steelers @ Chiefs-- The Chiefs are competitive and play hard; which bodes well for the future. Jamaal Charles may be the real deal at RB. But, this team simply doesn't have the talent to hang with the Steelers just yet. Expect Big Ben & company to get back on track. PREDICTION: STEELERS

 

Saints @ Buccaneers-- The Buccaneers are a different team with Josh Freeman at QB. They upset the Packers two weeks ago; then almost beat the Dolphins on the road. The face a Saints team that struggled to beat the Rams and doesn't seem as unstoppable as earlier in the season. The feeling here is the Saints don't repeat last week's mistake and will not take the Bucs lightly. Drew Brees gets it done. PREDICTION: SAINTS

 

Falcons @ Giants-- The Falcons defense has been shabby at best, and the offense is now without Michael Turner. They face a Giants team coming off a bye week; desperate for a win. If the Giants lose this one; their season is over and they know it. If they can't beat a banged up Falcons's team with a leaky defense, then every coach on this team should be fired. PREDICTION: GIANTS

 

Bills @ Jaguars-- The Bills fired Dick Jaron. I'm not sure that fixes anything at this point. They're talking about possibly starting Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB over Trent Edwards, which is proposterous. Terrell Owens clearly isn't putting in the effort he used to. The fans can see the half effort he gives on Sundays. Exactly how much are they paying him to watch passes drop at his feet without making the effort to dive for them? Without a true leader on offense, defense, or head coach, I don't give the Bills much of a chance.               PREDICTION: JAGUARS

 

Colts @ Ravens-- The Ravens passing game has been struggling lately. Joe Flacco is getting little help from his WR's. Ray Rice is a stud, but if he's their only weapon on offense, then this game won't be close. Expect Manning and the Colts' dominance to continue. PREDICTION: COLTS

 

Seahawks @ Vikings-- The Seahawks have no pass rush and no running game. They also can't seem to stop the run. Not a very good winning formula. PREDICTION: VIKINGS

 

Browns @ Lions-- The Lions are at home against the worst scoring offense in football. If ever there was a chance for them to win another game this season, this is it. PREDICTION: LIONS

 

Redskins @ Cowboys-- The Redskins are averaging 20 points per game since Sherm Lewis started calling the plays on offense. The fake punt was a gutsy call last week. This one will be competitive. But, I look for the Cowboys to bounce back at home and get their dormant running game back on track. PREDICTION: COWBOYS

 

49ers @ Packers-- The 49ers defense picked off the Bears FIVE times; yet they managed to win the game by only 4 points. This team simply isn't good enough on offense to keep up with Aaron Rodgers & company. Rodgers will get sacked a bunch of times; but not enough to keep the Packers out of the end zone several times. PREDICTION: PACKERS

 

Cardinals @ Rams-- The Rams have been playing noticeably better football lately, while the Cardinals have been inconsistent. Spagnolo has done a nice job of turning this into a competitive team that plays hard. Steven Jackson has been a stud, the defense is creating turnovers, and even Marc Bulger's playing better. I smell an upset. PREDICTION: RAMS

 

Jets @ Patriots--The Jets are just 1-5 since starting their season at 3-0, and seem to have gotten away from what made them successful early on. On the flip side, Bellicheat & company have to be fuming after letting the Colts off the hook last week. Expect the Patriots to get even in this one. A season sweep of the Patriots by the Jets is looking less and less likely. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

 

Bengals @ Raiders--The Raiders are a complete mess. They haven't even named their starting QB for this game yet. How much worse can it get in Oakland? Expect the Bengals defense to have a field day. PREDICTION: BENGALS

 

Chargers @ Broncos--The Broncos will have Chris Simms playing QB. What other analysis is needed? PREDICTION: CHARGERS

 

Eagles @ Bears-- Jay Cutler seems to be able to hit his yards, but can't seem to get the ball in the end zone. If they can't score against the 49ers, what are they going to do against the Eagles defense? I'll take DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin over Devin Hester and Marty Booker. PREDICTION: EAGLES

 

 

Titans @ Texans-- The Titans have been on a roll since winning their first game. Putting Vince Young back into the starting line-up was the right decision. But, they face a Texans team coming off a bye week; with a much-improved defense. The Texans need this game to prove that they are legitimate playoff contenders. Look for the Texans to shut down Chris Johnson and get the job done. PREDICTION: TEXANS

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Comments

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2009 6:06 am
 

Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions

What up Charlie??? Larry Johnson is now a Bungle!!! A good place for him if he isnt going to be a Texan. Speaking of Texans....I agree, a must win game if the lads are looking at making some noise this year.  Sealed



Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 8:29 pm
 

Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions

The Raiders are going with Bruce Gradkowski at quarteback so I'm sure you'll want to change your pick to a Raiders win right charlie? Wait you realize Gradkowski stinks as well and the Raiders will know only lose by 14 instead of 17.

So you want blood if your Giants lose to the Falcons huh? I don't see it for the reasons you state the Giants should get the win. Keep up the good work on your blog.


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