Did you check out my picks last week (Week 10)? I picked 13 out of 14 games correctly and it was definitely my best week ever making picks. Let’s see if I can stay on a roll this week! Below are my picks for Week 11.
The N.Y. Jets and New England Patriots played earlier this week on Thursday night and since I did not get my picks done on time I will have to skip this one game for Week 11.
Oakland at Miami
Miami are 5-4 and coming off a 21-19 victory over Seattle while Oakland are 2-7 overall and coming off a 17-6 loss to Carolina. I like Miami’s running game and think they will be able to keep doing what they have been doing against Oakland. I like Miami at home.
My Pick: Miami
Detroit at Carolina
Ok I really believe the Lions have the potential to go 0-16 this year. They were spanked last week by Jacksonville 38-14 and I expect more of the same this week. Carolina are 7-2 overall and should have no problem picking up win number 8 this week at home.
My Pick: Carolina
Chicago at Green Bay
Da Bears are 5-4 while the Packers are 4-5 overall. Both teams are coming off tough losses last week as the Bears lost to the undefeated Titans by a touchdown and Green Bay lost by 1 point to Minnesota. This should be a great hard-fought game. I’ll be rooting for the Bears and think they will pull out the win since Kyle Orton should be back at QB.
My Pick: Chicago
New Orleans at Kansas City
This could be an interesting game, I said could be, not it will be. The Chiefs are 1-8 overall while the Saints come in with a 4-5 record. It is tempting to pick Kansas City in this game and make it my upset pick of the week, but I think the Saints will be desperate for a win in this game and will find a way to win although I will not be surprised if it is a very close game.
My Pick: New Orleans
Baltimore at N.Y. Giants
This should be an excellent game! I like the Giants offense better and Baltimore may have the better D. Since the Giants are at home, and I just really don’t like Baltimore much, I am going with New York in this one.
My Pick: N.Y. Giants
Philadelphia at Cincinnati
I will start out by saying that I really really hope I am way off on this pick. My Bengals are coming off their bye week and won their first game of the season two weeks ago against Jacksonville to give them a 1-8 record coming in. The 5-4 Eagles come in after losing to the Giants last week 36-31. I think the Eagles defense is going to give Fitzpatrick a lot of problems and Cincy will find it hard to run the ball and I expect them to lose a tough one at home.
My Pick: Philadelphia
Minnesota at Tampa
This is a tough one to call. Minnesota are 5-4 overall and coming off a big win versus Green Bay last week and the Buccaneers are 6-3 overall and should be fresh after having their bye week last week. I give the Bucs the edge since they are at home and I think they have the better defense, but if the Vikings are able to get a few turnovers and AP has another big game running the ball Minnesota could take this one. I’m gonna go with my gut on this one.
My Pick: Tampa
Houston at Indianapolis
The Colts need to win this game to stay in the Wild Card race as it looks more & more like Tennessee is going to win the AFC South. Indy got a big win last week defeating the Steelers 24-20 while Houston were crushed by Baltimore 41-13. I think this game will be close but Peyton Manning will lead Indy to victory at home.
My Pick: Indianapolis
Denver at Atlanta
Two great offenses go at it in this game. I like Atlanta’s defense better and running game better, but I think Cutler has a lot of weapons and is extremely dangerous when he gets in a rythym throwing the ball. If Atlanta doesn’t turn the ball over I think they win.
My Pick: Atlanta
St. Louis at San Francisco
Both teams come in with 2-7 records, both teams are in the same division and both are not very good. I give the 49ers the edge since they are at home and also since it seems like the Rams get blown out more often.
My Pick: San Francisco
Arizona at Seattle
Arizona come in at 6-3 after getting a win on Monday night last week against San Francisco while Seattle are 2-7 after losing to the Dolphins last week 21-19. I actually think it will be a close game but I think Arizona will win by 3 or 7 points, maybe a final score like 27-24 or 28-21…something like that.
My Pick: Arizona
Tennessee at Jacksonville
This is it people! This is where I make my upset pick of the week. The Titans are 9-0, they have played exceptionally well this year with a solid defense, great running game, and with a QB not named Vince Young playing error free yet conservative football. Jacksonville are a good team, yes they were embarrased by my Bengals two weeks ago, but last week they got some frustration out by spanking Detroit, now what better way for them to prove they are still a contender this year than by defeating their division rivals at home. I think the Jags will upset the Titans by a field goal in the 4th quarter or in O.T.
My Pick: Jacksonville
San Diego at Pittsburgh
The Steelers come in with a 6-3 record after losing to the Colts at home last week 24-20, San Diego are 4-5 overall after beating Kansas City 20-19 last week. As much as I want the Steelers to lose as it brings me joy when they lose, I think they win it by a touchdown or less.
My Pick: Pittsburgh
Dallas at Washington
It’s hard to believe the Cowboys are in last place, but they are with a 5-4 record. The Redskins are 6-3 and playing well of late. Both teams should be fresh after both having their bye week last week. Dallas should have Tony Romo back starting at QB and RB Clinton Portis is questionable for Washington.
My Pick: Dallas
Cleveland at Buffalo
The Browns come in after losing to Denver at home last week 34-30 while Buffalo are 5-4 overall but lost in New England last week 20-10. I think Cleveland are going to play better the rest of the way with Brady Quinn at QB and even though I want Buffalo to win this game I am going with the Brownies.
My Pick: Cleveland
Week 1 – 8 correct and 7 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 2 – 9 correct and 6 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 3 – 9 correct and 7 incorrect. (16 games)
Week 4 – 5 correct and 8 incorrect. (13 games)
Week 5 – 9 correct and 5 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 6 – 8 correct and 6 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 7 – 10 correct and 4 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 8 – Did not make picks.
Week 9 – Did not make picks.
Week 10 – 13 ¬†correct and 1 incorrect. (14 games)
My overall record after 10 weeks: 71-44