What to Watch For in the NFL: Week 11
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) @ Cleveland Browns (6-3)
|Steelers||+1.5, -110||O33, -110||ML +100|
|Browns||-1.5, -110||U33, -110||ML -120|
The Steelers head to Cleveland for a huge AFC North divisional game. The Ravens won on Thursday night, meaning this game is a game to keep pace. The winner stays even with Baltimore, while the loser falls a game back. This should be a defensive battle, as both teams have major offensive issues. Steeler’s QB Kenny Pickett has been inconsistent at best, while Brown’s rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson will make his 1st career start after Deshaun Watson suffered a season-ending injury.
Las Vegas Raiders (5-5) @ Miami Dolphins (6-3)
|Raiders||+13, -110||O46, -112||ML +575|
|Dolphins||-13, -110||U46, -108||ML -850|
Somehow, the Raiders are battling for a playoff spot. After ousting former Head Coach Josh McDaniels, Las Vegas has played much better under interim Head Coach Antonio Pierce. With two wins in a row, the Raiders have entered the discussion in the AFC playoff race. The Dolphins have a comfortable lead in the AFC East but will need to keep playing well in order to maintain separation. RB De’von Achane is expected to return from Injured Reserve to the Miami backfield.
New York Jets (4-5) @ Buffalo Bills (5-5)
|Jets||+7, -112||O39.5, -110||ML +250|
|Bills||-7, -108||U39.5, -110||ML -310|
The Jets missed a big opportunity to get a win last week when they fell to the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. Subsequently, the Bill lost a chance at a win against the Broncos the following night on Monday Night Football. The Bills fired Offensive Coordinator Ken Dorsey after the loss amidst season-long offensive struggles. New York continues to compete with defense, while they wait for injured Quarterback Aaron Rodgers to make his possible return from an Achilles tear.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) @ San Fransisco 49ers (6-3)
|Buccaneers||+12, -112||O41.5, -110||ML +470|
|49ers||-12, -108||U41.5, -110||ML -650|
Tampa Bay enters play this week ½ game back of the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South, but are heavy underdogs in San Francisco. Even with a loss to the 49ers, the Buccaneers will still remain in the weak NFC South divisional race. San Francisco bounced back last week after three straight losses. Tied with the Seattle Seahawks for first place in the NFC West, the 49ers may have the most loaded roster in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) @ Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)
|Eagles||+2.5, +100||O45.5, -112||ML +124|
|Chiefs||-2.5, -120||U45.5, -108||ML -148|
Speaking of loaded rosters, the Philadelphia Eagles rival the 49ers in talent. QB Jalen Hurts has a seemingly unstoppable connection with WR AJ Brown and the defense is one of the best in the NFL. The Chiefs continue to be a top team in the AFC and a legitimate Super Bowl contender behind perennial MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City Head Coach is 27-4 coming off bye weeks.
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||8-2|
|9||Las Vegas Raiders||5-5|
|12||Los Angeles Chargers||4-5|
|13||New York Jets||4-5|
|16||New England Patriots||2-8|
|3||San Francisco 49ers||6-3|
|4||New Orleans Saints||5-5|
|8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4-5|
|11||Green Bay Packers||3-6|
|12||Los Angeles Rams||3-6|
|14||New York Giants||2-8|
NFL MVP Awards Contenders
|Jalen Hurts +200||Lamar Jackson +300|
|Patrick Mahomes +300||Tua Tagovailoa +550|
|Christian McCaffery +1800||Brock Purdy +2000|
|CJ Stroud +2500||Joe Burrow +2500|
|Jared Goff +3000||Josh Allen +3500|
|Dak Prescott +3500||Tyreek Hill +4000|
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