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NFL Picks Week 11: Previewing And Predicting Every Game

Here are all your NFL picks for Week 11.

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NFL Picks Week 11: Cleveland Browns Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars, winners of their last two, host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in a game oddsmakers predict will be very close. The Jags are just 1.5 point favorites over the 3-6 Browns. Over the last few years, you could look at the Browns on the schedule and mark up a loss for them. That's not the case anymore.

The Browns have beaten the Saints and Patriots -- in back to back weeks -- and lost last week to the New York Jets in overtime. Clearly they're doing something right. They passed 100 yards rushing in each of those games and turned it over three total times. That tells you what the Browns are about -- rush the ball well and don't turn it over.

So how will that strategy work against the Jaguars? Jacksonville's defense isn't great -- they're 21st against the rush and 29th against the pass -- so the Browns should be able to move the ball on them.

Offensively, the Jags are hit or miss. In four of their five victories this year they've passed 30 points so that's one thing they'll need to do.  They also rush the ball very well sitting at sixth in the NFL and led by Maurice Jones-Drew. The Browns have the 10th ranked defense so it's no guarantee they can run it.

The Jaguars are 5-4 and need a win to stay afloat in the competitive AFC South. They won't get it against the Browns, who have been playing too well lately. Look for the Browns to come away with a win by a field goal.

Check out Dawgs By Nature and Big Cat Country for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Arizona Cardinals Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are on a two-game losing streak as they prepare to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The good news for KC is that Arizona is on a four-game losing streak. The Cardinals can't seem to do much of anything right these days so Sunday will be a battle of who screws up the least.

The Chiefs will go into the game with one goal and that's running the ball. There's no question that's what they want to do and they'll do all they can to achieve that goal. KC's passing game blew up last week for 469 yards and four touchdowns but that was in a blowout loss so don't expect a repeat performance. Arizona's defense has been pretty miserable, especially at stopping the run, so on paper this is a bad matchup for Arizona.

The Cardinals QB situation isn't very pretty -- even if the receiver situation is -- and that's caused their offense to rank in the bottom third of the league in all major categories. Outside of last week's embarrassment to Denver, KC has been solid on defense ranking in the middle of the league.

Arizona doesn't match up very well with KC and the Vegas line of eight points reflects that. The Chiefs, undefeated at home, should walk away with this in a two-score victory.

Check out Revenge of the Birds and Arrowhead Pride for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Buffalo Bills Vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Buffalo Bills enter their Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals at 1-8 but with an extra pep in their step after getting their first victory of the year last week against the Detroit Lions. The Bills' record isn't pretty but they've had four consecutive games that were within a field goal so this week's NFL picks isn't as easy as it looks.

The Bengals have a better record but their season is much more disappointing as they were expected to be better than their 2-7 record. They've now lost six in a row -- all by one score. The Bengals offense should be better than that but their rushing game has totaled just 126 yards the last two weeks combined. The Bills defense is probably the best cure for the Bengals offense as they rank 32nd against the run.

The Bills offense is surprisingly fun to watch with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm. Fitzpatrick seems to make things happen even with Buffalo's 29th ranking on offense.

The Bengals are are six point favorites and I think that's way too high. The Bills haven't been in a game decided by more than three points since Oct. 10. They can't close out games but they know how to keep it close. I think the Bills get their second victory in a row this week with a field goal victory over the Bengals.

Check out Buffalo Rumblings and Cincy Jungle for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Green Bay Packers Vs. Minnesota Vikings

Brett Favre is visiting his old team but the fanfare isn't as high with the Minnesota Vikings standing at a disappointing 3-6. The Green Bay Packers on the other hand are soaring -- all the way to No. 2 in SB Nation's Week 11 power rankings -- and they don't seem to be slowing down. The Packers have won three in a row as the Vikings come stumbling in with three losses in their last four.

Favre struggled last week in the Vikings loss and that's probably not a good sign as he prepares to face the No. 1 defense in the NFL. The Packers have given up just seven points in their last two games and they face the 27th ranked Vikings offense. That's not a good combination for Minnesota.

The Packers offense is just as dangerous as their defense as they rank 9th in the league in points scored led by QB Aaron Rodgers. The Vikings defense ranks 9th against the pass and 9th against the run so they'll need to slow down a Packers offense that put up 45 points last week.

The Packers are three point road favorites and with the Vikings season going down the toilet, you can expect a Packers victory. Green Bay will roll by a touchdown or more.

Check out Acme Packing Company and Daily Norseman for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Detroit Lions Vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys will meet in Week 11 with identical 2-7 records. I'm not sure anyone would have believed you if you predicted that before the season. The Lions enter the game on a two-game losing streak including most recently a two-point loss to the previously winless Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys finally won their second game of the year in an impressive 13-point victory over the first-place Giants.

The Cowboys are favored to win the game but, if it's anything like the Lions previous losses, it will be close. Six of the Lions seven losses were within one score and four of them were by a field goal or less. The Lions offense can score points -- they pass more than anyone in the league -- but they're not exactly balanced. That should help the Cowboys defensively focusing on one area of the Lions offense.

The Cowboys will go Romo-less once again in this game. Last week the Cowboys were able to pass for over 300 yards and rush for over 100 yards. In both their victories, they passed at least 277 passing yards and 100 rushing yards. The Lions won't melt down in the secondary but Jon Kitna will have opportunities.

The Cowboys are heavy favorites and I think they'll start to put a couple wins together now that Jason Garrett is in at head coach. He'll provide a spark, as the Cowboys remember how to win, and beat the Lions by a touchdown.

Check out Pride of Detroit and Blogging the Boys for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Baltimore Ravens Vs. Carolina Panthers

If you're into NFL picks, then this Week 11 matchup may be one of the easiest of the year. The Baltimore Ravens travel to Carolina to play the Panthers in what might be a blowout. Look for the Ravens to easily handle the the 10-point line on this game.

Offensively, the Panther are the worst in the NFL. They're ranked 32nd in points scored and 32nd passing the ball. That makes them one-dimensional and the Ravens should take care of business. The Panthers could be missing QB Jimmy Clausen and there's not much of a running game to bail them out. This will be a rough one on offense for the Panthers.

Defensively, the Panthers are 27th against the rush but that's mostly because teams are usually holding a lead against them. Only two teams have had their opponents rush on them more than the Panthers. The Ravens are solid offensively ranking 17th passing the ball and 11th rushing the ball. They're balanced and will beat the Panthers any way they can.

The line on this game is 10 points, which may be even a little low. The Ravens, 6-3, should move to 7-3 in a blowout victory over the one-win Panthers.

Check out Baltimore Beatdown and Cat Scratch Reader for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Oakland Raiders Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

At the beginning of the season this likely would have been a double-digit line and we'd have a unanimous selection for NFL picks in Week 11. The Pittsburgh Steelers are always good -- great, even -- and the Oakland Raiders are, well, the Raiders. Fast forward two months and this is a matchup of two first-place teams. The Steelers are atop the AFC North standings with the Baltimore Ravens while the Raiders stand tied with the Chiefs at the top of the AFC West.

Despite the Raiders resurgence this year, the Steelers should be able to take care of business in this one. As always, the Steelers defense is top-notch. They're ranked fifth in the league including the No. 1 rush defense. That's a good place to be against the Raiders, whose main strength is rushing the ball. The Raiders are the NFL's second ranked rush offense. Jason Campbell is playing better in Oakland so the Steelers can't automatically stuff the box every time. This will be an interesting matchup but the Steelers hold the advantage.

Offensively, the Steelers still want to rush the ball and that won't necessarily be easy against the Raiders run defense, which is better than its ranking. The Raiders are also second against the pass so they're doing some things right defensively.

Ultimately I'm taking the Steelers but the Raiders are a team that you need to take seriously this year. The Steelers are 7.5 point favorites but, while I do think they'll win, it'll be in a closer game than that.

Check out Silver and Black Pride and Behind the Steel Curtain for more on the game.


NFL Picks Week 11: Chicago Bears Vs. Miami Dolphins

Tyler Thigpen and the Miami Dolphins will host Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. NFL picks for Week 11 are eyeing the Dolphins as they're a one-point favorite in this game. The Dolphins enter the game at 5-4, two games behind both the New England Patriots and New York Jets. The Bears meanwhile are tied atop the NFC North standings with the 6-3 Green Bay Packers.

The Bears defense is their strong suit and they've done an excellent job of shutting down the run which doesn't bode well for the Dolphins, who are starting their third string quarterback in Tyler Thigpen. The Dolphins, with Brandon Marshall, are a dangerous team in the air but Thigpen isn't a prototypical drop-back passer. He says he's now a pass-first guy but the evidence points to a 54 percent completion percentage. The Bears best chance is to eliminate the run and make Thigpen beat them.

The Bears offense ranks 23rd in the league and they haven't been especially great at running or passing the ball this year. The Dolphins defense is sixth against the pass so that will be a good matchup against Jay Cutler.

The Dolphins are favored to win this home game by one point but I'll go with the Bears in this one. The Bears defense will slow the Dolphins running game and I don't see Tyler Thigpen beating them.

For more on the game, check out Windy City Gridiron and The Phinsider.

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