NFL picks and predictions Week 11: Saints vs. Raiders

Chris Graythen

There are sure to points to spare Sunday when the Saints visit the Raiders but only one team will earn the victory. Who is the early favorite?

The New Orleans Saints will be looking for their fifth win in their past six games when they head to the black hole this Sunday for a pass-happy shootout against the Oakland Raiders.

Both teams are in the top-five when it comes to yards through the air and with Darren McFadden (ankle) expected to rest for another game, the over/under on total pass attempts might be 100.

The Saints have won thirteen games in the month of November dating back to 2009 but two USA today football analysts actually went with the Raiders in the upset.

NFL.com wasn't nearly as high on Oakland's chances as all five contributors went with the Drew Brees and the Saints.

SB Nation's NFL Editor Joel Thorman also went with New Orleans, predicting the surging Saints to cruise to a 38-17 road victory.

Alas, if only all the garbage time fantasy points that Carson Palmer accumulates on a weekly basis actually counted. Maybe then the rest of the world might believe.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.