NFL Week 11 – Picks Revisited
Every Tuesday or Wednesday I will go over the previous week of games, with a note or two on the game. To see my picks and notes for the past week, click here.
Week 11 (Predicted Winners in Bold and Italicized) (If the pick has a line through it, then I incorrectly picked that team to win):
MIA @ BUF – In a game where both teams needed to win to help their playoff chances, the Bills came out swinging. Their offense didn’t do much, but their defense played great defense all game and their special teams had a PR TD, and Lindell had 4 FG’s.
PHI @ WSH – As expected the Eagles were not able to do much on offense. Foles struggled in his first start, and McCoy got hurt late in the game. RG3 threw just 15 passes, but had 200 passing yards and 4 TD’s through the air.
GB @ DET – The game went back and forth most of the day, but Rodgers was able to make the right throws in the 4th quarter, and their defense helped them out stopping the Lions on several key drives.
ARZ @ ATL – A game that many wrote off the Cardinals before kickoff, the Cardinals started off with a 13-0 lead. Ryan had a terrible game throwing 5 picks, but the Falcons were able to come away with the win.
TB @ CAR – One of the several games that went into overtime, the Freeman-led Buccaneers were able to make a comeback and defeat the Panthers in Carolina.
CLE @ DAL – Another overtime game and another comeback. The Browns had a 13-0 lead at the half, but the Cowboys scored 17 points in the 4th, and Bailey knocked in the game-winning FG in OT.
STL – My only missed pick of the day. The Jets needed this win badly for any chance, and they got it. Sanchez had a solid game, and the Jets rushing attack was able to bruise their way to a Jets victory.
JAX @ HOU – A near upset for the #1 team in the NFL, the Texans started off strong. However, after knocking out Blaine Gabbert, Henne and the Jaguars came out firing, entering the 4th quarter with a 14 point lead. The Texans made an impressive comeback, and became the first team in NFL history to have 2 scores in overtime.
CIN @ KC – Not much of a game, as Dalton and the Bengals controlled the game through the air and on the ground.
NO @ OAK – I expected this game to be a bit closer, but the Saints ran away with it early, as Brees threw for 3 TD’s, and got to sit for some of the 4th quarter.
IND @ NE – The Patriots were able to do whatever they wanted. They scored on defense, special teams, and offense, and kept playing hard until the end. That might come back to haunt them, as Gronkowski was knocked out for several weeks, after being in on a PAT attempt in the 4th quarter of a multi-score lead.
SD @ DEN – The Broncos defense, led by Defensive Player of the Year candidate, Von Miller, had a great game, and were able to stop Rivers, Mathews, and the rest of the SD offense.
BAL @ PIT – Leftwich started the game with a 31-yard rushing TD, but seemed hurt most of the game. He was knocked out late in the 4th of this defensive game, and the Ravens were able to put up just enough points to beat the Steelers.
CHI @ SF – A game where both starting QB’s were not playing due to concussions was expected to be a defensive struggle. Well it seems like the 49’ers were the only team to get that memo, as Kaepernick had two touchdowns, and the 49’ers defense held the Bears to 7 points while notching 6 sacks, 2 INT, and a safety.
Overall Week 11 Record: 13-1
Overall Season Record: 103-56-1
Power Rankings for Week 12 will be up before game time on Thursday.
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