We have reached Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season, and playoff races are really starting to heat up now. The final seven weeks of the season will be extremely important as teams continue to fight to make the postseason.
The Pittsburgh Steelers remain the lone remaining unbeaten team in the NFL, and the New York Jets are still looking for their first win. Both teams will be in action in Week 11, but there will be four teams that are on their bye weeks.
There are 14 scheduled games in Week 11 of the NFL season, and there are some terrific matchups on tap. Here is a quick breakdown of all of the Week 11 games with a quick betting overview of each game.
Week 11 of the NFL season will kick off with a huge matchup of first-place teams in the NFC West. The 6-3 Seattle Seahawks are slight three-point favorites over the 3-0 Arizona Cardinals, and this game has plenty of playoff race significance.
The Cardinals picked up a monster win over the Buffalo Bills in dramatic fashion in Week 10 to move into a three-way tie atop the division. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had seven receptions for 127 yards and the game-winning touchdown on the game's final play in that win.
Seattle is led by quarterback Russell Wilson, who leads the NFL with 28 touchdown passes this season, but he needs some help. The Seahawks have been a mess on defense all season long, which could prove to be a major issue in this game.
Look for this game to be one of the highest-scoring games of the weekend, with both quarterbacks putting on a show. Since this game is in Seattle, look for the Seahawks to come away with a win and cover the three-point spread.
The 6-3 Cleveland Browns will host the 3-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in what will be one of the most intriguing games of the weekend. Cleveland looks like a playoff contender in the AFC while the Philadelphia Eagles currently lead the horrible NFC East Division.
Philadelphia suffered a 27-17 loss to the New York Giants in Week 10, and offense continues to be a huge issue for the Eagles. Quarterback Carson Wentz has struggled with accuracy all season long, but the Eagles do have a solid defense.
Cleveland continues to win games, but its performance in Week 10 was not exactly dominant. The Browns are one of the best rushing teams in the NFL, but quarterback Baker Mayfield needs to step up his play as the season goes along.
This game is extremely hard to handicap, but it's hard to see the Eagles winning on the road. Take the Cleveland Browns -3.5 over the Philadelphia Eagles in this Week 11 matchup.
NFC South rivals are set to meet up on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints enter this game with a 7-2 record, while the Falcons are just 3-6.
Atlanta continues to have one of the best offenses in the NFL with quarterback Matt Ryan running the show. The Falcons are still looking for a more consistent rushing attack, and the defense continues to be a disaster.
New Orleans will likely be without quarterback Drew Brees in this matchup as he has suffered some broken ribs in a Week 10 win over San Francisco. The Saints rely on their offense to carry the team, so Brees' absence could change the outcome on Sunday.
The Saints are still the better team even without Brees, but this rivalry is always tight. Take the 4.5 points and bet on the Atlanta Falcons to keep this game close against the New Orleans Saints.
The 2-6-1 Cincinnati Bengals travel to our nation's capital for a matchup with the 2-7 Washington Football Team on Sunday. Even though both teams have just two wins, each team has been competitive throughout the season.
Cincinnati rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has thrown for almost 2,500 yards this season, as he continues to put up huge numbers. The Bengals do have some issues on the defensive side of the ball, but this team can score.
Washington has a dominant defensive line, but the rest of the team has some major flaws. Alex Smith has returned to the starting lineup at the quarterback position, but there will definitely be some rust to shake off.
This should be an interesting matchup, but the defense will eventually play a huge role. Look for the Washington Football Team to come away with the win and cover the 1.5-point spread.
The 4-5 Detroit Lions head south to take on the 3-6 Carolina Panthers in an NFC matchup on Sunday in Week 11. Neither team is expected to be a playoff contender this season, but this should still be an intriguing matchup.
Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford continues to put up some monster numbers despite missing his top receiver. The problem for the Lions is that they can't stop anyone, and Detroit gave up 27 points in a Week 10 victory.
Carolina quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 2,552 yards this season, but he could miss this game with an injury. The Panthers also struggle on the defensive side of the ball, and the absence of Bridgewater could be costly.
Look for Detroit to take advantage of a matchup without Bridgewater and stun the Panthers on the road. Take the Lions to beat the Carolina Panthers outright.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to remain unbeaten when they take on the 1-8 Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. This game seems like a mismatch on paper, but Jacksonville nearly upset the Green Bay Packers in Week 10.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 22 touchdown passes this season, and the Steelers can score points in a hurry. The Steelers also feature a dominant defense that specializes in getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
It will be Jake Luton under center again for the Jaguars as Gardner Minshew remains out of the lineup with an injury. Jacksonville doesn't have a strong defense, and it will need a big day from the young quarterback to keep this one close.
Pittsburgh looks like a Super Bowl contender this season, and it won't mess around in this game. Bet the Steelers -10.0 over the Jaguars in this AFC showdown.
Two of the top teams in the AFC are set to square off in Week 11 in what could be a playoff preview. Both teams come into this game with records of 6-3, and this game will play a huge role in playoff seeding in the AFC.
Titans running back Derrick Henry had 103 rushing yards in a Week 10 loss, and he remains one of the best in the league. The Tennessee defense needs to have a better performance on Sunday after allowing 34 points to the Indianapolis Colts last Thursday night.
Baltimore suffered a stunning loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night, and the offense looked like a mess. Quarterback Lamar Jackson remains a huge threat with his legs but is inconsistent in the passing game.
This should be a terrific matchup, but the Ravens just seem to be missing a spark this season. Look for the Titans to keep this one close, so taking the +6.5 points is the right pick in this one.
The Houston Texans host the New England Patriots in a matchup of playoff teams from a season ago, but both teams have struggled so far in 2020. New England enters Week 11 with a 4-5 record while Houston is just 2-7 on the season.
Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was efficient in a Week 10 upset of the Ravens, but he still needs to throw the ball better. New England continues to get a great performance from its defense even though it is missing some stars.
Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson has thrown for 2,539 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, but the team has not provided him much help. The defense did hold Cleveland to just 10 points on Sunday, and that unit could provide a spark.
It's just hard to bet on the Texans this season until they prove they can turn things around. Look for New England to win another important game and stay alive in the playoff race.
The 6-3 Miami Dolphins are slim three-point favorites over the 3-6 Denver Broncos on Sunday in an important Week 11 matchup. Miami is looking to make the playoffs this season, while Denver is simply hoping to build momentum heading into 2021.
Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a perfect 3-0 so far for the Dolphins despite putting up modest numbers. The Dolphins have been getting contributions from all three phases, and this team looks like a real threat in the AFC East.
Denver quarterback Drew Lock threw for 237 yards and one touchdown in Week 10, but it was not enough in a blowout loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The Broncos defense has been a mess all season long and could prove to be a huge issue in this game.
Don't expect this game to be close for long, as the Dolphins will roll over the Broncos and cover the three-point spread.
The winless New York Jets head to Los Angeles for a matchup with the Chargers in Week 11. Even though the Chargers are 8.5-point favorites in this matchup, this could prove to be an interesting game.
New York nearly pulled off a huge upset over the New England Patriots in Week 9 with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco leading the way. The Jets still have a number of flaws, but this team looks to be ready to win a game soon.
Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert has thrown for more than 2,300 yards and 19 touchdowns this season, but the Chargers continue to come up short. Los Angeles gave up 29 points in Week 10, and this defense will need to play better.
This just feels like a chance for the Jets to win a game or at least keep things close. Take the New York Jets at +8.5 on Sunday in this matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.
A pair of division leaders are set to square off in Week 11 as the Indianapolis Colts host the Green Bay Packers. The Colts bring a 6-3 record into play on Sunday while the Green Bay Packers are 7-2.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 2,578 yards and 26 touchdowns this season and could be the MVP of the league in 2020. Green Bay still has some issues on defense, but this team can really score.
Indianapolis just put up 34 points on a solid Tennessee Titans defense, and the Colts have a very underrated offense. The defense continues to lead the way for the Colts, and they are almost impossible to run against.
The Colts are always tough to beat at home, but Green Bay is the better team in this matchup. Bet the Green Bay Packers +2.5 in this matchup, but they win this game outright.
The 2-7 Dallas Cowboys head north to take on the 4-5 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in what is a critical matchup in the NFC. Technically, both teams are still in the playoff hunt, but each team has a lot to improve on.
Dallas has been a mess on both sides of the ball since a season-ending injury to quarterback Dak Prescott. Dallas still has a number of talented offensive players, but this team can't seem to figure things out.
Minnesota just earned a win over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, but it wasn't a great performance. The Vikings have started to turn things around, led by running back Dalvin Cook.
The Vikings are the more complete team, but it's hard to see them winning any game by at least 10 points. Take the +9.5 points and bet on the Dallas Cowboys in this matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Sunday slate in Week 11 will conclude with a rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders stunned the Chiefs in Kansas City earlier this season, and this will be a revenge game for the defending Super Bowl champs.
Kansas City is coming off its bye week, and it should have its offense ready to roll in this game. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown for nearly 2,700 yards and 25 touchdown passes this season, and the Chiefs can score points in a hurry.
Las Vegas running back Josh Jacobs had a pair of touchdown runs in the team's Week 10 win, and he will be a huge key in this game. The Raiders don't mind turning this game into a shootout, but their defense will need to get some stops.
Kansas City is not going to lose to the Raiders twice in one season, and it gets its revenge in this game. Bet the Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday night.
Two of the top teams in the NFC are set to wrap up the Week 11 schedule with a huge matchup on Monday Night Football. The 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the 6-3 Los Angeles Rams in what could be a potential playoff preview.
Los Angeles just picked up an impressive 23-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10, and the defense was dominant. Look for the pass rush of Los Angeles to play a huge role in this game.
The Buccaneers are a hard team to figure out, but they are nearly impossible to beat when playing well. Quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 23 touchdowns this season, and he will need to be great in this matchup.
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