Sunday, November 20, 2011

Week 11 picks

After a success on Thursday night with the Broncos, time to pick the rest of the week 11 games. This is going to be a greatly abbreviated version compared to normal. I just find my own commentary during these previews often gets redundant and boring once I get past the main thrust of why I'm picking one team. And I'm writing it, so I can't imagine what it's like reading it.

- Bengals @ Ravens; And I'm going with the Ravens. The Bengals are missing A.J. Green and the Ravens will likely focus in on Ray Rice as a form of over compensation after last week, which I think will work well.

- Jaguars @ Browns; Oh God. I'm so glad I don't live in Cleveland. Every week just seems to be another horrible match up. I'm not a big fan of the Jaguars, but I'm even less of a fan of the Browns so I'll take the Jags to win it.

- Panthers @ Lions; If it wasn't for the Panthers defense I'd take them. But I can't. Their secondary will have great difficulty containing the Lions, so I'm backing a Lions win.

- Buccaneers @ Packers; Do I even have to explain this? Packers win.

- Bills @ Dolphins; Miami is hitting back and the Bills have been unsteady lately, but the Dolphins defense still can't tackle and I see Fred Jackson having a lot of fun. Bills win.

- Raiders @ Vikings; The Raiders are still missing a number of key offensive players and it's going to be tough sleding against the Vikings defense. I'll support my assessment of Christian Ponder and take a Vikings win.

- Cowboys @ Redskins; Cowboys. By a mile.

- Cardinals @ 49ers; 49ers. Just a little too strong defensively right now.

- Seahawks @ Rams; As much as I dislike the Seahawks, their run defense is a good match for stopping Steven Jackson, who basically constitutes about 90% of the Rams useful offense. Seahawks win.

- Titans @ Falcons; Falcons. The Titans are getting better, but the Falcons are set defensively to give them problems and the Titans D will struggle I think to cope with the Falcons.

- Chargers @ Bears; I'll take the Bears on account of the Chargers spectacular ability to kill themselves off in games. Also have to like the Bears pass rush against an injury riddled Chargers O-line.

- Eagles @ Giants; Giants, Giants and more Giants.

- Chiefs @ Patriots; The Patriots are still winning even when they don't play well, which is often seen as the mark of a true championship team, regardless of the sport. And they're playing the Chiefs. The Chiefs. Patriots win.

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