The NFL's Week 11 schedule features one playoff rematch from last season and a few potential playoff previews for later this season.
The rematch pits the Baltimore Ravens at home against the Tennessee Titans. When the two met in last season's AFC Division Round, the underdog Titans knocked off the No. 1 seed Ravens in Baltimore. Titans running back Derrick Henry stole the show from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, the eventual unanimous NFL MVP.
Baltimore and Tennessee are both on track to make it to the playoffs again, and could meet again. Other matchups between potential NFL playoff teams this week include Cardinals at Seahawk (Thursday night), Chiefs at Raiders and Rams at Buccaneers (Monday night).
NFL Week 11 preview
Cardinals at Seahawks odds, pick and prediction
Cardinals odds: +140
Seahawks odds: -160
Explanation: Two explosive offenses, and the Seahawks have one of the NFL's worst defenses. Even without their famously loud crowd, the Seahawks are still a bit tougher on their home soil.
Russell Wilson bounces back from a couple bad games (by his standard) to throw two or three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Seahawks 31, Cardinals 30
Eagles at Browns odds, pick and prediction
Eagles odds: +160
Browns odds: -180
Explanation: The Browns' defense is led by NFL sacks leader and Defensive Player of the Year candidate DE Myles Garrett, who will chasing after Eagles QB Carson Wentz, the NFL's leader in turnovers.
Baker Mayfield will "game manage" Cleveland into their seventh win, topping last year's victory total for the Browns midway through this season.
Browns 22, Eagles 12
Falcons at Saints odds, pick and prediction
Falcons odds: +190
Saints odds: -230
Explanation: Drew Brees reportedly suffered rib fractures and a collapsed lung last week against the 49ers. If he can't play, the Saints will likely start Jameis Winston at QB, who led the NFL in passing yards last season as Tampa Bay's starter. Winston can still be good enough to get a win over the 3-6 Falcons.
If Jameis Winston replaces Drew Brees, he will turn the ball over once or twice, but the Saints still have too much talent offensively for the Falcons.
Saints 27, Falcons 20
Bengals at Washington odds, pick and prediction
Bengals odds: +105
Washington odds: -125
Explanation: Washington is on its third starting QB of the season (Alex Smith), but their defense is one of the league's best and RB Antonio Gibson is coming off a 2-touchdown effort last week. The Bengals have an exciting rookie QB in Joe Burrow, but were shut down last week, scoring only 10 points against the Steelers.
Burrow faces a tough defense on the road for the second week in a row; his NFL growing pains will continue for another week.
Washington 17, Bengals 14
Patriots at Texans odds, pick and prediction
Patriots odds: -130
Texans odds: +110
Explanation: The Patriots are in the unfamiliar position of being below-.500 this late into a season, but they've won two in a row and QB Cam Newton may be rediscovering the touch he had earlier in the season. The Texans scored only seven points in their loss to the Browns last week.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson will put up more passing yards, but Patriots QB Cam Newton will shine in the run game. Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson (the NFL leader in interceptions) has grabbed an interception in five straight games, a streak that will continue Sunday.
Patriots 20, Texans 13
Steelers at Jaguars odds, pick and prediction
Steelers odds: -500
Jaguars odds: +350
Explanation: The Steelers are the NFL's last remaining undefeated team at 9-0. The Jaguars are one of the NFL's worst teams at 1-8. Enough said.
The Steelers remain undefeated in convincing fashion.
Steelers 34, Jaguars 17
Titans at Ravens odds, pick and prediction
Titans odds: +225
Ravens odds: -275
Explanation: The Ravens' offense hasn't been nearly as explosive as it was last year, when they were the NFL's best team in the regular season. The Ravens lost last week in a rain-soaked game to the underdog Patriots, but this week they're at home. The Titans looked like one of the NFL's best teams early this season, but last week they may have been exposed in a decisive home loss to the Colts.
Titans RB Derrick Henry and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will provide fireworks on the ground, but the Ravens' opportunistic defense will prove the difference in this game.
Ravens 21, Titans 18
Dolphins at Broncos odds, pick and prediction
Dolphins odds: -180
Broncos odds: +160
Explanation: The Dolphins are one of the NFL's hottest teams, having won three in a row since rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa took over as Miami's starter.
Miami's special teams will make a big play -- a kick return for a score, a blocked kick, something along those lines -- and Tua will outgun Denver's young QB Drew Lock.
Dolphins 27, Broncos 17
Jets at Chargers odds, pick and prediction
Jets odds: +325
Chargers odds: -450
Explanation: The Jets are the NFL's only winless team at 0-9 and are routinely getting blown out. The Chargers are just 2-7, but a lot of their losses have been close and competitive.
Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert will go throw-for-throw with Jets veteran backup QB Joe Flacco, who has a Super Bowl title under his belt. But Herbert has more talent around him than Flacco. The Jets' winless streak doesn't stop this week.
Chargers 33, Jets 28
Cowboys at Vikings odds, pick and prediction
Cowboys odds: +265
Vikings odds: -330
Explanation: The Vikings eked out a win over the Bears this past Monday night, but star running back Dalvin Cook was relatively quiet compared to the previous two weeks when he'd been almost unstoppable. The Cowboys are expected to get QB Andy Dalton back, but he's not Dak Prescott.
The Cowboys' offense looks a little better with Dalton at the helm, but their O-line is still banged up.
Vikings 24, Cowboys 16
Packers at Colts odds, pick and prediction
Packers odds: EVEN
Colts odds: -120
Explanation: The Packers and Colts have each won three of their last four games and lead their respective divisions. This should be a close, well-played game between two of the NFL's best teams right now.
Packers receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling has looked like the missing puzzle piece for Green Bay in recent weeks, scoring three TD's in the last two games. His stat line could determine the outcome of this game.
Colts 31, Packers 27
Chiefs at Raiders odds, pick and prediction
Chiefs odds: -334
Raiders odds: +270
Explanation: The Raiders beat the Chiefs in Kansas City earlier this season, but since then the Chiefs have added former All-Pro RB Le'Veon Bell and the Raiders have a lot of injuries on defense.
The Raiders make it closer than expected, but don't pull off the season sweep over the defending Super Bowl champs.
Chiefs 38, Raiders 31
Rams at Buccaneers odds, pick and prediction
Rams odds: +175
Buccaneers odds: -210
Explanation: The Bucs bounced back from an embarrassing loss to the Saints two weeks ago with a decisive win over the Panthers. The Rams are closer to the Saints than the Panthers, though, with one of the NFL's best defenses.
Tom Brady and Co. are a serious title contender in his 21st NFL season, but their inconsistency is concerning. Aaron Donald and the Rams defense turn in a stellar primetime performance.
Rams 24, Buccaneers 22Published 19 Nov 2020, 08:22 IST