Back to a winning state of mind.
Sure, we didn’t win by much. But 7-6 is not a losing record, and no one can argue that.
Ready for Week 11?
Week 10 = 7-6
Season-to-Date = 76-61-2
Week 11 of the 2021 NFL Season
Indianapolis Colts @ Buffalo Bills (-7)
I’d like to use the above tweet to speak to the social media departments of all teams.
Here are the tweets I am looking for from you:
- A “Welcome to X” when a new player is signed/traded for
- Pictures from games the team won
- List of inactives before kickoff
What even is this? And why is it sponsored by Planet Fitness? That certainly is not taking place inside of a Planet Fitness.
It’s also kind of a weird self-own. “We’re not strong enough to take on this squad from Buffalo as is. It’s time we hit the weights!”
The Pick = Buffalo
Baltimore Ravens @ Chicago Bears (+4.5)
How are my fantasy teams doing? Thank you so much for asking. They’re bad!
I decided years ago to not do more than two because I felt like I always ended up having players in one league that I was facing in another.
Then this year I chose to do four because I make bad decisions. The results unfortunately have also spoken for themselves.
But the one ray of hope is I picked up Rashod Bateman in my keeper league. Everything at this point is all about Bateman.
The Pick = Baltimore
Detroit Lions @ Cleveland Browns (-12)
I may be a bit biased here, but what about the demolition of the Browns in Week 10 led to Cleveland being double-digit favorites here?
Oh yes, I’m aware Detroit is winless and might be starting Tim Boyle. I’m also a believer this team still comes to play every week.
Here’s a fun game too, which of these franchises would you rather be a fan of in 2022 and beyond?
Detroit likely is getting the #1 pick and has an extra first in the next two drafts from the Rams.
Cleveland has to decide if they want to tie their franchise’s future to a QB averaging less than 250 passing yards per game in his career with a .500 record and a TD:INT ratio less than 2:1.
The Pick = Detroit
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans (-10.5)
I’m going to pick the Texans because they have had two weeks to prepare for this divisional matchup.
I feel HORRIBLE about it.
The Pick = Houston
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings (+2)
My bet is it was so big that Brown’s Christmas shopping is now done.
I think Rodgers also has an even bigger game now that this attention and weight is off him a little bit.
The Pick = Green Bay
Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets (+3.5)
This could be the last start of Joe Flacco’s career. I’m going to put my faith all into the “leave it all on the field cliché”.
The Pick = New York
New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5)
What happened? In Hurts’ first career NFL start he threw for 167 yards and ran for 106 yards.
Fun fact, I’m all in on matching colors for football jerseys and pants. And as we’ve covered, I know fashion.
The Pick = Philadelphia
Washington Football Team @ Carolina Panthers (-3.5)
Cam back in Carolina and WFT poised for a letdown game after avenging their playoff loss to Tampa?
This one feels so easy it’s 100% going to be wrong.
The Pick = Carolina
San Francisco 49ers @ Jacksonville Jaguars (+6.5)
What a bizarre stat! And that’s Steve Young in that first pic who retired in the previous century!
I really don’t have anything else to add for this game.
The Pick = San Francisco
Cincinnati Bengals @ Las Vegas Raiders (+1)
Bo Jackson averaged 138 rushing yards per game vs. the Bengals in his career, and 70 yards per game vs. the rest of the NFL.
What does this have to do with this game? Absolutely nothing.
With a game so close though you have to look at any and every angle to find a winner.
The Pick = Las Vegas
Dallas Cowboys @ Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5)
The Chiefs right now are the third hottest team in the NFL after the Titans (6 straight wins) and the Patriots (5 straight wins).
The wins have been against at home vs. the Giants (by 3), at home vs. a Jordan Love led Packers (by 6) and in Las Vegas vs. a Raiders team dealing with a new off-field issue every week (by 27).
I can understand why Kansas City wants to scream “We’re back!” like Cam Newton, but the issues with this team likely haven’t disappeared.
Even without Amari Cooper, I am expecting a shootout and I think Dallas’ D is more likely to get a game-winning stop than the Chiefs.
The Pick = Dallas
Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks (+2.5)
I wish I could tell you that with all the injury uncertainty I could wait to pick this game until kickoff.
I wish I could tell you that but making weekly NFL picks is no fairy-tale world.
I’ll never say which game in Week 11 breaks me, but you’ll all know.
The Pick = Seattle
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers (-5.5)
The Steelers get Ben Roethlisberger back for this game which should be a bonus for Pittsburgh. But #7 is also 7-11 on the road vs. AFC/NFC West teams.
The Chargers NEED this game, or they could wind up tied with Denver for last in the division by Monday morning.
The Pick = Los Angeles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants (+10.5)
Tom Brady has not lost three games in a row since 2002.
His average margin of victory following two losses is 19 points.
His teams have only won by less than 10 points following two losses once.
The Pick = Tampa Bay
I feel great about these picks. I love each and every one.
I would be very careful following them with my confidence being so sky high.
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