November 12, 2014
Hello sports fans! Welcome to Week 11 of the NFL season.
The injury bug strikes, as its victims are sporadic in the NFC West. Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis is on the injured reserve list and will require surgery for his strained muscle on his big toe.
Both teams won last week. Willis missed the 49ers’ overtime victory over the Saints, and the Cardinals held on to defeat the Rams. How these injuries will affect both teams going forward remains to be seen. San Francisco will take on the Giants, while Arizona hosts Detroit.
In other NFC news, we saw the Bears imploding on Sunday Night. Aaron Rodgers almost matched Ben Roethlisberger’s touchdown record on the same night. Green Bay took a decisive win over Chicago 55-14. Monday Night also featured the return of Mark Sanchez in a starting role. He helped the Eagles defeat the lowly Panthers 45-21.
The AFC featured the winless Raiders trying to win their first game. Unfortunately, they ran in the Broncos and lost again. The Dolphins also had trouble, despite holding on against Detroit. They would lose the game with time expiring.
I went 10-3 last week, bringing my total to 95-51. The following is what I got right and wrong for Week 10.
(BYES: HOUSTON, INDIANAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, NEW ENGLAND, SAN DIEGO, WASHINGTON)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 8:25 p.m. X
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
TENNESSEE TITANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS — 1:00 p.m. s.o.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT BUFFALO BILLS — 1:00 p.m.
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT DETROIT LIONS — 1:00 p.m.
DALLAS COWBOYS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (LONDON) — 1:00 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — 1:00 p.m. X
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT N.Y. JETS — 1:00 p.m. X
ATLANTA FALCONS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — 1:00 p.m.
DENVER BRONCOS AT OAKLAND RAIDERS — 4:05 p.m.
ST. LOUIS RAMS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS — 4:25 p.m.
N.Y. GIANTS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.
CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS * — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — 8:30 p.m.
Dallas and Jacksonville will rest after their trip across the pond. The Jets and Ravens will also take their breaks after their victories over Pittsburgh and Tennessee, respectively. Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. initials stand for my shutout pick.
(BYES: BALTIMORE, DALLAS, JACKSONVILLE, N.Y. JETS)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13
BUFFALO BILLS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS — 8:25 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
ATLANTA FALCONS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 1:00 p.m.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT CHICAGO BEARS — 1:00 p.m.
HOUSTON TEXANS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT GREEN BAY PACKERS — 1:00 p.m.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — 1:00 p.m.
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — 1:00 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 1:00 p.m.
DENVER BRONCOS AT ST. LOUIS RAMS — 1:00 p.m.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS — 1:00 p.m.
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — 4:05 p.m. s.o.
DETROIT LIONS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS — 4:25 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS * — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS — 8:30 p.m.
Good luck to all teams this year. If you’re making picks this year, good luck to as well.
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