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NFL Week 11 games: Biggest storylines from Sunday

The NFL Week 11 games are in the proverbial books, and we look at some of the key storylines emerging from the contests.

We’re getting to the critical part of the NFL season.

After 11 weeks, we have a good idea of who should be looking at their draft position, and who should be dreaming about the Lombardi Trophy.

Coming out on Sunday’s action, here are the dominant storylines to keep track of:


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– The Chiefs are coming

After being a confusing, confounding mess for seven games, the Kansas City Chiefs have hit their stride. The defense is leading the way in a shocking turnaround, helping notch a fourth straight victory. This weekend, it was a 19-9 win over the visiting Dallas Cowboys, who couldn’t find the end zone. Chris Jones had 3.5 sacks while Dak Prescott averaged a meager 5.0 YPA. With the win, Kansas City holds onto first place in the AFC West and enters its bye week at 7-4.

– The Bills have problems

Earlier this year, the Buffalo Bills were almost universally seen as the league’s best team. Now? The Bills are 6-4 after losing 41-15 to the Indianapolis Colts in western New York. Buffalo is trailing the New England Patriots by a half-game in the AFC East, somehow putting its playoff dreams in doubt. The Bills visit the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving and should they lose, it’s time to panic.


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– The Vikings and 49ers are making their moves

Both the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers are both on two-game winning streaks and will meet at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in what is suddenly a big game. San Francisco pounded the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend while the Vikings upset the Green Bay Packers, winning 34-31 on a last-second field goal. The winner of the upcoming matchup will move one game ahead of the other — both are 5-5 — and own a key tiebreaker.

– The Raiders appear to be finished

After losing 32-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon, it looks like the Las Vegas Raiders are ready for a long winter. Las Vegas started the campaign 5-2 but like in recent year’s past, the Raiders are falling apart down the stretch. It’s tough to see them coming back into the playoff picture with the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and then a trip to Arrowhead Stadium two weeks later. A very long, tough, steep hill to climb for the stumbling Raiders.

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