NFL Week 11 schedule: 5 teams on upset alert
The NFL Week 11 schedule is underway, and these five teams should be concerned about being upset this weekend.
5. Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills (-7.5)
The game has been moved to Detroit with the snow overwhelming Buffalo, making the weather a moot point. Cleveland will try to run the ball as the last three opponents for the Bills have, utilizing Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Meanwhile, Buffalo will hope to spread the Browns’ defense out and throw all over the place, especially on turf in a dome. Look for Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis to have substantial days.
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4. Cincinnati Bengals (-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers
This is a Week 1 rematch from when Joe Burrow threw four interceptions and the Bengals missed a game-winning extra point and, subsequently, a 29-yard field goal in overtime to earn victory. Pittsburgh is only 2-6 since, while Cincinnati is now 5-4, trying to get back to the apex of the AFC North. The Bengals have a very tough schedule ahead with games against the Chiefs, Bills, Titans, Bucs and Ravens ahead. This is a must-win for Cincinnati.
3. New York Jets at New England Patriots (-3.5)
Who would have looked at the schedule before the season and thought this was a big game? But here we are, with both teams coming off their bye weeks and needing a win. The Jets are 6-3 and trying to earn a split with New England of their head-to-head matchups, while the Patriots are 5-4 and know a loss likely sinks their postseason hopes. It’s arguably the most important game of the weekend.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (-5) at Los Angeles Chargers
The Chiefs enter Week 11 sitting atop the AFC standings at 7-2, winners of three straight. Meanwhile, the Chargers are 5-4 and desperately need to win if they want any hope of dethroning Kansas City in the AFC West. The injuries are worth watching on both sides, as the Chiefs are without receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman, and the Chargers could be getting Mike Williams and Keenan Allen back in the lineup. Will it even out the playing field?
1. Dallas Cowboys (-1.5) at Minnesota Vikings
Best game of the NFL Week 11 schedule between the 8-1 Vikings and 6-3 Cowboys. Minnesota is coming off a wild win over the Bills, while Dallas is hoping to erase the memory of a blown two-touchdown lead at Lambeau Field last weekend. If the Vikings can win once more, the critics might all be able to fit into a compact car. Minnesota is rolling, but Dallas has a fantastic defense and ample offensive talent.