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NFL Week 11 schedule: 5 teams on upset alert

Which teams are on upset alert this weekend? We highlight five who should be careful as the NFL Week 11 schedule approaches.

5. Arizona Cardinals (-2.5) at Seattle Seahawks

The big question with the Cardinals is health. Are we going to see Kyler Murray this weekend? If we do, is he going to be near or at 100 percent? Same thing with DeAndre Hopkins, who has been out the last few games. Arizona is 8-2 but needs to keep winning in what is both a tight divisional battle and a contest for the only bye in the NFC playoffs. Meanwhile, at 3-6, the Seahawks come home for what is essentially their last stand. Either win or face the offseason.

4. Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Chiefs have to be on this list. They dominated the Las Vegas Raiders last weekend, winning 41-14 on Sunday night. However, that’s the first time they’ve played a complete game all year, and now the Cowboys are invading Arrowhead Stadium. Is this going to represent a step back for a team that has struggled to get going most of the year, or do the Chiefs come out and cover at home for the first time in 2021? Dallas is really good, and this is a huge test for Kansas City.

3. Cincinnati Bengals (-1) at Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders and Bengals find themselves in very similar situations. Cincinnati and Las Vegas are both 5-4 and trying to snap two-game losing streaks. For the Raiders, they’re at home and hoping to get DeSean Jackson a bit more involved in his second week with the team, while the defense tries to bounce back from the crushing loss to Kansas City. While the Bengals might be the better team, it’s a small margin and the Raiders are at home, getting a point.

2. Philadelphia Eagles (-1.5) vs. New Orleans Saints

Another really small line. The Eagles are at home and have the better quarterback and weaponry. However, the Saints are really well-coached and have one of the league’s best defenses. New Orleans will make Philadelphia earn everything and if the Eagles are sloppy, the Saints can pounce. Whoever wins this game will feel very good about their spot in the NFC standings.

1. Buffalo Bills (-7) vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are trying to make a huge move in the AFC, and beating the Bills would certainly qualify. Buffalo has been terrific at times, but they’ve also lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers. For Indy, the key is going to be protecting quarterback Carson Wentz, allowing him some time in the pocket to make plays and avoid turnovers.

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