Last week, the upsets were plentiful in the National Football League (NFL). There always seems to be one week in every football season where tendencies are thrown out the window. Last week was that week. My record for last week was 8-6 which put my overall record at 87-49. I have decided to do better this week, so check out the picks below. The Chicago Bears, the Cincinnati Bengals, the New York Giants, and the Houston Texans are on a bye this week.
Thursday, November 11th
Baltimore Ravens (6-2) at Miami Dolphins (2-7). The Dolphins have been the biggest disappointment in the AFC this season. Now, they have to go against Baltimore. Pick: Ravens.
Sunday, November 14th
Atlanta Falcons (4-4) at Dallas Cowboys (6-2). The Falcons had the best win of their season last week, while the Cowboys had their worst loss of the week. The Cowboys should bounce back this week. Pick: Cowboys.
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) at Indianapolis Colts (4-5). The Jaguars pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year after defeating the Buffalo Bills last Sunday. However, they will be going against a Colts team that has righted the ship after a slow start to the season. Pick: Colts.
Cleveland Browns (5-4) at New England Patriots (5-4). Both teams play with the same philosophy in mind as they choose to be physical on both sides of the ball. The Browns seem to be a whole new team after demolishing the Bengals last week. Pick: Browns.
Buffalo Bills (5-3) at New York Jets (2-6). There is no way the Bills are going to play as horrible as they did last week. Pick: Bills.
Detroit Lions (0-8) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3). Lions fans are in the midst of another nightmare as the team desperately needs a win. Pick: Steelers.
New Orleans Saints (5-3) at Tennessee Titans (7-2). The Titans are the hottest team in the NFL right now. Pick: Titans.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-2) at Washington Football Team (2-6). The Washington Football Team has been the most disappointing team in the NFC. Pick: Buccaneers.
Carolina Panthers (4-5) at Arizona Cardinals (8-1). Help is on the way for the Panthers because they signed QB Cam Newton today. More than likely, he will not play this Sunday. Pick: Cardinals.
Minnesota Vikings (3-5) at Los Angeles Chargers (5-3). The Vikings are always in close games this season, but find a way to lose at the end. Pick: Chargers.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-6) at Denver Broncos (5-4). The Broncos righted the ship last week after demolishing the Cowboys. Pick: Broncos.
Seattle Seahawks (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (7-2). The Seahawks will have QB Russell Wilson back after he missed a month with a broken finger. For the Packers, QB Aaron Rodgers could be cleared to play on Sunday if he clears protocols. While the spotlight has been on both quarterbacks returning in the lead-up to this game, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari will play for the first time this season on Sunday. Bakhtiari's return means that the offensive should be rolling on Sunday. Pick: Packers.
Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (5-3). Be prepared to see plenty of points in this game because both teams scored at least 30 points against each other in both games last season. Either team can win this game, but the Raiders offense should be buzzing this week with the addition of WR DeSean Jackson. Pick: Raiders.
Monday, November 15th
Los Angeles Rams (7-2) at San Francisco 49ers (3-5). The Rams will not play as bad as they did last Sunday. Pick: Rams.
Enjoy the games this week because there are plenty of crossroad games this week.