NFL GAMES OF THE WEEK – 2016 – WEEK ELEVEN

18Nov16

Second week in a row, I’m sitting at 2-0, confident in the third game, only to have Seattle screw things up again. I’ve got to stop picking the games they play in. Whether I pick them to win or lose, I always get it wrong.

Hey. Wait a minute. If I keep picking them to win, they’ll lose and the Cardinals could ….. Uh-hum. Never mind. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Let’s get to the picks!

NFL Football

This week’s Lock of the Week (7-1).

Jacksonville at Detroit.

Here are a couple of teams that I was completely wrong on before the season began. First, I had Detroit being the worst team in the NFC, finishing at 2-14. And could you really blame me? What appeared to be their only offensive weapon (Calvin Megatron Johnson) retired, leaving an apparent impotent offense. Man, was I wrong there!

On the other side, I saw Jacksonville as the team on the rise in the AFC. Last season, Bortles appeared ready to lead his team out of mediocrity, seeking bigger and better things. With what was supposed to be one of the best receiving duos in the league, they were sure to light it up every week. I was so disappointed when I wasn’t able to grab Hurns or Robinson in my fantasy football draft. Now I’m thrilled that I missed them.

With Detroit scoring at will and the Jags not scoring until the fourth quarter, this will not end up well for Jacksonville fans.

Final score – Detroit 41, Jacksonville 21.

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This week’s Upset of the Week (4-4).

Tennessee at Indianapolis.

I had several games to choose from this week, as I ended up picking six games against the spread. I felt the most comfortable with this one.

Everyone wrote off last season’s Indy debacle as injury related. Funny thing. The injuries helped everyone overlook the fact that the Colts are old and/or not very talented. And poor Mr. Luck is still running for his life every week.

Meanwhile, the Titans are several years ahead of schedule in becoming a legitimate football team again. Mariota seems to have figured out the NFL, something many experts doubted he would ever be able to do.

I’m not saying they’re ready for a Super Bowl run just yet, but you’d better not overlook them. Just ask Green Bay! On top of that, they will be seeking revenge for a home loss to these same Colts only four weeks ago.

There should be several lead changes early in the game, but I’m looking for the Titans to pull away in the fourth quarter and pull out the victory.

Final Score – Tennessee 27, Indianapolis 17.

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This week’s Game of the Week (5-2-1).

Green Bay at Washington.

Another tale of two teams going in opposite directions. Washington has figured out how to win games while Green Bay is continually coming up with new ways to lose them. If the playoffs were today (I really hate that phrase), Washington would hold the final wildcard spot and would begin the playoffs at Atlanta, while the Packers would be vacationing somewhere warmer than Green Bay, like Siberia.

The reality is, neither one of these teams will make the playoffs (that’s right, you heard it here first), but this week’s matchup should be full of fireworks. Neither team has a great defense, while both teams have the capability of lighting up the scoreboard.

In the end, the Redskins will continue their mid-season streak, while the Packers will once again find a way to come up short on the road.

Final Score – Washington 34, Green Bay 31.

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There you have it. Short and sweet, but to the point. And no Seattle games, so you know they’re all gonna’ hit!

Now go and enjoy some great football!

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