NFL Week 11 opening odds are out, and here are the top games you need to an eye on this week.
NFL Opening Odds Week 11
Pittsburgh at Cleveland -3
Cleveland managed to sneak past Buffalo 19-16 on Sunday, but the Browns are facing a red-hot Steelers team that has won four straight and has the huge edge in coaching in this AFC North divisional matchup.
Atlanta at Carolina -6
The Falcons jumped all over Drew Brees and the Saints, and if they play like they did this past weekend, Carolina could be looking at its second straight loss after falling to the Packers on Sunday.
Houston at Baltimore -4½
Two of the best young quarterbacks in all of football will be lacing them up in this one, but right now, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are looking like the best team in the AFC and possibly all of football.
Denver at Minnesota NL
The Broncos had a bye on Sunday after dispatching Cleveland two weeks ago, but it won’t matter when they host a Vikings team that is far superior on both sides of the ball in this Week 12 inter-conference clash.
Jacksonville at Indianapolis -3
The Jags got a bye this past weekend after getting humbled at Houston two weeks ago. Jacksonville’s chances of winning this Week 12 AFC South battle look a lot better of Indy’s Jacoby Brissette misses this game after watching the Colts get upset by the lowly Dolphins on Sunday.
Dallas at Detroit NL
The Lions have dropped two straight and five of their last six, including a 20-13 road loss against Chicago on Sunday. With starting quarterback Matthew Stafford out of the lineup, the Lions have no chance of beating Dallas in this affair, even if the Cowboys aren’t necessarily legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
New Orleans -5 at Tampa Bay
Drew Brees suffered a career-high six sacks in the Saints’ stunning upset loss against Atlanta on Sunday, but beating the interception-tossing Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks like it will be a walk in the park even though Tampa Bay got a confidence-boosting win over Arizona on Sunday.
Arizona at San Francisco -13½
The Cardinals might have suffered a crushing 30-27, but Arizona clearly has a future star in rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. After putting up a real fight in their 28-25 home loss against the Niners in Week 9, the Cards look like a team that won’t go down without a fight against unbeaten Frisco.
Chicago at L.A. Rams -7
The Bears got past the Lions 20-13 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak, but I just can’t bring myself to back any team led by the mediocre Mitch Trubisky. L.A. has dropped four of six, including their 17-12 road loss at Pittsburgh, but the Rams are the pick here, even on the road.
Kansas City -4 at L.A. Chargers
The Chiefs blew what looked like a sure-fire win against Tennessee on Sunday while making Ryan Tannehill look like the second coming of Joe Montana. The Chargers have as much talent as any team in the league, but the Bolts are also the biggest bunch of underachievers around.