Welcome to Week 11 of the NFL season as we now start to see who the Super Bowl contenders are. The New Orleans Saints look like the best team in the league after blowing out a good Cincinnati Bengals team. The Los Angles Rams continued to roll after outlasting division rival, Seattle. My record last week was 4-2, which boosted my mark to 47-30 and my winning percentage raised from 60.6 to 61%. Despite LeVeon Bell ending his tenure as a Steelers, Pittsburgh continue to roll behind James Connor. There were two shockers last week with one being the Cleveland Browns basically shutting down Atlanta for the win. The other was the Tennessee Titans manhandling the New England Patriots. This week I’ll be predicting a total of six games so hopefully my winning percentage goes up. Let’s Get Started!!
The Thursday night game should be a good one and possibly a playoff elimination game. The Green Bay Packers will travel to the Pacific Northwest to face the Seattle Seahawks. Green Bay ended their two game losing streak last week against Miami. Green Bay is still alive for a Wild Card berth and they have a fight on their hands in the division. Aaron Rodgers have worked magic in Seattle before, can he pull another rabbit out of his hat? Seattle have dropped two games in a row and they don’t have a chance of catching the Rams. If they are going to make the playoffs, they need to start winning game right now. With games against the Chiefs, Panthers and Vikings, they need this one. I’m thinking they’ll get the win over Green Bay.
Seattle Win 31-21
We have another battle between two teams that could be playing an elimination game. The Dallas Cowboys will head to Atlanta to face the Falcons. The Cowboys ended their two game losing streak last week against the Eagles. When Ezekiel Elliott is given touches, the Cowboys usually get remarkable results. That’s what happened last week and if they’re going to win this game, it’ll take place again. Can the Cowboys make it two in a row headed to a showdown with Washington? Atlanta had their three game winning streak ended last week at the hands of the Cleveland Browns. If Atlanta jumps out on the Cowboys, they can minimize Elliott in the run game. With the Falcons being a better home team, Atlanta should win this one.
Atlanta Win 30-21
We have a battle between two division leading teams. The AFC South leading Houston Texans will travel to the NFC East leading Washington Redskins. After dropping their first three games, Houston have reeled off six wins in a row. If Houston is going to make it seven in a row, they’ll need to have success against that tough Redskins secondary. Houston will have their hands full against that Redskins efficient offense as they need to slow down Adrian Peterson. With Washington, they’re quietly have become one of the better defenses in the league. Will they be able to stop or at least control Deshaun Watson as he seems to get more confident every week? I’m going with the home team Redskins to win a close one.
Washington Win 24-23
We have a matchup that should’ve been last year’s NFC Championship game. The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to New Orleans to battle the Saints. After a very disappointing loss at home to their rival, Dallas Cowboys the Eagles face a hard uphill climb. If the Eagles are going to make a run to defend their Super Bowl title, they need to win this tough one. With Ronald Darby being the latest player in the secondary to be loss for the season, this is the worse matchup. New Orleans is loaded on offense with three potential MVP candidates. Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas are all having historic seasons. With those three, New Orleans should have an easy time against the Eagles.
New Orleans Win 34-24
The Sunday Night Game should be a good one as these teams are battling for the division lead. The Minnesota Vikings will travel to Soldier Field to face the Chicago Bears. Minnesota have won four of their last five games and it seems like Dalvin Cook is getting healthier every week. Before the season started, Minnesota was one of three teams I chose to represent the NFC. With Everson Griffin back, the defense will continue to improve also. Chicago is one a three game winning streak and hopefully Khalil Mack is healthy enough for this critical game. Mitchell Trubisky is improving every week and the offense is starting to look like one of the better ones in the league. This is a hard one, but I’m going with Minnesota to win on the road.
Minnesota Win 31-30
The Monday Night Game is one that’s really a must see and potentially a Super Bowl preview. The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams. Originally, the game was to be played in Mexico City, but the field conditions were awful so the game is in Los Angeles. Kansas City has one of the best offenses in the league with guys like Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce. They are the favorites to be the AFC representative in the Super Bowl, can they beat the Rams? Los Angeles will need to big game from Todd Gurley if they’re going to beat Kansas City. Jared Goff could have his way with a not so great defense in the Chiefs. This is a hard one for me, but I’m going with the Rams at home in a shootout.
Los Angeles Win 38-35
Are you ready for another weekend of football? What’s the game you’re looking forward to the most? What do you think about my predictions? Peep my top 5 teams from both conference heading into this weekend. Leave a comment below about my 2018 Week 10 NFL predictions.
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Los Angeles Chargers
- New England Patriots
- Houston Texas
- New Orleans Saints
- Los Angeles Rams
- Chicago Bears
- Minnesota Vikings
- Washington Redskins