Week 11 could finish as one of the best slates of the season. The week starts off with a bang, featuring an AFC North battle between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football. In the offseason, the two were the NFL odds’ favorites to win the division. This is the final battle of the season between Cincinnati and Baltimore. Head-to-head matchups could decide who wins the North.
Intense Matchups Await in NFL Week 11
The Ravens are 4-1 in their last five home games against the Bengals. Expect this matchup to be perhaps the most intense of the week, as it should be one of the NFL’s best rivalries for years to come. Both should be annual playoff participants with quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Lamar Jackson.
The Minnesota Vikings against the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football is the weakest primetime matchup of Week 11. However, this is still a solid matchup, especially compared to Week 10’s primetime slots. Kirk Cousins against Russell Wilson is an intriguing quarterback matchup between veterans looking to prove they have still got it.
Minnesota’s offense against Denver’s defense will make the headlines. How can we not look forward to wide receiver Justin Jefferson lining up across from cornerback Patrick Surtain II? This is as good as it gets with possibly football’s best wideout and cornerback. Who will win this matchup? NFL lines offer several props for Jefferson’s totals.
Monday Night Football – Eagles vs Chiefs
Monday Night Football (MNF) will be an epic finale with plenty of fireworks. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs square off for a replay of the Super Bowl 57 matchup. This is the cream of the crop, as both teams entered the season as favorites to win their conference. Will quarterback Jalen Hurts best quarterback Patrick Mahomes this time? Hurts outplayed Mahomes in Super Bowl 57, but it was not enough to secure the win.
The Eagles’ defensive line failed to generate pressure on Mahomes last season. Kansas City’s offensive line could be worse. Will this be the difference in the MNF rematch? Check out the sportsbook for Philadelphia’s projected sack total to sweeten your parlay.
1 p.m. ET Slate – Key Rivalries and Implications
The International Series is officially behind us; no more getting up at the crack of dawn to watch games that are taking place across the pond. The 1 p.m. ET slate features key rivalries, like the Steelers-Browns and Bears-Lions. Both matchups could have big implications on divisional crowns, especially the Bears-Lions. The NFC North is wide open, and Chicago and Detroit are trending in the right direction. The Bears have one of the league’s best run games, while the Lions have a high-scoring offense.
The Green Bay Packers playing host to the Los Angeles Chargers could be another enticing matchup. Winning at Lambeau Field is never easy. Jordan Love is hoping to establish himself as Green Bay’s franchise QB, supported by his group of young receiving targets. Quarterback Justin Herbert is looking to lead the Chargers to a breakout season, cementing Los Angeles as a contender. This matchup shows modern football’s philosophy. A quarterback can never have too many targets. Both franchises have surrounded their young QBs with talented wide receivers and tight ends.
The second round of Sunday games is a bit underwhelming. However, the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills stands out as a must-see matchup. The quarterback duel between Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen will draw enough eyes. Plus, both rosters have the talent for potential Super Bowl runs. NFL odds for Week 11 will likely tab the Bills as the favorite. Will Rodgers lead the Jets to their first win in Buffalo since 2019?
The Bengals-Ravens, Jets-Bills and Eagles-Chiefs are clearly the top games of Week 11. These six teams could be legit contenders once the postseason begins. We will learn a lot about the loaded AFC this week.
With NFL Week 12 Odds on the horizon, fans can expect a fresh set of electrifying showdowns and strategic clashes!