While Week 10 of the NFL season has yet to conclude (the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up to match up on Monday Night Football), it’s certainly not too early to start making picks for Week 11.
There are a number of tough games that are going to be a pain to predict a winner in, but there are also some lopsided matchups that should almost certainly shake out in favor of the favorite.
Let’s take a look at these contests.
New England Patriots over Indianapolis Colts
While the Colts have jumped out to a surprising 6-3 record, they are going to struggle mightily against the Pats in Week 11.
Bill Belichick is a mastermind coach and will have defensive schemes cooking up that will confuddle rookie QB Andrew Luck. Plus, Tom Brady and the rest of the NE offense will have no problem piling up points against a leaky secondary that has allowed 15 touchdowns via the air.
Expect the Pats to win this by at least 10 points or more.
Atlanta Falcons over Arizona Cardinals
Now that the Falcons have had the first taste of defeat in their mouth, it’s time to wash it out with a beatdown on the Cards.
Atlanta faltered for the first time in 2012 against the New Orleans Saints, but fortunately has an extremely easy Week 11 matchup against a self-destructing squad that hasn’t won since Week 4.
Even though the Cardinals are coming off a bye, it won’t make a difference, as the talent gap between these two teams isn’t even fair.
Houston Texans over Jacksonville Jaguars
This is going to be the blowout of the week, barring a miracle.
The Jags have one win on the season and certainly aren’t going to double that against arguably the best team in the NFL.
Houston’s pass rushers, dynamic offense and overall ability are just too much for an inexperienced, unmotivated and downtrodden squad like the Jags to overcome.