NFL Predictions Week 11: Teams That Will Lose Big

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 04: Linebacker Kevin Burnett #56 of the Miami Dolphins sacks Quarterback Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders at Sun Life Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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With Week 11 of the 2012 NFL regular season approaching fast, it’s time to go through the schedule and predict the teams that will lose big.

This week’s losers have been playing dreadful in 2012, and their incompetence will continue in Week 11 against stellar competition.

If you are in a suicide pool or just looking for the locks of the week, look no further than these teams to find predictions on the biggest losers for this week.


Arizona Cardinals

Arizona at Atlanta

The Arizona Cardinals started the season 4-0 and have been absolutely atrocious ever since. In Week 11, the Atlanta Falcons will hand yet another loss to the team that looked so promising to start the season.

After Atlanta’s defensive flaws were exposed by the New Orleans Saints in Week 10, the Falcons defense will be looking to send a message to the NFL that they are better than they looked this week.

With porous play from the offensive line in Arizona and the instability of John Skelton under center, this will be one of the most one-sided matchups of Week 11.

The Falcons will win by at least 14 points, 33-10.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville at Houston

The Jacksonville Jaguars will simply be outclassed by the Houston Texans in this matchup.

Jacksonville is ranked 31st and 30th in passing and rushing respectively, but that’s not where the team’s incompetence stops. The defense is almost as terrible, ranked 25th against the pass and 27th against the run.

Houston's defense ranks inside the top five in every major statistical category. What's more, the team has a rushing offense that averages 138 yards per game, which is good for eighth in the NFL. The Jaguars don’t have a chance against their AFC South foes.

Houston will destroy Jacksonville, 42-17.


Oakland Raiders

New Orleans at Oakland

The New Orleans Saints are all about offensive explosiveness, and that will be the case once again when the team travels to Oakland to play the terrible Raiders.

Oakland was destroyed by the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10 and New Orleans is coming off a huge win over the Atlanta Falcons. With the two teams heading in opposite directions, the Raiders don’t have a chance.

Oakland's defense ranks 21st and 22nd against the pass and the run. Drew Brees and the Saints will pick this team apart in spectacular fashion.

New Orleans will dominate on the road, 38-13.


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