Week 11 in the NFL has the potential to make or break several teams with playoff aspirations. Unlike in previous years, there are no dominant teams like the Indianapolis Colts or the New England Patriots who are threatening the 1972 Miami Dolphins with an undefeated season.
Rather, this season has produced an enormous amount of equality amongst teams. In the AFC alone, there are five 5-4 teams. Three of the four divisions have teams that are tied for the division lead. Realistically, 12 out of 16 teams are still in the hunt for playoff contention.
The NFC is a similar story. All four divisions either have ties for division leads or have multiple teams within one game. Currently, a 6-3 team would be on the outside looking into the playoff picture.
Consequently, Week 11 has become an essential week for any team with postseason hopes. While no team will be eliminated from contention with a loss, the climb will be far steeper to capture a division title or wild card spot.
With so many important games on the Week 11 schedule, here are my picks for the spreads for each Week 11 game.