NFL Week 11: Analysis, Spreads and Predictions

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer INovember 18, 2010

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws the ball during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Cowboys managed to grab their first win under Jason Garrett, while Michael Vick put up one heck of a performance for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10's action.

This NFL betting week starts a bit early again as the Miami Dolphins take on the Chicago Bears at home on Thursday Night.

Chicago Bears (6-3) vs Miami Dolphins (5-4)

Analysis- From Pennington's brief appearance, to going back to Chad Henne, to Tyler who? 

Tyler Thigpen, Miami's third-string quarterback, is expected to get the starting nod this week as the Dolphins face the 6-3 Chicago Bears.

TE Anthony Fasano is coming off of a huge game in which he caught 5 passes for 107 total yards, including one touchdown. Fasano is the first Dolphins TE to have over 100 receiving yards since 2003. 

WR Davone Bess is currently tied for a league best 20 third-down receptions and will look to put up a big game against the Bears' strong defense.

Spread- Miami is giving up 1.5 points to Chicago in this matchup

Prediction- The Dolphins are 1-3 at home on the season, but something tells me that they will pull off this win by more than 1.5 points on Thursday.

Indianapolis Colts (6-3) vs New England Patriots (7-2) 

Analysis- The Patriots are coming off of a sure-fire confidence boosting win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in which they won by a score of 39-26. 

QB Tom Brady has yet to throw an interception since Week 6 and has managed to throw seven touchdowns during that span.

New England currently ranks 1st in the NFL odds in points per game, scoring just under 29 per contest.

Peyton Manning and the Colts have now won five of their last six meetings against the Patriots, with the last five games being decided by seven points or fewer.

Indianapolis' 6-3 record puts them on top of the AFC South division.

Spread- The Patriots are giving the Colts 3.5 points in this battle.

Prediction- Patriots looked very strong in Pittsburgh and for that reason I will choose them to win by at least 4 points.

New York Giants (6-3) vs Philadelphia Eagles (6-3)

Analysis- A battle between the NFC East's top two teams will surely be an entertaining one on Sunday night. 

The Giants are coming off of their first loss since Week 3 against a new look Cowboys team, while the Eagles are coming off of a victory against Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins.

QB Michael Vick has yet to throw an interception this season, boasting a 115.1 passer rating with 1,350 total yards, 11 touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. 

Eli Manning will attempt to shake off last week's performance when he threw (at least) two picks for the fifth time this season. 

Spread- The Eagles are giving up 3 points in the duel.

Sportsbook Prediction- With a win the Eagles will take control of the division and with the way Vick is playing, it seems almost inevitable for them not to win.