Week 10 of the 2011 NFL season features nine games between teams both very much in the postseason hunt. These contests will greatly affect the playoff picture, and some of the games could even be previews of upcoming January matchups.
Beyond that are intriguing storylines that you don't want to miss. The San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants in a battle for the NFC’s second-best team. Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick go head to head on primetime television. The 6-2 Cincinnati Bengals host last year’s AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in Andy Dalton’s first-ever meeting with James Harrison and Troy Polamalu.
Whether it is Drew Brees continuing his quest to break the single-season record for passing yards, Cam Newton stating his case to win Offensive Rookie of the Year or Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears trying to overtake the 6-2 Detroit Lions, this week of football is a good one.
The following slides break down the games for you. You’ll see who’s playing, what’s at stake for each team, which players are key to the outcome and who will win.