NFL Week 11 Picks: Denver Broncos and More Surprising Teams That Will Cover

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 15, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 13:  Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos reacts after catching a 56-yard touchdown pass against safety Reshard Langford #48 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half on November 13, 2011  at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Denver defeated Kansas City 17-10.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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Week 11 is about to start up on Thursday with the New York Jets traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos.

It should be a great battle in the Mile High City during the week and you should definitely bet that game to give yourself some extra cash to make plays with on Sunday and Monday night.

There are a few surprising teams this week I feel will cover the spread as the spreads get tighter and locks become few and far between since Vegas has figured out all the squads by now.

Let’s take a look at these shocking teams who will cover.


Denver Broncos (+4.5) vs. New York Jets

I love the fact that the Broncos decided to run the ball down the Chiefs' throat and never abandoned the game plan, despite losing starting RB Willis McGahee and backup Knowshon Moreno early on.

The Chiefs don’t possess a good rushing defense, but neither do the Jets, who sit right around the middle of the pack in defending against it.

Tim Tebow, Lance Ball and a most-likely-healthy McGahee should continue to do what works with their new run-option offense and would be stupid to throw it at Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie a single time in this game.

I expect the Broncos to win as this college-style offense takes the NFL by storm just like the Wildcat formation.


Carolina Panthers (+7) at Detroit Lions

I like Cam Newton and the Panthers covering in this game against the slumping Lions.

The Chicago Bears exposed many weaknesses that this Lions team has and the Panthers are going to study the tape thoroughly.

After a sub-par performance in Week 10, the Panthers are going to look to rebound and continue to play spoiler and build hope for next year with a win on Sunday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick needs to pick it up after signing a massive contract extension
Ryan Fitzpatrick needs to pick it up after signing a massive contract extensionTom Pennington/Getty Images


Buffalo Bills (+2) at Miami Dolphins

Buffalo and Miami are going in opposite directions right now.

The Bills have lost their last two while Miami has won (their only two wins of the season).

Buffalo is quickly fading from contention in the AFC playoff race and desperately needs a win on Sunday to continue their dreams of making it to the postseason.

They should be able to pick one up against an overachieving Miami team that rarely wins at home.