NFL Picks: Predictions for Every Week 11 Game S/U, Against the Spread, O/U

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NFL Picks: Predictions for Every Week 11 Game S/U, Against the Spread, O/U
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Even his own man gets a hit.

Tim Tebow, Matt Leinart, Tyler Palko and (possibly) Vince Young are all firmly in the NFL spotlight as we enter Week 11. Tebow may not be a backup getting his first start, but he certainly joins the other three in the "uncertain" category when it comes to what fans (and opposing defenses) can expect.

Picks Record Through Week 10

Straight Up: 93-52  

Against the Spread: 80-65  

Over/Under: 71-74

 

Thursday Night Football

New York Jets at Denver Broncos

Straight Up: New York

Against the Spread: New York +4.5

Over/Under: Over 40.5

Theoretically, the Jets should stomp all over Denver. However, I’m not sure I can trust a Gang Green team that missed two huge fumble recoveries, dropped three INTs and mangled the return game.

On the other hand, I don’t care what anyone says; I think Mark Sanchez is talented. If Rex Ryan and  Brian Schottenheimer would give him a consistent passing plan, the entire team would be better off.

The first half of this season, Mr. Sanchez was missing Braylon Edwards (I realize I’m probably the only person on the planet who thinks this). But now that Plaxico Burress is back in end zone-hogging form, Sanchez should be more productive. He needs to be this week.

With Ladanian Tomlinson hurt, New York’s only hope of a running game rests with lukewarm Shonn Greene. I hope they mix in Joe McKnight, because I am not at all sure that Greene can handle running against that improving Denver D.

Sanchez will have to pass if the Broncos continue to run the ball for hundreds of yards per game.This is a test for the slumping Jets D. Stop the run. You know it’s coming. Otherwise, it won’t matter what anyone else does.

The Denver O-line has been having a field day out there run blocking. This Sunday, I’m going to count the number of TEs in there blocking. You know it’s good when they are down to their third- and fourth-string backs and still come up with over 200 yards on the ground. (Lance Ball and fullback Larson, by the way).

But, seriously? Two completed passes? Come on.

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