NFL Picks Week 11: Minnesota Vikings and Other Upset Teams on Horizon
Week 11 is full of matchups prime for upsets. One example is the Minnesota Vikings, who are poised to upset the Oakland Raiders
While there have been many surprise teams at the beginning of this season, it is time for new teams, like the Denver Broncos, to make a resurgence.
Look for some interesting games in Week 11.
Here are four games that are destined for upset.
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The Miami Dolphins are on a bit of a hot streak. They have won the last two games after losing their first seven.
In Week 11, they play the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills have been struggling of late, and the Dolphins can take advantage of it.
Matt Moore and Brandon Marshall seem to have a really good connection, and they will take advantage of the Bills' weak passing defense.
The Dolphins have the No. 10 rushing defense, so look for the effectiveness of running back Fred Jackson to be diminished.
Overall, this is a good situation for the Dolphins.
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After coming off a very weak showing against the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to rebound.
With the best running back in the league in Adrian Peterson, and one of the most dynamic players in Percy Harvin, the explosive Vikings offense will be able to put up some big points.
The Raiders have the No. 25-ranked rushing defense in the league, so look for Adrian Peterson to run all over them.
The Raiders are still without Darren McFadden, so Week 11 is a prime opportunity for the Vikings to have an upset.
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In Week 11, the Carolina Panthers are taking on the Detroit Lions.
The Lions have lost three out of the last four games, and are in a bit of a slump after their hot start. The Lions have a terrific passing defense, but struggle against the run.
Jonathan Stewart will be able to exploit this and open up the passing game for Cam Newton and Steve Smith.
The Lions are still without Jahvid Best, so the Panthers should be able to shut down the running game.
This is a perfect week for the Panthers to secure their third win of the season.
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The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11, and it will be interesting. The Bengals have the No. 2-ranked rushing defense and the No. 10-ranked passing defense.
Unless Joe Flacco is really on his game, he will have a hard time breaking through the Bengals defense. The same goes for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. The Ravens have an excellent defense.
No doubt, it will be a low-scoring affair.
If A.J. Green is ready to go in Week 11, the Bengals will have the upper hand. He is listed as questionable.