NFL Scores Week 11: Playoff Standings, Results and Top Fantasy Performances

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 16: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a 5 yard touchdown reception in the third quarter during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field on November 16, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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It's Week 11 of the 2017 NFL regular season. And as we draw closer to the end of this year, the playoff picture is becoming easier to decipher.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are asserting themselves as the class of the AFC. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings are doing the same in the NFC.

There's still plenty to be decided in terms of the lower seeds, though. And some big individual fantasy performances are doing a lot to sort things out from top to bottom.

Week 11 NFL Scores, Fantasy Stars
AwayScoreHomeFantasy Star
Titans17-40SteelersAntonio Brown10 rec, 144 yds, 3 TDs
Ravens23-0PackersBAL D/ST0 points allowed, 3 INTs, 2 fumbles recovered
Rams7-24VikingsLatavius Murray95 rush yds, 2 TDs
Lions27-24BearsJordan Howard125 rush yds, TD
Jaguars19-7BrownsJAX D/ST7 points allowed, 3 fumbles recovered, 2 INTs
Cardinals21-31TexansD'Onta Foreman65 rush yds, 2 TDs, 3 rec, 15 yds
Buccaneers30-20DolphinsKenny Stills7 rec, 180 yds, TD
Chiefs9-12GiantsOrleans Darkwa74 rush yds, TD, 2 rec, 16 yds
Redskins31-34SaintsKirk Cousins22-of-32, 322 yds, 3 TDs
Bills24-54ChargersKeenan Allen12 rec, 159 yds, 2 TDs
Bengals20-17BroncosAndy Dalton15-of-25, 154 yds, 3 TD
Patriots33-8RaidersTom Brady30-of-37, 339 yds, 3 TDs
Eagles37-9CowboysPHI D/ST9 points allowed, 3 INTs, 1 fumble recovered, TD
Week 11 Playoff Standings
AFC Division LeadersWL
AFC Wild CardWL
NFC Division LeadersWL
NFC Wild CardWL


Antonio Brown

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 16: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 10-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field on November 16, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Phot
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Through his first nine games of the season, Steelers superstar wideout Antonio Brown averaged 6.7 receptions and 98 receiving yards per game. Those are solid numbers, but they weren't leading to touchdowns. At least they weren't before Week 11.

Brown doubled his season total for receiving touchdowns on Thursday, with a 10-catch, 144-yard, three-touchdown performance.

The big night prompted this superlative from NFL.com's Adam Rank:

Adam Rank @adamrank

Antonio Brown is the best WR of the last 20 years. He's better than Moss, T.O., all of them.

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And that may not be much of an exaggeration, at least according to fantasy production. Over 200 wide receivers have piled up 1,000-plus career fantasy points (point-per-reception formats). Among that group, Brown is third in PPR points per game, trailing only Julio Jones and Don Hutson (who played from 1935 to 1945).


Ben Roethlisberger

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 16: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field on November 16, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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It should come as no surprise that Brown's 2017 breakout coincided with one from his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

Coming into Week 11, Big Ben was averaging 255.3 yards, 1.3 touchdowns and 1.1 interceptions per game. He blew those numbers away on Thursday, throwing for 299 yards, four scores and no picks on his way to his first 30-point fantasy outing of the season.

Of course, Brown deserves some credit here too. Especially for this helmet catch the NFL shared that gave Roethlisberger one of his touchdowns:


Unreal, @AB84. #TENvsPIT https://t.co/tvViRfwUYp

If those two are finally on the same page for this stretch run and the postseason, the Steelers could be legitimate contenders.


Ravens Defense/Special Teams

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 19:  Brandon Carr #24 and Tim Williams #56 of the Baltimore Ravens combine for a tackle against Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Lambeau Field on November 19, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo
Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers were 1-3 since Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone in Week 6 (including the game he left early). Despite the losing record, they were fairly competitive.

That all changed on Sunday, as the wheels came off thanks in large part to a ball-hawking defensive effort by the Baltimore Ravens.

Not only did the Ravens pitch a shutout, they forced five turnovers on the way to the result, including three interceptions of Rodgers' backup, Brett Hundley.

The Baltimore win pulls it to .500 on the season and very much in the hunt for a playoff spot. With this defense playing the way it is, the Ravens are a real threat to sneak in as a wild card.


Kenny Stills

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The Miami Dolphins came up short in a 20-30 loss to the Tampa Buccaneers, but you can't lay the loss at Kenny Stills' feet.

The Dolphins wideout went off for seven receptions, 180 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. Miami shared video of his 61-yard score:

Despite the loss, Miami's still only a game and a half out of a wild-card spot. And if Stills and quarterback Matt Moore have some chemistry brewing, they're still in the hunt.


Kirk Cousins

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 19:  Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins warms up during pre game before playing the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images
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Like Stills, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was the fantasy star in a game his team wound up losing, 31-34, in overtime.

Cousins did what he could, but Washington's defense couldn't hold off a furious comeback. He finished 22-of-32 for 322 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

The loss puts the Redskins under .500, but like the AFC, the bottom of the NFC is still wide-open.

Keenan Allen

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19:  Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers calls for a pass interference penalty during the game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers absolutely lit the Buffalo Bills up. And wide receiver Keenan Allen was a big part of the 54-24 onslaught.

He went off for 12 receptions, 159 yards and two touchdowns. The NFL shared video of one of the scores in the second quarter:


Philip Rivers 👉 @Keenan13Allen... END ZONE! #Chargers https://t.co/qVwhPXub6v

With the win, the Chargers' slim playoff hopes remain alive. And if Philip Rivers and Allen can stay on this wavelength, they could cause some problems for other teams down the stretch.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady of New England Patriots controls the ball during the 2016 NFL week 11 regular season football game against Oakland Raiders on November 19, 2017 at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. / AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA        (Photo credit should read

The New England Patriots crushed the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City. Tom Brady was predictably prolific in the 33-8 win.

Brady connected on 30-of-37 pass attempts, piling up 339 yards, three touchdowns and no picks.

After a rough start to the season, the Patriots appear to be firmly in control of the AFC.

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