YO's WEEK 11 PICKS

That Thursday night game hurt me to my soul, but this is football and the season holds no prisoners. There are some pretty decent matchups this week. This is the last of the bye weeks as well. Those teams taking a break are Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New York Jets, New England, and San Francisco. I am going to make this a quick pick week. The games are afoot!


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CINCINNATI BENGALS vs BALTIMORE RAVENS:

The Ravens have been a let down the past few weeks. Their defense cannot play the entire game. Let’s hope that Jo Flacco can get the engines started on offense because the Bengals are on a mission after that blow out loss to the Saints last week.

Baltimore Ravens



DALLAS COWBOYS vs ATLANTA FALCONS:

Dallas was a little lucky last week. Yeah, lucky. They will not have that against Atlanta though. Atlanta is still trying to compete and is starting to look like it too. Matt Ryan has better weapons and knows how to use them.

Atlanta Falcons



TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS vs NEW YORK GIANTS:

The boo-birds might be out for this one in New York for their own team. Eli Manning is no match for Ryan Fitzpatrick in a shoot out. Fitzpatrick likes to air it out and there is nothing that the Giants defense can do about it. With so much talent in New York it is a shame that their on field performance is so awful. That will allow the Bucs to get one up north.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers



PITTSBURGH STEELERS vs JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS:

Apparently Leonard Fournette was not the answer to the Jaguars prayers. It is a shame that the Jags have to depend on Blake Bortles to NOT make mistakes to even have a chance in games. The Jags defense may make it a little tough for the Steelers, but Ben Roethlisberger has his team on a roll. They will make adjustments and get this one on the road.

Pittsburgh Steelers



HOUSTON TEXANS vs WASHINGTON REDSKINS:

Houston is really firing on all cylinders right now. Everyone is healthy and making big plays. There is doubt as to whether or not Washington will be able to keep up. Although Alex Smith is great at not turning the ball over, this Texans defense could change that. The Redskins defense is a banged up and may not be able to withstand the thriving offense of Deshaun Watson. This should be an exciting game.

Houston Texans

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TENNESSEE TITANS vs INDIANAPOLIS COLTS:

The Titans did get one over the Patriots last week. That would lead one to believe that they could get one easily over the Colts, right? Andrew Luck may have something to say about that. Indianapolis has been on a winning streak of their own and improving with each win. This is going to be a tough one.

Indianapolis Colts


CAROLINA PANTHERS vs DETROIT LIONS:

Detroit has a way of showing up for games like this and making it hard to decide who to pick. Carolina is on redemption road after that massacre on Thursday night last week at the hands of Pittsburgh. The Panthers like to start out and slow and build up to their wins. Hopefully, this will hold true and the Detroit defense will not be able to stop them.

Carolina Panthers


DENVER BRONCOS vs LOS ANGELES CHARGERS:

Nice battle in the division here! Denver is lacking on offense with Case Keenum. The defense is not fairing any better. Broncos will raise their level of play, but the Chargers will come out victorious.

Los Angeles Chargers


OAKLAND RAIDERS vs ARIZONA CARDINALS:

Let’s see here. There is absolutely nothing at stake in this game. Let’s take a chance and make the pick no one wants to make.

Oakland Raiders


PHILADELPHIA EAGLES vs NEW ORLEANS SAINTS:

Yeah, well, New Orleans is on the ultimate mission right now. Drew Brees continues to make history. Carson Wentz and the Eagles are going to just be a part of that this season. Wentz is improving, but not enough to challenge the Saints defense. It should not be that ugly, but there is potential.

New Orleans Saints

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS vs CHICAGO BEARS:

This game has meaning. Both teams are ready for action. Chicago looks to continue their success this season behind Mitchell Trubisky. Minnesota could make it hard with that offense talent they bolster. The Vikes have a few more offensive players than the Bears defense can cover. Khalid Mack cannot be everywhere, can he? This could come down to the wire. Is it possible for it to end in a tie?

Minnesota Vikings



What do yo think? I am looking forward to another great day of football. This week starts to countdown to who is in, who is on the bubble, and who is out. Get your analytics ready to see what your team needs to dance. Good luck to your teams and picks!



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WEEK 10 MNF: NEW YORK GIANTS vs SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Looks like Monday nights have turned into the most uninteresting game nights of the week. The 49ers will make it somewhat watchable with their new starting quarterback, Nick Mullens. This could be a repeat of last week’s Thursday night game the 49ers had against the Raiders. The Giants are a bit more talented with Barkley and Beckham, Jr., so there is something to look at there. Alright, here is what I think…



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NEW YORK GIANTS vs SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS:

SWEET BABY LOMBARDI!! What is going on in New York?! They have one of the most explosive rookie running backs and veteran wide receivers in the league, yet they are 1-7. Eli Manning is truly looking like a deer in headlights. There is a disconnect between Manning and the rest of the team it appears. In most of these games, it looks like the Giants are putting up a fight, but when they see a win is not possible, they shut down. To make matters worse, they trade Eli Apple and Damon Harrison away. GRRR!!! The 49ers have been in games, but cannot finish. There may be a flicker of hope with their new starting quarterback. Nick Mullens has made quite the impression with his debut against the Oakland Raiders last week. He is making things happen with Matt Breida and Pierre Garcon. Kyle Shanahan is a plus on the sidelines as well. Certainly this is not going to much of a choice to be made. The Niners boast a better offense and defense.

San Francisco 49ers


Finished for the week! Hopefully, you all had a great football week. I cannot wait to see how I did. Check me out on Thursday for the results. Good luck to your teams and picks!


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