There was no shortage of upsets in Week 10 of the NFL season with the Tennessee Titans taking down the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills beating the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns upending the Atlanta Falcons, the Washington Redskins lighting up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys shocking the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. So much for a boring week with no marquee matchups. After all of that drama, we now turn the chapter to Week 11 and the five best games on the board.
Philadelphia Eagles @ New Orleans Saints
Odds: Saints -7.5
How many experts predicted the defending Super Bowl champs would limp into Week 11 with a 4-5 record following a home loss to one of their biggest rivals in prime time? The Eagles blew an excellent opportunity to keep pace with the NFC East-leading Redskins. Carson Wentz looked very ordinary while Philadelphia’s run game stalled again with just 71 yards on the ground. Now the Eagles will travel to take on the hottest team in the NFL in one of the toughest places to play. The Saints have won eight in a row.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
Odds: Colts -3
Remember when the Jacksonville Jaguars opened the season with three wins in four games (including a victory over the Patriots) and looked primed to win the AFC South? Fast-forward seven weeks and it’s the Titans and Colts chasing the Houston Texans at the top of the division. Both of these teams are hot right now as the Titans have won two straight while the Colts have won three in a row.
Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens
Odds: NO LINE
Sticking with divisional showdowns, this game has playoff implications in the wild-card picture. Cincinnati and Baltimore enter Week 11 jockeying for position at 5-4 and 4-5, respectively. The Bengals have yet to beat an opponent that currently has a winning record this season and that won’t change vs the Ravens. Baltimore, which started 3-1, has dropped four of five and might be without quarterback Joe Flacco this week. Keep an eye on the injury reports to see if he is healthy enough to play or whether Lamar Jackson gets his first career start.
Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Odds: Bears -3
The Sunday Night Football spotlight will be on the top two teams in the NFC North with Minnesota looking to capitalize on an opportunity to switch spots with the division-leading Bears with a win. The Vikings will have the benefit of the bye week but Kirk Cousins and company will face a tough test against Khalil Mack and a Chicago defense that has wreaked havoc on its opponents so far this season.
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams
Odds: Rams -3.5
The Chiefs and Rams have been on a collision course since Week 1 with a combined 18-2 record. Their showdown was originally set to be played in Mexico City but the NFL ruled midweek that field conditions there were unplayable and moved the game to L.A. The total for this contest opened at 64 points, which, if it holds, will be the highest total for a game since ESPN began tracking lines all the way back in 1986.