Just when you think you have a good idea of what to expect in the NFL, Week 10 delivered more upsets than most suicide pools could stomach. In the most unpredictable twist yet, the Miami Dolphins are now on a 2-game winning streak. With the Miami Dolphins stunning the Indianapolis Colts and the Atlanta Falcons manhandling the New Orleans Saints as double-digit road dogs, who knows what to expect?
Let’s examine the Week 11 card and examine the best games on the board:
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns
Bovada Odds: Browns -3
The Browns kept their season alive with a 19-16 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Now, they are about to face an even tougher test against a division rival on a short week. Cleveland will host a Pittsburgh side that it is just 2-15-1 straight up against since 2010. The Browns are 0-7-1 against the Steelers in their past eight meetings overall. Pittsburgh has turned its season around with four straight wins, including back-to-back victories over playoff contenders in the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams.
New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bet365 Odds: Saints -5
The Saints 26-9 loss to the Atlanta Falcons was one of the most shocking results of the season. The Saints, who were coming out of the bye week, allowed six sacks to the Atlanta Falcons, who had just seven sacks in their eight previous games. They’ll aim to bounce back in a road trip to Tampa Bay this week.
New Orleans beat the Buccaneers the first time around with a 31-24 win back in Week 5. That loss sparked a four-game slide for Tampa Bay, which finally ended with a 30-27 win over the Arizona Cardinals last week. We’ll see the Bucs can cover in this spot – something they haven’t done in their last five games.
Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens
Intertops Odds: Ravens -4.5
A week after taking down the undefeated New England Patriots, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens smoked the Cincinnati Bengals 49-13. Now they’re set to welcome Deshaun Watson and the Texans in what might be the most highly anticipated matchup of the week.
Jackson and Watson will go head-to-head in a battle of MVP contenders with their teams battling for position in the AFC standings. While there is still a lot of football left to play, the winner of this game will jump right in to the mix for a top-two seed and a potential first-round playoff bye.
New England Patriots @ Philadelphia Eagles
BetOnline Odds: Patriots -3
The Patriots have had two weeks to think about their first loss of the season and will return from their bye to visit the Philadelphia Eagles. As for the Eagles, they’re off a bye too and have won each of their last two games. They’re now tied atop the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys at 5-4.
Of course, this won’t be just any game as the Eagles beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl two years ago, so both teams are very familiar with each other.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers (In Mexico City)
Bodog Odds: Chiefs -4
There weren’t many people that picked the Tennessee Titans to upset Kansas City in Patrick Mahomes’ return to the lineup in Week 10. However, that is exactly what happened in a 35-32 Titans win. Now, the Chiefs head to Mexico City with a little more desperation at 6-4.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are 4-6 after a 26-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders last Thursday. The Chiefs have now lost two of three and four of their last six, so there might not be a huge gap between the teams in this matchup. On the other hand, the Chargers come off 10 days of rest and the Chiefs’ porous defense makes them a dangerous favorite for bettors.