2018 Week 11 NFL Picks
By the Football Garbage Time StaffIf you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.
And if you’ve been following us, you know that we here at Football Garbage Time have gone head to head against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks for the last 3 seasons. Why? Because they’re awesome competitors, they KNOW their sports, and, heck, they’re just good guys! But this year we’ll have their picks up right HERE each and every week, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long.
Without further to do, here we go:
Week 11 Games
Ha Kung Wong’s Picks
Ha Kung’s Thoughts:
Last year I ended up with a 62% record for the season, so that’s three years in a row with over a 60% pick rate. I had a decent Week 10, getting me to 98-48 (67.1%). And I intend to keep you at 62%+, as well as keep you ahead of Ryan.
So far this season I’m 9 for 10 on Locks of the Week and 5 for 10 for Upsets of the Week. Let’s see what I can do for you for Week 11…
Lock of the Week => New Orleans Saints (-9) over Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are coming off a tough loss to the Cowboys last Sunday Night, and now have to face the 4th best offense in the league in the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are fresh off a complete trouncing of the Bengals, and are showing no signs of slowing down. particularly against the 17th ranked Eagles defense. The Saints have the most points per game (36.7) and the 5th most yards per game (413.9) of any offense in the NFL, and I think Drew Brees will be breaking even more records this weekend.
Upset of the Week => Tennessee Titans (+1) over Indianapolis Colts
I know, I picked on the Colts last week and just missed due to an inopportune Jaguars fumble at the end of the game. But I’m going back to the well with Marcus Mariota and his impressive performance in a win over the Patriots in Week 10. Like I mentioned in my waiver wire column, Mariota has had nice run over his last couple starts and looks to have developed a solid connection with Corey Davis. And now he’ll be facing the Colts’ 27th ranked pass defense that also allows the 9th most passing yards per game (268) in the NFL. Plus the Titans defense did a magnificent job holding Tom Brady in check, further cementing their 12th best ranking, and now allowing the 6th least passing yards per game (228). I think the Titans keep it rolling in Week 11 with the mild upset.
Joanne Kong’s Picks
Ryan Whitfield’s Picks
Okay, so not my best week last week. But 8-6 kept me right in the mix with everyone else and keeps me at +61% on the season. With that said Ha Kung still has an eight-game lead on me and there are only 13 games this week. It’s time for a massive week.
I’ve only got three locks for you this week. Atlanta’s season is dangerously teetering on the edge of being over. Last week was a terrible loss and they have an at best average Cowboys team coming to town. Atlanta fights to keep their season alive and takes down the Cowboys. The Chargers have won six straight and they have the lowly Broncos coming to town. Chargers win by 10. Lastly, my number one team in the league, the Saints, will make quick work of the Eagles. Sure, the Eagles are the more desperate team but this is a terrible spot for them. In New Orleans, banged up, and they came into this season not ready to go. The Saints stick the proverbial fork in the Eagles season on Sunday.
Now To The Rest:
Thursday Night Football is unpredictable, but the Packers are traveling to a tough place to play, they still don’t look right, and the Seahawks are quietly 11th in yards and ninth in points per game on the defensive side of the ball. Seahawks in a close one. Houston comes out of their bye and keeps it rolling with a win on the road. Pittsburgh is now past the Le’Veon Bell drama and delivers the finishing blow to the Jaguars in Duval. I’m still not buying in on the Bears because of Mitchell Trubisky, but I’m taking the Bears at home against the Vikings. And then for Monday nights gunslinging showdown out West….I’ll cop out and take the home team, Rams 41-38.
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Scott King’s Picks
Packers / Falcons / Panthers / Colts / Giants / Texans / Jaguars / Ravens / Cardinals / Chargers / Saints / Vikings / Chiefs
Let’s start with one of the toughest games to call on the board, the Thursday nighter between Green Bay and Seattle. A true coin flip and I am slightly leaning the Seahawks because they are at home and with Rodgers not 100%, Seattle has the better offense.
If that’s an eliminator for the wild card so is Atlanta at Dallas. There’s no good reason to take the Falcons after that stink bomb in Cleveland while the Cowboys won impressively in Philly. And yet I’m taking the better QB and better offense again. Pick Atlanta.
The Ravens have a must win game against the Bengals after a bye. But the Cincinnati has the wood on Baltimore and even though they are notorious for not showing up on the road I think the Bengals drive a stake through the Ravens season and likely the John Harbaugh era.
Tennessee at Indianapolis didn’t look like much of a game 2 weeks ago, now it’s huge in the AFC Wild Card picture. Marcus Mariota is finally healthy and doesn’t he look after slicing up the Patriots. Tennessee’s burned me before and Andrew Luck and his tight ends (shoutout VCU’s Mo Alie-Cox) are on fire but the Titans are a better team defensively and will control the clock with the running game. Pick Tennessee.
I still can’t believe what I watched with the Redskins last week. And for that reason (and there shoddy home record) I think J.J. Watt and the Texans front line will feast on the Redskins beat up offensive line and that will be the difference.
Two more road teams I like in big games. Minnesota has a chance to take control of the NFC North from Chicago and behind a healthier Dalvin Cook and a Bears team that might find the moment too big for them on Sunday I night I like the Vikings.
Monday Night it’s Kansas City now at the L.A. Rams instead of at the Azteca. And while the Rams have my MVP (Todd Gurley), the Chiefs have the better quarterback and better offense. No Cooper Kupp will make a big difference over time. Pick Kansas City
Week 10 Results
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