Another week, another 2-3 record. That makes me 24-26 on this below mediocre season. Something has got to give…right? Here’s my NFL Week 11 locks against the spread.
1. New Orleans Saints (4-5) @ Carolina Panthers (3-6) (-3.5)
The Panthers sunk back down to earth with their dreadful loss to the Chiefs last week in a game they should have won. It’s hard to expect them to stop the Saints offense, especially as they are fighting for the NFC South.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5) @ Cleveland Browns (0-10) (+8)
The Browns are one of the worst teams in NFL history. That is all.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-7) @ Detroit Lions (5-4) (-6.5)
The Jaguars just can’t find a way to win. The Lions offense is surging behind MVP candidate Matthew Stafford. They are tied for the NFC North lead right now. They come home after a bye, refreshed, and ready to keep rolling. Lock them in to beat the Jags by double digits.
4. Arizona Cardinals (4-4-1)@ Minnesota Vikings (5-4) (-2)
Nothing tells me the Vikings should be favorites against any decent team right now. They can’t block for Sam Bradford. Expect the Cardinals to put together a game plan that makes it a long day for Bradford and that weak run game as they win on the road.
5. Miami Dolphins (5-4) @ Los Angeles Rams (4-5) (+1.5)
Jared Goff is making his first career start. If it took him this long to edge out Case Keenum, all signs point to the Dolphins making his debut miserable.
Check out my locks, NFL analysis, and much more on this week’s edition of The Jake Brown Show on CBS Radio’s Play.it.
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