Week eleven is in the bag and we saw some superb efforts on defense, with a number of teams kept to single figures and we saw some surprise results, with the Giants humbled at home by the rampaging Lions who recorded their third win in a row, while the Titans enjoyed a rare win in Green Bay over the Packers.

The Falcons had a huge comeback win over the Bears while the Cowboys produced the performance of the week with a stunning 37-point win over the previously 8-1 Minnesota Vikings.

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Remember this week is Thanksgiving which means that there are three games on Thursday night instead of the usual one and this week no team has a bye week, with the remaining teams due a bye set to have theirs on Weeks 13 and 14 of the season.

NFL Matchday 11 – Main Stories

Cowboys Run Riot Against Poor Vikings – Heading into this game the Cowboys were the underdogs against a Vikings side that had lost one game in the season and had just beaten the Bills. However, a stunning display on both sides of the ball saw the Cowboys run out comfortable 40-3 winners, casting real doubts over the Vikings claims as being a genuine Super Bowl contender. This was a huge statement win but the Cowboys need to keep this level of performance going.

Lions Make It Three Wins In A Row With Win Over Giants – The Detroit Lions are now the Vikings nearest challenge in the NFC North. A superb win on the road over the New York Giants means that Dan Campbell’s team not only move into second in their division, but also land a third victory in a row. I’ve said for a while Detroit are not as bad as their results were suggesting, I’m hoping that this is the start of their renaissance.

Steelers Find Some Offense But Not Enough Against Bengals – The Pittsburgh Steelers offense this season has been almost non-existent, but that is what happens when your offense consists of two rookies, plus a second year running back. Well, despite that, the Steelers put up an impressive 30 points against the Bengals in defeat and it was their much vaunted defense that cost them the win as they struggled to stop the Cincinnati offense. It may be another defeat, but it was one that offered hope for Steelers fans for the future.

49ers Make Statement In Demolition Of Cardinals – Losing Trey Lance may have actually helped the 49ers discover their form once again. I felt the way the 49ers used Lance early in the season would end in him getting injured and so it proved, But since Jimmy G stepped in the 49ers have found some consistency and they had their best performance of the season in a crushing win over their divisional rivals the Cardinals. With Kittle and Samuel also back in form, the 49ers look good for the remaining third of the season.

Titans Great Run Continues With Big Win In Green Bay – The Titans began the season 0-2 and since then have gone 7-1, with that single defeat a narrow overtime loss against the Chiefs. Consider this, the Titans have lost to the Giants converting for two in their season opener as time expired, and in overtime to the Chiefs. Otherwise they would be 9-1. And they have done that with Ryan Tannehill banged up and barely any passing offense over three of the last four games. They are a team to watch closely.

NFL Star Performers of the Week – Offense/ST

  • RB Derrick Henry (Titans) – 87 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, 1 touchdown pass.
  • QB Andy Dalton (Saints) – 21/25 for 260 yards for 3 touchdowns.
  • WR Chris Olave (Saints) – 5 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown.
  • QB Jacoby Brissett (Browns) – 28/41 for 324 yards and 3 touchdowns.
  • WR Amari Cooper (Browns) – 8 receptions for 113 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • WR Demarcus Robinson (Ravens) – 9 receptions for 128 yards
  • QB Derek Carr (Raiders) – 23/37 for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • WR Davante Adams (Raiders) – 7 receptions for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • QB Dak Prescott (Cowboys) – 22/25 for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • RB Tony Pollard (Cowboys) – 15 carries for 80 tards, 6 receptions for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • WR Tee Higgins (Bengals) – 9 receptions for 148 yards
  • WR Josh Palmer (Chargers) – 8 receptions for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • QB Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) – 20/34 for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • TE Travis Kelce (Chiefs) – 6 receptions for 115 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers) – 20/29 for 228 yards and 4 touchdowns
  • TE George Kittle (49ers) – 4 receptions for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns

NFL Star Performers Of The Week – Defense

  • New England Patriots – The Patriots held the Jets offense to just 3 points and held quarterback Zach Wilson to just 9 completions for 77 yards passing, and running back Michael Carte to just 19 yards.
  • New York Jets – The Jets defensive unit has become one of the best in the NFL and they held the Patriots to a field goal until the Patriots punt return game winning touchdown. They deserved better for their performance on the day.
  • Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens defense sacked the Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield five times and intercepted him twice as they held the Panthers to just a field goal in their 13-3 victory.
  • Tennessee Titans – The Titans defense produced once again as they defeated the Packers in Green Bay. Tre Avery had a breakout day at corner as the Titans produced another excellent defensive display.
  • Dallas Cowboys – Rated by many as the best defense in the NFL, the Cowboys showcased their defensive talent with an awesome performance against the Vikings, winning 40-3 against an 8-1 ranked team. They sacked the Vikings QB seven times and held them to just 159 yards passing and 73 yards rushing in a crushing victory for the Cowboys.

NFL Rookies Of The Week

  • RB Isiah Pacheco (Chiefs) – 15 carries for 107 yards
  • CB Marcus Jones (Patriots) – 84-yard punt return for a touchdown and the win over the Jets.
  • S Jaquan Brisker (Bears) – 11 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss and a forced fumble.
  • WR Treylon Burks (Titans) – 7 receptions for 111 yards.
  • EDGE Aidan Hutchison (Lions) – 3 tackles, 1 interception and a fumble recovery.
  • WR Chris Olave (Saints) – 5 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown.
  • CB Tre Avery (Titans) – 4 passes defensed, allowed 1 catch for -1 yard.
  • QB Kenny Pickett (Steelers) – 25/42 for 265 yards and 1 touchdown
  • WR George Pickens (Steelers) – 4 receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown

NFL Key Injuries

  • TE Kyle Pitts (Falcons) – Knee injury – questionable for the weekend.
  • QB Justin Fields (Bears) – Shoulder injury, being evaluated on Wednesday for severity.
  • S Kyle Hamilton (Ravens) – Suffered a knee injury and unlikely to feature this weekend.
  • RB Joe Mixon (Bengals) – Concussion. Under concussion protocol.
  • RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Chiefs) -Injured ankle.
  • WR Kadarius Toney (Chiefs) – Hamstrong injury, doubtful for the weekend.
  • WR Mike Williams (Chargers) – Ankle injury. Doubtful for the weekend.
  • QB Matthew Stafford (Rams) – Concussion – under concussion protocol
  • T Christian Darrisaw (Vikings) – Concussion – Ruled out for Thursday’s game

NFL Bonehead Play of The Week

It’s not a player or coach that win the bonehead play of the week, but an entire unit and it is the Jets Special Teams that lands this accolade.

Tying with their divisional rivals the New England Patriots 3-3, the Jets offense could not move the ball into field goal range on their final drive and so with time running our, they punted to put the Patriots deep in their own territory and seemingly to send the game into overtime.

However, the punt fell to New England rookie Marcus Jones who managed to elude the Jets special teams unit and run the ball back for a rare punt return for a game sealing touchdown. It was a sore way for the Jets to lose to a divisional rival and one that they should really have prevented.

NFL Matchday 11 – Results

  • Tennessee Titans 27-17 Green Bay Packers
  • Chicago Bears 24-27 Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers 3-13 Baltimore Ravens
  • Cleveland Browns 23-31 Buffalo Bills
  • Washington Commanders 23-10 Houston Texans
  • Philadelphia Eagles 17-16 Indianapolis Colts
  • New York Jets 3-10 New England Patriots
  • Los Angeles Rams 20-27 New Orleans Saints
  • Detroit Lions 31-18 New York Giants
  • Las Vegas Raiders 22-16 Denver Broncos
  • Dallas Cowboys 40-3 Minnesota Vikings
  • Cincinnati Bengals 37-30 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Kansas City Chiefs 30-27 Los Angeles Chargers
  • San Francisco 49ers 38-10 Arizona Cardinals

NFL Standings After Matchday 11

NFC North NFC West NFC East NFC South 
Vikings8-249ers6-4Eagles9-1Buccaneers5-5
Lions4-6Seahawks6-4Cowboys7-3Falcons5-6
Packers4-7Cardinals4-7Giants7-3Saints4-7
Bears3-8Rams3-7Commanders6-5Panthers3-8
AFC North AFC West AFC East AFC South 
Ravens7-3Chiefs8-2Dolphins7-3Titans7-3
Bengals6-4Chargers5-5Bills7-3Colts4-6-1
Browns3-7Raiders3-7Patriots6-4Jaguars3-7
Steelers3-7Broncos3-7Jets6-4Texans1-8-1

NFL Matchday 12 – Fixtures & Betting Tips

Thursday 24th November (Thanksgiving Games)

  • Buffalo Bills (7-3) @ Detroit Lions (4-6)
  • New York Giants (7-3) @ Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
  • New England Patriots (6-4) @ Minnesota Vikings (8-2)

Sunday 27th November

  • Atlanta Falcons (5-6) @ Washington Commanders (6-5)
  • Baltimore Ravens (7-3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)
  • Chicago Bears (3-8) @ New York Jets (6-4)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) @ Tennessee Titans (7-3)
  • Denver Broncos (3-7) @ Carolina Panthers (4-7)
  • Houston Texans (1-8-1) @ Miami Dolphins (7-3)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) @ Cleveland Browns (3-7)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (5-5) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-7)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (3-7) @ Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
  • Los Angeles Rams (3-7) @ Kansas City Chiefs (8-2)
  • New Orleans Saints (3-8) @ San Francisco 49ers (6-4)
  • Green Bay Packers (4-7) @ Philadelphia Eagles (9-1

Monday 28th November

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (3-7) @ Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1)

Bye Week – None

NFL Matchday 12 – Top Betting Tips With Bet365

Not the best result last week with just one of our tips coming in from the five games. Let’s hope we can land a few more with this week’s selections.

  • Detroit Lions (+9.0) to cover the spread v Buffalo Bills – 10/11
  • Dallas Cowboys (-9.0) to cover the spread v NY Giants – 10/11
  • Tennessee Titans to beat the Cincinnati Bengals – Evens
  • Buccaneers to beat the Browns by 7-12 points – 19/4
  • Chiefs to beat the Rams by 13-18 points – 4/1

NFL – Power Rankings (After Week 11)

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) (7,4,2,1,3,2,2,2,1,2,1)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (8-2) (2,2,4,3,2,3,3,3,4,4,2)
  3. Minnesota Vikings (8-2) (9,12,13,9,5,4,5,4,3,1,3)
  4. Buffalo Bills (7-3) (1,1,1,2,1,1,1,1,2,3,4)
  5. Tennessee Titans (7-3) (24,31,23,19,12,15,8,6,9,7,5)
  6. Dallas Cowboys (7-3) (19,17,11,6,4,7,6,5,5,9,6)
  7. Miami Dolphins (7-3) (13,7,3,4,14,16,14,14,12,6,7)
  8. Baltimore Ravens (7-3) (6,8,6,8,7,8,11,8,10,11,8)
  9. Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) (8,15,12,11,13,9,9,13,11,12,9)
  10. San Francisco 49ers (6-4) (16,11,17,15,9,10,13,10,14,13,10)
  11. New York Giants (7-3) (22,10,15,14,6,5,4,7,7,5,11)
  12. New York Jets (6-4) (32,27,31,26,19,13,7,11,6,8,12)
  13. Seattle Seahawks (6-4) (23,25,29,24,25,20,12,9,8,10,13)
  14. New England Patriots (6-4) (26,20,24,28,24,19,23,15,15,15,14)
  15. Washington Commanders (6-5) (18,23,26,30,28,27,21,19,18,16,15)
  16. Los Angeles Chargers (5-5) (3,5,16,10,8,6,10,12,13,14,16)
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) (4,3,8,12,11,12,16,21,16,17,17)
  18. Green Bay Packers (4-7) (11,9,7,5,10,11,15,16,20,18,18)
  19. Atlanta Falcons (5-6) (29,30,27,20,23,18,19,20,21,21,19)
  20. Detroit Lions (4-6) (28,21,25,27,29,30,32,32,28,25,20)
  21. Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1) (15,29,20,25,22,17,20,25,25,20,21)
  22. Arizona Cardinals (4-7) (25,19,22,17,18,23,18,23,24,19,22)
  23. Carolina Panthers (4-7) (30,32,28,31,31,32,29,27,30,29,23)
  24. Los Angeles Rams (3-7) (5,6,5,7,15,14,17,17,17,22,24)
  25. New Orleans Saints (3-8) (12,14,18,23,17,21,25,18,19,23,25)
  26. Cleveland Browns (3-7) (14,18,9,13,16,22,26,22,22,27,26)
  27. Las Vegas Raiders (3-7) (17,24,30,21,27,28,24,28,29,31,27)
  28. Denver Broncos (3-7) (20,13,10,16,20,24,27,24,23,24,28)
  29. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-7) (10,16,21,29,32,26,30,30,31,30,29)
  30. Chicago Bears (3-8) (21,22,19,22,26,29,22,26,27,26,30)
  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) (31,26,14,18,21,25,28,29,26,28,31)
  32. Houston Texans (1-8-1) (27,28,32,32,30,31,31,31,32,32,32)