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Falcons, Redskins, Colts All To Win NFL Week 11

November 16, 2018

Teams are starting to edge towards securing places in the playoffs as the NFL enters its 11th week of the 2018 season.

The New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are all looking fairly secure in their divisions and are close to clinching their spots in the post-season.

There are several sides that are in need of victories to keep their push for the playoffs alive as we approach the stretch run of the campaign. We’ll now break down the five teams that you need in your teaser for the weekend.

Will Luck and the Colts defeat the Titans?

Dallas Cowboys @ Atlanta Falcons

The Cowboys secured a huge win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Their offense found life against their NFC East rivals, putting 27 points on the board. Ezekiel Elliott was influential in the win as he rushed for 151 yards on the ground and a touchdown, averaging 7.9 yards per carry.

When Elliott is on form the rest of the Dallas offense can settle into their roles. It eases the pressure on quarterback Dak Prescott, allowing him to play his natural game. It would be typical of Jason Garrett’s men to take a step back due to their issues with consistency.

Atlanta were beaten on the road by the Cleveland Browns last week, suffering a break down both sides of the ball. Baker Mayfield sliced up their defense with ease, while Matt Ryan was held in check for the first time since the early stages of the campaign.

Deion Jones will return from injury to boost the middle of the defense. His presence is huge for the Falcons, especially without Keanu Neal. Back Ryan and company to regain their form on home soil at odds of -170  with Bovada.

Houston Texans @ Washington Redskins

The Redskins put forward a brilliant display of defense in the redzone to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last time out. Tampa Bay piled up over 500 yards of offense through the arm of Ryan Fitzpatrick, but Washington were able to hold the NFC South side to only three points on the road. Alex Smith and the Redskins’ offense were not overly effective, scoring only 16 points.

Josh Doctson found the endzone, while the boot of Dustin Hopkins were good enough to secure the win. Washington have control of the NFC East and are slowly edging towards the playoffs. Another victory would take them to 7-3 and within striking distance of the division crown.

Houston are also attempting to win their division, although they face stiffer competition in the AFC South. Bill O’Brien’s men return to action fresh from their bye week and on a six-game winning run.

Deshaun Watson has been improving every week as he continues to get back into shape following his ACL tear last season. The Texans have the talent to win the game, but Washington have been playing solid complementary football. At home take the Redskins for value at odds of +140  with BetOnline.

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts

The Titans were outstanding last week on both sides of the ball to see of the New England Patriots on home soil. Their victory has left them with a 5-4 record and within striking distance of the Texans at the top of the AFC South.

Marcus Mariota was good enough against the Patriots’ defense, throwing two touchdowns before Derrick Henry put the game away in the final quarter. Tennessee’s defense stifled Tom Brady and company, who were limited to only 10 points. Mike Vrabel’s men have been up and down throughout the campaign, although their defense has been stout, allowing the fewest points in the NFL.

Their mettle will be tested by Andrew Luck and the Colts’ offense. Luck has been brilliant since his return from injury, throwing for three or more touchdowns in his last six games.

The 28-year-old is playing at an elite level with not a great deal of talent around him. Luck has not lost a game against the Titans since he was drafted in 2012. Therefore take the Colts to get the victory at home at odds of -120  with Bovada.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants

The Buccaneers somehow managed to score only three points in their defeat to the Redskins despite compiling 500 yards of offense. Tampa Bay have the best unit in the NFL in terms of yards, but it has not translated into results on the field. Dirk Koetter’s men have lost three matches on the bounce and are almost surely out of contention for the post-season due to the competition in the NFC South.

They’ve been unable to play complementary football throughout the term, meaning their solid performances on offense have been met by putrid outings from the defense and vice versa. On talent alone they should be able to see off the Giants even if they are on the road.

New York were able to grind out their second win of the campaign. The Giants were just able to edge out the San Francisco 49ers on the road, although Pat Shurmur’s men did receive a beneficial call to secure their victory.

Eli Manning found a semblance of form for the first time of the season, throwing three touchdowns, including two to Odell Beckham Jr. It should be a close contest between two poor teams, but due to the talent on the Bucs’ take them to pull off a road win at +110  with BetOnline.

Carolina Panthers @ Detroit Lions

The Panthers were on the receiving end of a hammering at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers last time out. Pittsburgh scored 52 points to stick the boot in on Ron Rivera’s men. Cam Newton had a rare poor outing this season, throwing an early pick-six that handed the home side momentum.

It was a horrendous performance from the Panthers, but a true outlier in their term. They are more than capable of bouncing back and have a good game to rediscover their touch on both sides of the ball against the Lions.

Detroit are trending in a worrying direction for first-year head coach Matt Patricia. His team produced fine wins over the Patriots and the Green Bay Packer earlier in the season. However, they’ve lost their last three games on the bounce and have struggled to be competitive in those matches.

Patricia’s men have three contests at home on the bounce, although they’re against strong outfits. A failing to win any of those will put him under huge pressure. Carolina will ensure that he starts with a defeat at odds of -210  with Bovada.

Tips Summary

Atlanta Falcons To Beat Dallas Cowboys
Sunday 18th November 2018 13:00 ET (18:00 GMT)
Odds: -170

Washington Redskins To Beat Houston Texans
Sunday 18th November 2018 13:00 ET (18:00 GMT)
Odds: +140

Indianapolis Colts To Beat Tennessee Titans
Sunday 18th November 2018 13:00 ET (18:00 GMT)
Odds: -120

Tampa Bay Buccaneers To Beat New York Giants
Sunday 18th November 2018 13:00 ET (18:00 GMT)
Odds: +110

Carolina Panthers To Beat Detroit Lions
Sunday 18th November 2018 13:00 ET (18:00 GMT)
Odds: -210

Five Team Teaser with Bovada19.71

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Indianapolis Colts
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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Washington Redskins

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    Simon Sinclair
    Simon Sinclair

    Sports Writer

    Simon is a freelance sports writer from the UK. He passionately writes about all kinds of sports, sharing his predictions on everything from the latest cricket matches and golf tournaments to major horse racing events and popular American sports.