It was the week of nail-biters and overtime games, the kind of week where if we won you feel like a million bucks and if you lose you feel like you had the worst luck in the world. It seemed like each game told a football betting story for the ages. Alright, not every game, but you get the idea.
2017 NFL week 11 Betting Recap
-It’s settled. The Eagles are legit Super Bowl favorites in the NFC and the Cowboys are mediocre without Zeke and Sean Lee. Live and learn.
-The Patriots are rolling right now. The confidence and execution is on point, while the Raiders simply don’t have the pass rush or secondary right now to stop good teams.
-It was stupid of the Bills to leave Tyrod Taylor on the bench to start this game. I guarantee he starts next week and lights it up. As for San Diego, they’ve been pretty good since that 0-4 start. I would take them as a strong home underdog play when possible.
-Tom Savage won a game! Tom Savage won a game! What does this mean? Not much. He beat Blaine Gabbert.
-The Giants showed tremendous fight against the Chiefs. But I don’t see it translating much moving forward. They’re still bad. As for the Chiefs, they don’t seem to want to wrap up their division.
-The Saints are winning games with defense and running, and they’re winning games by throwing it and coming from behind (as they did this week). This is a well rounded team right now. They’re capable of beating anyone, anywhere.
-Wow. The Vikings defense really came through against the Rams. I am impressed. They’re simply well coached. As for the Rams, well, they weren’t going to go 14-2. They’re still learning.
-The Bucs have some pride. It’s been on display these last two weeks. But they beat a team in Miami that stinks.
-So the Ravens are back in the playoff conversation. They are getting healthier and it could be scary for AFC wildcard hopefuls. Meanwhile, the Pack just can’t match up without ARod.
-The Jags win ugly. But they win most of the time. Good on them for getting a trap game into the win column. Cleveland still sucks.
-Great road win by the Lions. They’ve saved their season and now can think playoffs again. Chicago played hard and is still a good underdog pick in certain matchups.
-The Broncos are clearly angling for a top five pick. How else do you explain abhorrent play-calling and execution on the offensive side? As for Cincy, well, they’re looking better, but not by much.
-Pittsburgh is firing on all cylinders and is the second best team in the AFC to New England. But I’m not sure what to think of Tennessee. The Titans win AND lose ugly.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.