NFL Game Rankings: Week 11
So with that in mind, let's get to the top five games on Sunday's slate:
5. Green Bay Packers (5-4) at New York Giants (3-6) - 4:25 PM ET, FOX
After starting a miserable 0-6, the Giants have turned things around with three straight wins. They have a chance to make it four since the Packers without Aaron Rodgers aren't exactly world beaters. A win for the G Men would also inch them closer to catching Dallas and Philadelphia in the NFC East title race. I can't see Eli Manning and company losing this game at home considering how well they've played as of late.
4. Washington Redskins (3-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) - 1 PM ET, FOX
The Eagles have a 5-5 record, but it's important to note that they have yet to win a game at home this season. They'll need that to change this weekend if they want to stay on pace with the Cowboys in the division. Meanwhile, the Redskins are sort of floundering right now. They've shown signs of brilliance at certain points this season, however, they can't seem to keep it going. Surely Philly ends the home skid in this spot, right?
3. New England Patriots (7-2) at Carolina Panthers (6-3) - 8:30 PM ET, ESPN (MNF)
If you look at the scores from Carolina's five game-winning streak, you'll notice that this team, aside from last week's one-point win over the Niners, has been dominating their opponents by two touchdowns or more. That probably won't happen against Tom Brady and the Patriots this week, but the Panthers have every reason to believe that they can take care of business at home and pick up win number seven.
2. San Francisco 49ers (6-3) at New Orleans Saints (7-2) - 4:25 PM ET, FOX
The Saints came out and obliterated the Cowboys a week after a head-shaking loss against the Jets. Last week wasn't so great for the 49ers though as Colin Kaepernick had a today to forget in the aforementioned 10-9 loss to the Panthers. Kaepernick could face similar challenges this week with the Saints' defense, so the key for San Francisco will be establishing a ground game early on, which should open up the passing game. Still though, the Saints should win this game.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) at Denver Broncos (8-1) - 8:30 PM ET, NBC
Despite being undefeated 11 weeks into the season, Ancy Reid's Chiefs aren't being viewed as a "great" team. That changes Sunday night in Denver if they can go to 10-0 with a road win over the Peyton Manning-led Broncos. In my opinion, the Broncos are the best team in the league. And the problem for the Chiefs is that they might not be able to score enough points to keep up with Denver. If Kansas City can get pressure on Manning and force turnovers, they will be fine. If not, the undefeated streak will be over.
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