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Pats Pulpit Week 11 NFL Game Picks

Greg Knopping of Pats Pulpit makes his Sunday NFL game picks for week 11.

Jared Wickerham

My Sunday NFL game picks for week 11:

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons: Were people really freaking out that much over one loss for the Falcons? Well this should be a bounce back game for them... unless Arizona magically fixed their offensive line in the last week, which I doubt. The Pick: Falcons 27 Cardinals 13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers: A win today, and the Buccaneers are in serious contention for a run at the playoffs. The Pick: Buccaneers 24 Panthers 17

Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys: A win today should, theoretically, put the Cowboys right back in the thick of things in the NFC. And theoretically, this should be an easy win. However, knowing this Cowboys team, a win today is far from a given. The Pick: Cowboys 24 Browns 10

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: The Lions are at home and are desperately seeking a win against division rivals Green Bay to keep their playoff hopes alive. Unfortunately for Detroit, the Packers, winners of four straight, are one of the league's hottest teams. The Pick: Packers 31 Lions 27

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans: We' all like to see an upset here, but that isn't going to happen. The Pick: Texans 34 Jaguars 6

Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs: So, this is a game that Cincinnati should win, and needs to win, which is why I expect them to lose. The just never seem to bring their "A" game against lesser teams. Lets hope they prove me wrong today. The Pick: Chiefs 20 Bengals 17

New York Jets at St. Louis Rams: So is this Rams team the one that got spanked by the Patriots 45-7, or the one that was able to force a tie with the 49ers? It's hard to say, but with the Jets absolutely needing a win, I think they squeak one out. The Pick: Jets 19 Rams 16

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins: There have been many times this year where I've seen Washington as the second best team in the NFC East behind the Giants. I see them picking up a key divisional win today to stay mathematically alive. The Pick: Redskins 30 Eagles 23

New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders: Just two short weeks after the panic button had been hit in the Bayou, the Saints have a chance to climb back to .500 against the Raiders. The Pick: Saints 31 Raiders 21

San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos: A win by the Chargers today could make things interesting in the AFC West down the stretch. But I just don't see that happening. The Pick: Broncos 27 Chargers 17

Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots: A rivalry renewed! The Patriots simply can't afford to lose this game at home against Luck's Colts, who are 2-2 on the road so far this year. It will be a close one, but I see the Patriots pulling it out in the end, with the health of Indianapolis' cornerbacks being a key issue. The Pick: Patriots 31 Colts 24

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: No Big Ben for the Steelers, but I still think Byron Leftwich can keep this one close. The bigger question for the Steelers - can they slow down Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and the surging Ravens offense? The Pick: Ravens 28 Steelers 17

Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers are at home and are likely angry about last week's tie. The Bears meanwhile, will be starting Jason Campbell in place of Jay Cutler. Campbell is a solid back-up, but I see the 49ers pulling this one out at home. The Pick: 49ers 21 Bears 17