It's Football Friday and The Stack is here with previews and predictions for all of week 11's NFL games. Off to a 1-0 start following the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 win over the Tennessee Titans last night. Went 10-3 last week with picks. It's time to do it again this week so let's get right to the previews and predictions in "the stack" for today, Friday, November 15:
New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM ET CBS
The Bills most likely will be without wide receivers Steve Johnson and Robert Woods. The Jets have won every odd week game this season, but they have yet to win two in a row. Something has to give given they had their bye last week. They're the slightly better team than the Bills given the Bills injuries.
Prediction: Jets 23 Bills 13
Baltimore Ravens @ Chicago Bears 1:00 PM ET CBS
The Ravens kept their season alive last week with the overtime win over Cincinnati. How will that momentum help them this week? Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is out for this game, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for the Bears. Josh McCown played very well in the Monday night game against the Packers a couple of weeks ago. Though their defense is injured, I think the Bears can do enough at home to get by the Ravens.
Prediction: Bears 30 Ravens 23
Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM ET CBS
The Cleveland Browns are relevant! In November! When was the last time that happend? They're looking for the season sweep over a Bengals team that has lost two straight overtime games. This is a must-win for Cincinnati to regain momentum and control of the AFC North. I can easily see the Browns winning this game, but the Bengals are at home.
Prediction: Bengals 24 Browns 20
Oakland Raiders @ Houston Texans 1:00 PM ET CBS
The Texans **** coach Gary Kubiak on the sidelines this week. If that's not an emotional boost to this team, I don't know what is. Quarterback Case Keenum is playing well and the Texans should get a win against Oakland to end their seven game losing streak, especially if Terrelle Pryor's bum knee doesn't get better.
Prediction: Texans 27 Raiders 13
Arizona Cardinals @ Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM ET FOX
Early kickoff. Cross-country flight. Sounds like the makings of a loss for the Cardinals against a Jaguars who may have a lot more confidence following their win last week against Tennessee. The Cardinals defense is really good though and they are in the playoff chase. They'll get by, but watch out for the upset here.
Prediction: Cardinals 20 Jaguars 10
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 PM ET FOX
The Eagles have lost ten straight home games, yet they are amazing on the road. They come back home for the first of three straight games against a team they torched in week one. The Redskins were 3-6 last year at this time and wound up winning seven straight to win the NFC East. Part of me wants to take the Redskins, because I feel that Nick Foles is destined to disappoint at some point, but against the Redskins defense this week, I don't see that happening.
Prediction: Eagles 34 Redskins 27
Detroit Lions @ Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 PM ET FOX
The Lions are in full control of the NFC North following their win last week at Chicago. They better be guarded against a letdown against a bad Steelers team. I think Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson will shake off a sluggish start early to get another Lions road win.
Prediction: Lions 28 Steelers 17
Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM ET FOX
The Falcons are a team riddled with injuries and no answers or so it would seem. Tampa Bay is coming off theier first win of the year and at home, I see no reason why they can't win again.
Prediction: Buccaneers 24 Falcons 20
San Diego Chargers @ Miami Dolphins 4:05 PM ET CBS
The Chargers have been so close in many of their games this year, but have come out on the short end of the stick too often for their liking. Good thing they're playing the dysfunctional Dolphins. San Diego should have a nice day passing and should come out of South Florida with a win.
Prediction: Chargers 31 Dolphins 20
San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints 4:25 PM ET FOX
Colin Kaepernick has been receiving some criticism this week for his recent play. He better up his game and quick. The 49ers have to go to Drew Brees' home. It will be loud in the dome and difficult to keep pace. The defense will slow Brees down, but they won't stop him.
Prediction: Saints 27 49ers 16
Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants 4:25 PM ET FOX
The Giants have quietly won three games in a row to climb within two games of the NFC East lead. They found a ground game last week with Andre Brown who missed half of the season with a knee injury. However, I like what Scott Tolzien did for the Packers last week and I think they have what it takes to do it again this week.
Prediction: Packers 30 Giants 20
Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks 4:25 PM ET FOX
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and former Viking Percy Harvin is likely to make his season debut this week. You think he won't want to have a big game? Two touchdowns and over 100 yards receiving. Seahawks win big.
Prediction: Seahawks 41 Vikings 13
Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos 8:30 PM ET NBC
Biggest game of the NFL weekend. Can the undefeated Chiefs stay unbeaten against Peyton Manning? They can if they get after Manning and his bad ankles. Knock him out, and the Chiefs win the game. Chiefs defense is great. Broncos offense is a little better and the Chiefs offense likely won't be able to keep up.
Prediction: Broncos 27 Chiefs 19
Coming up Monday: NFL Week 11 reaction plus MNF preview
**11-17-13 Update: "the stack" will not be posted on Monday or Tuesday due to family circumstances and computer maintenance. Blog will return Wednesday.***