Highlights and best moments from Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor lit up Week 11 against Buffalo. Photo from Buffalo Rumblings.

The last several weeks of the NFL season have been a little crazy, and this past week was no different. The NFL Week 11 scores in 2021 surely had plenty of people second-guessing their NFL picks this week.

Of course, along with a few surprises, there was no shortage of NFL Week 11 highlights.

Injuries played a big role in Week 11, especially at the quarterback position. Both Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson were held out of action. But that provided others with a chance to shine and leave their mark on Week 11.

NFL Week 11 scores 2021: Highlights & key moments

Despite a couple of blowouts here and there, most Week 11 games were decided by a touchdown or less, which led to some memorable moments, especially late in games.

Let’s cut to the chase and run down the highlights of the NFL in Week 11.

Blowout in Buffalo

The most shocking result of the weekend had to have been the Colts blowing out the Bills in Buffalo 41-15.

The Buffalo defense was powerless against Jonathan Taylor, who rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries while adding a fifth touchdown as a receiver.

Meanwhile, the Bills continued to underperform offensively with Josh Allen throwing two interceptions and failing to match the Indy offense.


Lamar-free win

Lamar Jackson was scratched this week because of an illness, but the Ravens managed to win without him.

It wasn’t pretty, but Tyler Huntley orchestrated a late scoring drive to lead Baltimore to a 16-13 win in Chicago. The Ravens improved to 7-3 with the win while the Bears fell to 3-7, continuing a disappointing season.

What happened?

Just when it seemed appropriate to give the Titans respect and consider them one of the elite teams in the AFC, they lose at home to the Texans.

Adrian Peterson had just 40 rushing yards while Tennessee tries to replace Derrick Henry. Meanwhile, Ryan Tannehill threw four interceptions with the Titans turning it over five times to fuel Houston’s win.

The Texans weren’t even good, managing just 190 total yards and often settling for field goals when they were set up with good field position. But they did enough to beat the Titans 22-13. 

Insult and injury

The Packers suffered a loss to the Vikings and Sunday and now might have a worrying injury on their hands.

Aaron Rodgers went to the locker room prior to halftime to deal with a toe injury.

Of course, he would end up throwing for 385 yards and four touchdowns, helping Green Bay to erase a 23-10 deficit. But after a 75-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to tie the game, the Vikings responded with a last-second field goal to win 34-31.

After the game, Rodgers said the toe injury was a little worse than turf toe, although he is hoping to heal when the Packers have a bye week after next week’s game with the Rams.

Defense rules

In a surprising and disappointing twist, both defenses played well in the showdown between the Cowboys and Chiefs. Dallas ended up with just three field goals while the Kansas City offense also sputtered at times.

The two teams combined for five turnovers with the Chiefs ultimately earning a 19-9 win.

Finding a way

For the second time in three weeks, the Cardinals won a game without Kyler Murray.

The MVP candidate sat again with an injury, only to watch Colt McCoy throw for 328 yards and two touchdowns to lead Arizona to a 23-13 win over the Seahawks, who are now 3-7 and just 1-4 at home this year.

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Bryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor with most of his work focusing on the world of sports. He is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University and still resides in upstate New York.

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