Making Week 11 NFL predictions in 2021 is a tricky business. The league is in a state of parity, which makes for great entertainment, but presents challenges when it comes to NFL picks.
No team has asserted itself as a clear Super Bowl favorite. The Rams, Buccaneers and Bills have all suffered surprise losses. Green Bay, Kansas City, Dallas and Tennessee are coping with injuries or roster flaws.
Week 11 NFL predictions 2021
NFL predictions for this weekend are destined to vary. There have been upsets aplenty throughout the 2021 regular season, and several favorites are vulnerable heading into Week 11.
Here are our NFL Week 11 predictions.
Seahawks stun the Cards
Russell Wilson is back. The Seahawks are at home. They might be out of postseason contention with a 3-6 record, but don’t write off Seattle staging a shock win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11.
Arizona is coming off a loss to the Panthers with Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins heading an uncomfortably long injured list. Murray and Hopkins may well return for Week 11, but the disruption caused by all these niggling issues is bound to impact their performance. It’s also unclear what level Hopkins and Murray will be able to perform at.
Giving up 34 to the Panthers, we can see the Cards struggling to keep the Seahawks offense under control in Week 11.
Mac Jones throws for 300 yards
Mac Jones and the Patriots take on a Falcons defense which has leaked points at an alarming rate. Atlanta is second-last in points conceded per game and was blown out by the Cowboys last weekend.
They are fourth worst in passing touchdown rate conceded and fifth worst in pass completion. Only the Detroit Lions have registered fewer quarterback hits this season.
Jones has gone from strength to strength in recent weeks. The Patriots are on the road to the postseason once again, and the rookie quarterback is set to dominate in Week 11.
Chargers blowout the Steelers
Those who play blackjack online for fun had the benefit of missing out on Pittsburgh’s tie with the Detroit Lions last week. It was calamitous. The Steelers clung on to move to 5-3-1 on the season, a record which feels very generous.
Pittsburgh is relying on a top tier defense. Their offense is woeful, ranking in the bottom seven in points scored per game. Heading on the road this weekend, they face a Chargers team desperate to bounce back from a loss to the Vikings.
Los Angeles has dropped to 5-4 after a 4-1 start. After filling the box score in the opening weeks of the season, Justin Herbert has been inconsistent. The Chargers’ defense isn’t strong enough to compensate when Herbert isn’t marching his team down the field.
The form guide doesn’t point to an easy win for the Chargers, and perhaps Herbert cannot pick the Steelers defense apart, but with home advantage, we like Los Angeles to run out comfortable victors here. They are simply a better all-round team than the Steelers right now.