Sports Gab Network Columnist Russ Loede’s Week Eleven NFL Picks

Will Eli, Giants Get Back On Track In Philly Against Vick’s Eagles?

Week 9 Results ATS: 7-5-1

Week 10 Results ATS: 6-8

Season Record ATS: 65-73-5

4-star game, 16 on the confidence meter, “Lock of the Week”: Chicago Bears (+2) @ Miami Dolphins – Bears offensive line, intact past two weeks.  Cameron Wake, only true pass rusher on Dolphins roster.  Miami’s gadget plays, denied by Chicago’s Cover 2 defense.  Chicago Bears 21 Miami Dolphins 17

5-star game, 7 on the confidence meter: Oakland Raiders (+7) @ Pittsburgh Steelers – Silver & Black fresh off vacation (Bye week).  Nnamdi contains Wallace.  More concerns on offense than defense for Black & Gold.  McFadden makes case for MVP.  Oakland Raiders 24 Pittsburgh Steelers 20

4-star game, 6 on the confidence meter: Houston Texans (+7) @ New York Jets – Sanchez’s gang doesn’t play well at new home.  Houston, desperation mode.  Urgency, makes the difference in cover.  Houston Texans 27 New York Jets 30

1-star game, 11 on the confidence meter: Baltimore Ravens (-10.5) @ Carolina Panthers – Ray Lewis, defense plays all 60 minutes despite weak foe.  Harbaugh’s troops, can’t afford complacency.  Birds next two games: home vs. Tampa, Pittsburgh.  Baltimore Ravens 28 Carolina Panthers 9

3-star game, 1 on the confidence meter: Washington Redskins (+7) @ Tennessee Titans – Both squads seem to play better away from home.  ‘Skins defensive unit, rebounds in Tennessee.  Closer than expected, should be.  Washington Redskins 15 Tennessee Titans 20

2-star game, 5 on the confidence meter: Detroit Lions (+6.5) @ Dallas Cowboys – Hill to Johnson is clicking.  Dez Bryant, making GM’s look foolish.  Detroit Lions 21 Dallas Cowboys 26

5-star game, 9 on the confidence meter, “Upset of the Week”: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings (+3) – This game has Vikings written all over it.  They should be favored, not getting points.  Hunch feeling, Packers letdown.  Metrodome, unkind to Rodgers.  Green Bay Packers 17 Minnesota Vikings 27

1-star game, 15 on the confidence meter: Buffalo Bills (+5.5) @ Cincinnati Bengals – No reason to think Cincy wins by more than a FG.  Fitzpatrick is legit.  Earning play for next season, somewhere.  Buffalo Bills 19 Cincinnati Bengals 20

3-star game, 14 on the confidence meter: Cleveland Browns @ Jacksonville Jaguars (-1.5) – Can Garrard get some love?  MJD looks like the “old MJD”.  Cleveland Browns 23 Jacksonville Jaguars 29

3-star game, 2 on the confidence meter: Arizona Cardinals (+8) @ Kansas City Chiefs – Haley’s crew doesn’t win big.  Somehow, someway Arizona will backdoor cover.  Arizona Cardinals 16 Kansas City Chiefs 23

4-star game, 13 on the confidence meter: Seattle Seahawks (+11.5) @ New Orleans Saints – As much as I like the Saints and am a big fan of Brees; you’d be crazy not to take the points.  Carroll’s club will control tempo.  Seattle Seahawks 24 New Orleans Saints 34

3-star game, 12 on the confidence meter: Atlanta Falcons (-3) @ St. Louis Rams – I’ll take my chances with a team thats experienced in closing games.  Ryan to White, is enough to win.  Atlanta Falcons 27 St. Louis Rams 23

4-star game, 10 on the confidence meter: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Francisco 49ers (-3) – Raheem Morris’ unit allowed Goodson to reach century mark.  Smith-Gore dynamic continues.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 San Francisco 49ers 24

5-star “Game of the Week”, 3 on the confidence meter: Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots (-3.5) – Balanced, Brady, and Belichick.  Patriots line, shows up stout against solid Colts front.  Indianapolis Colts 21 New England Patriots 28

5-star game, 4 on the confidence meter: New York Giants (+3) @ Philadelphia Eagles – Giants secondary poses real threat for Vick.  Ahmad Bradshaw, prime time performance.  New York recovers, challenges Philly in super-physical battle.  New York Giants 23 Philadelphia Eagles 20

2-star game, 8 on the confidence meter: Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers (-10) – San Diego could be giving 20, it doesn’t matter.  AFC West is in Chargers’ rear-view mirror.  Denver Broncos 22 San Diego Chargers 44

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