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AP staff NFL preview and predictions for Week 11

The Chiefs play the Cowboys on Sunday, but we’re picking all of this weekend’s games.

New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Week 11 of the NFL season kicks off with the New England Patriots (6-4) on the road against the Atlanta Falcons (4-5) on Thursday Night Football.

In one of the week’s biggest matchups, the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) will play the Dallas Cowboys (7-2) on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:25 Arrowhead Time. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Chiefs are favored by 2.5 points.

Elsewhere in the AFC West, there are two other big games. As the Chiefs play the Cowboys, the Las Vegas Raiders (5-4) will be hosting the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4). Then the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1) will be on the road to play the Los Angeles Chargers (5-4) on Sunday Night Football.

Sunday’s early games will feature the Indianapolis Colts (5-5) traveling to upstate New York to play the Buffalo Bills (6-3), a big NFC North matchup between the Green Bay Packers (8-2) and Minnesota Vikings (4-5) in Minneapolis and the Chicago Bears (3-6) hosting the Baltimore Ravens (6-3).

The remaining late afternoon game will be an NFC West battle in which the Arizona Cardinals (8-2) will be on the road against the Seattle Seahawks (3-6).

Week 11 will conclude with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) hosting the New York Giants (3-6) on Monday Night Football.

A total of 15 games are on the schedule this weekend. The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Rams will be on their bye weeks.

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 93-54-3

Poll

Which team wins Patriots (6-4) at Falcons (4-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Patriots
    (278 votes)
  • 19%
    Falcons
    (66 votes)
344 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Packers (8-2) at Vikings (4-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Packers
    (338 votes)
  • 31%
    Vikings
    (153 votes)
491 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Colts (5-5) at Bills (6-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Colts
    (165 votes)
  • 65%
    Bills
    (315 votes)
480 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Lions (0-8-1) at Browns (5-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Lions
    (85 votes)
  • 81%
    Browns
    (385 votes)
470 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Dolphins (3-7) at Jets (2-7)?

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    Dolphins
    (357 votes)
  • 22%
    Jets
    (106 votes)
463 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Saints (5-4) at Eagles (4-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Saints
    (216 votes)
  • 52%
    Eagles
    (240 votes)
456 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Washington (3-6) at Panthers (5-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Washington
    (127 votes)
  • 72%
    Panthers
    (342 votes)
469 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins 49ers (4-5) at Jaguars (2-7)?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    49ers
    (407 votes)
  • 8%
    Jaguars
    (39 votes)
446 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Texans (1-8) at Titans (8-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Texans
    (33 votes)
  • 92%
    Titans
    (424 votes)
457 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Ravens (6-3) at Bears (3-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Ravens
    (337 votes)
  • 26%
    Bears
    (120 votes)
457 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bengals (5-4) at Raiders (5-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Bengals
    (335 votes)
  • 29%
    Raiders
    (137 votes)
472 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cardinals (8-2) at Seahawks (3-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Cardinals
    (312 votes)
  • 29%
    Seahawks
    (132 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Steelers (5-3-1) at Chargers (5-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Steelers
    (201 votes)
  • 56%
    Chargers
    (263 votes)
464 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Giants (3-6) at Buccaneers (6-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Giants
    (72 votes)
  • 84%
    Buccaneers
    (390 votes)
462 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 8-7-1
Week 2 picks 10-6-0
Week 3 picks 10-6-0
Week 4 picks 10-6-0
Week 5 picks 11-5-0
Week 6 picks 9-4-1
Week 7 picks 10-3-0
Week 8 picks 8-7-0
Week 9 picks 8-6-0
Week 10 picks 9-4-1
Total 93-54-3

AP Staff Record

TW LW Staffer W L T Pct
1 1 Kramer Sansone 95 48 1 0.6632
2 2 Stephen Serda 94 55 1 0.6300
3 3 Matt Stagner 84 51 1 0.6213
4 4 Talon Graff 92 57 1 0.6167
5 4 Bryan Stewart 91 58 1 0.6100
5 8 Ron Kopp Jr. 91 58 1 0.6100
7 4 Jared Sapp 90 59 1 0.6033
7 4 Pete Sweeney 90 59 1 0.6033
9 10 Mark Gunnels 69 48 1 0.5890
10 9 Ethan Willinger 87 62 1 0.5833
10 11 Rocky Magaña 87 62 1 0.5833
12 13 Kristian Gumminger 32 23 1 0.5804
13 12 John Dixon 86 63 1 0.5767

In Week 10, Kramer Sansone and Kristian Gumminger led the Arrowhead Pride staff with 8-5-1 records head-to-head. Six other contributors went 7-6-1. Against the spread, John Dixon, Rocky Magaña, Bryan Stewart and Pete Sweeney all went 7-7-0. Kristian, Talon Graff and Jared Sapp all had 8-6-0 records picking the over/under; Kramer and Ron Kopp Jr. went 7-7-0. Overall, Kristian led the way at 22-19-1; four members of the staff had 20-21-1 records.

Among 310 Tallysight experts last week, Ron finished third head-to-head on the basis of which games he picked. He also ranked in the top 30 overall — while Kristian ranked in the top 30 over/under.

Among all Tallysight experts over the whole season, Kramer is now ranked sixth head-to-head. Against the spread, John is 16th, Mark Gunnels is 25th, Ron is 32nd and Pete is 34th. Kristian, Mark, Talon and Jared are ranked fourth, seventh, tenth and 17th in over/under.