Week 11 of the NFL season promised so much, and while some of the games didn’t live up to the billing, others filled the void to produce a thrilling weekend of football.

Oh My, Jonathan Taylor!!!

Jonathan Taylor: 5 Touchdowns
Indianapolis Colts: 41 Points
Buffalo Bills: 15 Points

There are two key takeaways from Indianapolis’s 41-15 win over Buffalo:

  1. Taylor is the real deal. Few doubted his talents, but not many tipped him to lead the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns after Week 11. Granted, Derrick Henry is stuck on the sidelines and would otherwise top both lists. Still, Taylor has been incredible and capped off an impressive season with five visits to the endzone this week.
  2. The Bills are in trouble. They broke out as Super Bowl LVI favourites after Week 5. Bills-centric podcasts talked about the possibility of this team losing one game, maybe two, through to the end of Week 18. However, with this embarrassing loss now making it eight for the season, their once $6.50 price to win Super Bowl LVI has blown out to $10.

Rodgers v Cousins

We’ve come to expect Aaron Rodgers to put up godly numbers and drag his Green Bay Packers to victory after seeing it occur so often over the years. Kurt Cousins, on the other hand, hasn’t always been so convincing. However, Cousins led the Minnesota Vikings to a superb 34-31 win over the Packers in Week 11 to move to 5-5 for the season.

Greg Joseph knocked over a 29-yard field goal to seal the victory following a back-and-forth four quarters of football.

Rodgers finished with a season-high 385 yards and four touchdowns – a notable performance given a significant toe injury and the fact he just missed time after testing positive to COVID-19. But it wasn’t enough to overcome Cousins’ 341 yards on 24 of 35 attempts for three touchdowns, and Dalvin Cook’s 86 yards on the ground.

The Packers have dropped to 8-3 but remain among the favourites to win Super Bowl LVI at $11.

Dak v Pat

As entertaining as Rodgers v Cousins was in Week 11, the highly anticipated matchup between Dak Prescott’s Dallas Cowboys and Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs didn’t live up to the billing.

Just 28 total points for the game and an otherwise forgettable performance for Prescott, in particular, did end with some positivity for the Chiefs. The win helps, obviously. Allowing the Cowboys to score only nine points is the big positive, though.

The Chiefs started the NFL season poorly on both sides of the ball. While few doubted Mahomes would start to string things together sooner rather than later, there wasn’t the same confidence in the defence. After conceding 32.6 points per game across the first five games of the NFL season, the Chiefs defence has conceded only 14.5 points per game.

With Mahomes always capable of Mahomes things and the defence now coming to the party, the Chiefs are back into $8 in the Super Bowl LVI market.

READ: Chiefs Bounce Back Into Super Bowl LVI Conversation

Cam Newton Watch Continues

The Carolina Panthers fell short on the scoreboard in going down to the Washington Football team 27-21, but the play of Cam Newton is encouraging and entertaining.

 

Week 12 shapes as a massive game for the Panthers who are preparing to face the Miami Dolphins at $1.82 and -1.5 favourites.

NFL Against The Spread Standings

Green Bay’s streak of seven covers on the bounce ended with their 34-31 loss to the Vikings as -1 favourites. Meanwhile, the New York Jets languish at the bottom of the ATS standings after failing to cover for a third consecutive week.

After Week 11

TEAMSPRICE MOVE
Green Bay (9-2)Houston (5-5)
Dallas (8-2)Cincinnati v
Arizona (8-3)Carolina (5-6)
Tennessee (7-4)Cleveland (5-6)
Indianapolis (7-4)Jacksonville (4-6)
New England (7-4)Tampa Bay (4-6)
Minnesota (6-4)Las Vegas (4-6)
Detroit (6-4)LA Rams (4-6)
Philadelphia (6-5)Atlanta (4-6)
Buffalo (5-4-1)San Francisco (4-6)
New Orleans (5-5)Pittsburgh (4-6)
LA Chargers (5-5)Baltimore (4-6)
Seattle (5-5)Chicago (4-6)
Denver (5-5)Kansas City (4-7)
Miami (5-5-1)Washington (3-7)
NY Giants (5-5)NY Jets (2-8)

 

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