Week 11: Washington over Dallas? You bet

By Garrett Eagan, McDaniel Guru

With a standing record of 86-31 through nine weeks of the season, Week 9 took the Guru by surprise. Finishing 9-5 overall, 4-4 in the published picks after Week 9, it’s evident that only a select few teams are consistent in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers are consistently playing perfect football led by the ageless Brett Favre; the Washington Redskins are consistently winning their games in OT; and the New England Patriots stay consistent at 9-0. Who thought that the Lions would absolutely demolish the Broncos? Who thought that the Houston Texans would add to their season with a big win over the Raiders? The Guru did. Here are my picks for Week 11.

Cleveland 20 Baltimore 16
A classic AFC North match-up. On one side, an unknown QB is leading an unlikely team to multiple wins. On the other side is an aging team with a QB who marched with Moses. However, these two teams always keep it close. Take Browns to edge out Baltimore.

Indianapolis 31 Kansas City 10
After choking on their own air in Week 9, the Colts still proved they are a far better team that the Pats. Peyton Manning needs no help in this one, being able to thoroughly man-handle the Chiefs defense. Take the Colts.

Green Bay 27 Carolina 20
Brett Favre is playing the best football I have ever seen him play. Period. Along with a tough defense, the Packers will take down Carolina in this one. Take the Packers over the Panthers.

Lions 34 Giants 21
The Giants are up and down, after a bye week in Week 9, they still should be fresh after Week 10. The Lions are getting closer to their goal of ten wins set by Jon Kitna and Roy Williams. As I have said before, and will continue to say that the Lions were and continue to be a sleeper team this season. Take the Lions over the G-Men.

Cincinnati 24 Arizona 14
The Bengals are looking more like the Bungals of years past this season. With offense weapons like Carson Palmer and Ocho Cinco, there is no reason for the record they have now. Ocho Cinco is looking for something to celebrate and this game is just that. Just hope he packs his dancing shoes for the end zone.

Pittsburgh 28 NY Jets 10
With a young QB at the helm, don’t expect much from the Jets. Their season is looking more and more grim by the week. On the other end, the Steelers are one of the best teams in the NFL, and not getting much attention for it. Either way, it’s “Steel” Curtains for the Jets.

New England 38 Buffalo 17
This one doesn’t look good for Buffalo. With the continued destruction of the NFL, the Patriots are not going to let up anytime soon. Buffalo does stand a chance though, but as good a chance as the Patriots going 16-0. Take the Patriots.

—Pick of the Week—

Washington 23 Dallas 21
This is one of the most storied rivalries in sports, and is as ugly as all the others. Both teams are strong in their conference, however the Cowboys have the upper hand in the NFC East, as well as the NFC as a whole. No matter what either team’s record is, they both come to play in this game. Look for the Redskins to squeak one out.