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NFL Week 11 viewer's guide

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Week 11 in the NFL has a lot going for it. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers in a rematch of one of the season's most exciting games. A new quarterback rivalry can emerge when Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts square off against Tom Brady's New England Patriots. The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their back-alley brawl of a rivalry on Sunday night.

    • Arizona at Atlanta

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This is an upset-alert special. Why? Because the Falcons are coming off a stinging loss to the Saints that ruined their undefeated season. And they're trying to recover from the insulting way New Orleans dispatched with them. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Falcons victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      A home game against the Cardinals could mean big things for the Falcons defense. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Did Falcons mismanage final goal-line series?
      » More complete team: Falcons or Texans?
      » Power rankings: Loss drops Falcons out of top spot
      » Darlington: Falcons loss poses questions
      » Falcons player calls Edwards' release 'scary'
    • On Twitter:

      #AZvsATL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Tampa Bay at Carolina

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      If the Buccaneers make it four in a row, one major reason will have been deep connections between Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson. Can the Panthers corral that pair? More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Buccaneers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Cam Newton hasn't done much for fantasy owner this season, but he has a chance for a big week against the Buccaneers. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Freeman joins 'NFL Fantasy Live'
      » Schein: Schiano has NFL looking at college ranks
      » Panthers owner deflects L.A. move talk
      » Playoff picture: Buccaneers in the race
      » Photos: Cheerleaders during Week 10
    • On Twitter:

      #TBvsCAR
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Cleveland at Dallas

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Browns won't be pushovers. They lack talent and might not always play smart, but they play rugged and hard. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Cowboys victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Browns rookie receiver Josh Gordon had a nice hot streak going earlier this season, but don't expect that to continue against the Cowboys. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Weeden faces seven-game trial
      » Richardson gets innovative blitz training
      » ATL picks: Majority select Cowboys
      » Are Cowboys playoff bound?
      » Witten: 'Everything we want is right in front of us'
    • On Twitter:

      #CLEvsDAL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Green Bay at Detroit

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      There are a lot of Xs-and-Os reasons to like this game, like seeing how the Packers cover Calvin Johnson. But the real reason to watch is that the outcome of this one will have far-reaching consequences for both teams. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Packers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Jermichael Finley has been the biggest disappointment at his position this season, and it's safe to suggest that his struggles will continue in the Motor City. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Matthews among 'top shelf' pass rushers
      » How Pack used Cobb in win vs. Cardinals
      » ATL picks: Majority take Packers
      » Packers CB Williams: I'm Optimus Prime
      » Suh still a divisive figure
    • On Twitter:

      #GBvsDET
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Jacksonville at Houston

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Even with the extra emotion that often comes with a divisional game, there's no reason to believe this AFC South battle will be close. Expect the Texans to move to 9-1, inching closer to a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Texans victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Cecil Shorts has been a rare bright spot on the Jaguars offense, but this week's matchup is anything by favorable. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » NFL.com Power Poll: Texans are No. 1
      » Playoff picture: Texans' road to No. 1 AFC seed
      » More complete team: Falcons or Texans?
      » Watt among 'top shelf' pass rushers
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Texans
    • On Twitter:

      #JACvsHOU
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Cincinnati at Kansas City

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      A win here gets the Bengals back into the playoff picture in the AFC North. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Bengals victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Andy Dalton had a huge game against the defending Super Bowl champions in Week 10 and remains a solid fantasy option for Week 11. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Breer: The evolution of Dalton
      » The ultimate Dalton nickname
      » Chiefs' Berry has phobia of horses
      » QB Performance Faceoff: Brees vs. Dalton
      » Playoff picture: Where Bengals stand
    • On Twitter:

      #CINvsKC
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New York at St. Louis

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      If the Jets' offense is woeful again on Sunday -- and there's no reason to think it won't be -- watch the Rams' sideline for shots of former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who has the same job with the Rams ... just to see if he's smiling. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Rams victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Steven Jackson could post a nifty stat line in this matchup with the Jets. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Jets owner: 'I didn't sign up for a 3-6 season'
      » Is it finally Tebow time?
      » Would Sanchez be better on another team?
      » Long rising among league's top pass rushers
      » ATL picks: Majority take Jets
    • On Twitter:

      #NYJvsSTL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Philadelphia at Washington

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      If you believe in schadenfreude, this is the game for you. Two intensely devoted fan bases; such high hopes entering the season; both teams looking into the abyss at campaigns that have fallen apart. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Redskins victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Brent Celek has not been a viable starter in the majority of fantasy leagues in recent weeks, but a matchup against the Redskins is just too good to pass up. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » NFL Fan's Ultimate Roadtrip hits Philly
      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Redskins
      » RG3 voted Redskins captain
      » Is Vick era coming to an end?
      » Would Eagles fire Reid during season?
    • On Twitter:

      #PHIvsWAS
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New Orleans at Oakland

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      How long does it feel like it's been since the Saints were 0-4? Roughly one million years, from this view. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Saints victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Believe it or not, Carson Palmer is a "start of the week" at the quarterback position for Week 11. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Greer talks Saints' resurgence
      » Brooks: How Saints offense got its groove back
      » Stick a fork in the Raiders
      » Ivory: Saints shouldn't bench me
      » Playoff picture: Saints' spot in race to postseason
    • On Twitter:

      #NOvsOAK
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • San Diego at Denver

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Broncos are off and running to a cushy seed and the playoffs. A loss would be a bump in the road for them. If desperate San Diego can somehow win, that would be the kind of victory that could turn around its season. A stellar Chargers showing would exorcise some demons. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Broncos victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      If you recall Philip Rivers' previous game against the Broncos then you'll know it might not be the best decision for your fantasy team to start him in Week 11. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Manning tops 2013 Pro Bowl voting
      » 'Sound FX': Manning making it count
      » Turner gets testy after Chargers loss
      » Playoff picture: Are Broncos set up for high playoff seed?
      » ATL Film Room: Broncos' Miller is true Superman
    • On Twitter:

      #SDvsDEN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Indianapolis at New England

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The Colts have taken down the Packers and put themselves in position to have a real chance at the playoffs. But how real are they? How ahead of schedule are they? That's what we should get to see. That, and some aesthetically pleasing passing heroics. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Patriots victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Andrew Luck appears to be hitting his stride and a matchup with the Patriots shouldn't hurt his chances of posting another impressive stat line. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Lloyd talks Pats' chances, jumping over cars
      » Can Luck handle Patriots defense?
      » Luck's leadership vs. Colts' veteran coaching
      » 12 moments that shaped pro football
      » Photos: Cheerleaders during Week 10
    • On Twitter:

      #INDvsNE
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Baltimore at Pittsburgh

      Sun 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      That high-flying no-huddle look has kept the Ravens winning, but will it pass the stiffest test? In unfriendly Heinz Field, against the No. 1 defense, can quarterback Joe Flacco still come out firing? More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Ravens victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Joe Flacco is less than reliable on the road, and Flacco's struggles away from Baltimore could also have a negative impact on Torrey Smith. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Roethlisberger: 'I heard a crunch and a crack'
      » 'Sound FX': Harbaugh has Ravens flying high
      » Did Harbaugh run up score on Raiders?
      » Lombardi: No Big Ben? Big problem
      » ATL picks: Majority take Ravens
    • On Twitter:

      #BALvsPIT
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Chicago at San Francisco

      Mon 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      This is a big game, and there is some intrigue. If Colin Kaepernick is the starter, watching that nasty Bears front try to chase him around will be fun. On the other side, can the Bears gain any traction running the ball against Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and company? More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a 49ers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Vernon Davis has disappeared from the stat sheets and a matchup vs. the big, bad Bears defense shouldn't help with his struggles. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Top five picks to click:


      » ATL picks: Unanimous for 49ers
      » QB injuries could reshape NFC race
      » Brandt: Bears' Tillman among NFL's top corners
      » 12 moments that shaped pro football
      » Photos: Cheerleaders during Week 10
    • On Twitter:

      #CHIvsSF
    • Watch: Game Preview

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