Will Patrick Mahomes or Drew Brees throw 10 TD passes in a single game in a season where nothing seems impossible for either signal-caller?
Will Dirk Koetter Marvin Lewis, Vance Joseph or Todd Bowles still have a job by the time the weekend rolls around?
Are the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks set to stage another ‘Instant Classic’ after doing so several times over the last few seasons?
With the 2018 NFL campaign producing more and more intriguing headlines as it moves further into its second half of the regular season, it’s time for some fun-filled bold predictions on the upcoming slate of Week 11 NFL Betting Action.
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Jets Fire Bowles
Look, I’m the biggest Todd Bowles supporter there is, but I’m done with the New York Jets head coach after last week’s pitiful 41-10 blowout loss against an awful Buffalo Bills team that entered the contest looking and playing like the worst team in the league. After a highly successful 10-6 debut campaign with New York in 2015, Bowles went 5-11 in 2016 and 2017. Now, with a clear, franchise quarterback under center in Sam Darnold, the Jets just don’t look like a team making progress under their current leadership and I believe it’s time for a change. If they’re smart (that’s questionable) the Jets will fire Todd Bowles, name an interim coach for the remainder of this season and then hire a young, innovative offensive genius to help the gifted Darnold to reach his full potential!
Packers and Seahawks Stage Another Instant Classic
The Packers (4-4-1) and Seahawks (4-5) have nearly identical records and both are, middle-of-the-pack Super Bowl hopefuls, though Seattle is a bit better in my estimation. Still, I’m thinking this season’s relative equality between these two teams that I believe will make for an ‘Instant Classic’ kind of matchup between the Seahawks and Packers.
These two teams have combined for some seriously memorable affairs since Seattle drafted Russell Wilson and he became their starter that season. Seattle recorded an unforgettable win in what is now referred to as the infamous ‘Fail Mary’ that saw Packers safety M.D. Jennings come down with Russell Wilson’s Hail Mary only for Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate to wrest control of the ball from Jennings and be awarded a touchdown that lifted Seattle a thrilling 14-12 win.
The two combined for another memorable matchup in Seattle’s 28-22 overtime win that saw Wilson throw a 35-yard TD pass to Jermaine Kearse with 3:19 remaining. Just last season, Green Bay recorded a narrow 17-9 win at home against Seattle, so it’s only natural that I’m thinking Instant Classic heading into Week 11. I’m thinking we’re going to get a memorable thriller, so don’t be shocked when it happens NFL betting enthusiasts.
Chiefs and Rams Top 75-Point Plateau
Kansas City is averaging 35.3 points per game while Los Angeles is putting up 33.5 points per contest. Both teams have seriously gifted quarterbacks in K.C.’s Patrick Mahomes and L.A.’s Jared Goff and they each have Pro Bowl running backs in Kareem Hunt and Todd Gurley. Both teams also have all sorts of talent at the wide receiver position and they both have innovative, offensive-minded head coaches. Monday night’s 63.5-point total is reportedly the highest total since record-keeping began in 1986. There have been 11 games since 2003 with a total at 57.5 or higher with three of those games taking place this season. Oh, by the way, the Over is a perfect 11-0 in these contests, so, yeah, I’m expecting the two to combine for at least 75 points!
Brees and Saints Bury Wentz and Birds!
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints can’t lose these days while Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles have had a Super Bowl hangover mess of a season in the City of Brotherly Love. The Saints have won eight straight and are averaging a league-leading 36.7 points per game. Drew Brees and company put 51 points on the board last weekend and they’ve topped the 40-point plateau three times in their last five games. Philadelphia has alternated wins and losses over their last five games and they gave up 27 points on Sunday night to a Dallas Cowboys team that has been pretty inept on offense this season. Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking the Eagles are in for a Philly cheesesteak-sized butt-whuppin’.
Bolts Bury Broncos, Denver Sacks Joseph
The Denver Broncos are a complete and utter mess that heads into their Week 11 matchup against AFC West division rival Los Angeles having lost two straight games and six of their last seven games overall. On the flip side of the coin, Philip Rivers and the Bolts have won six straight while limiting the opposition to 19 points or less in five straight games.
After going 5-11 under then, first-year head coach Vance Joseph, Denver is now 3-6 to give the franchise a pitiful 8-17 record under Joseph as they head into the stretch run portion of the 2018 campaign. Right now, I’m predicting that the Chargers are going to beat the snot out of the Broncos so bad that John Elway is going to fire Joseph come Monday morning. The Broncos are in need of an organizational overhaul and it starts with a huge win by the Chargers that results in the removal of Vance Joseph!