With only "Monday Night Football" between the Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers separating week 11 from week 12 on the NFL schedule, most of the week's games have been played. Let's look at week 11 from a betting perspective as we want to build on a good week looking at week 12.
Week 11 Bad Beat of the Week
There were so many bad beating in week 10 that we finally got a break in week 11. The only bad blow we should consider happened in Washington, and only if you had money for Cincinnati. The Bengals were in the game until Joe Burrow sustained a knee injury in the third quarter at the end of the season. The Bengals will be strong underdogs for the remainder of the season, with Ryan Finley taking center stage.
Week 11 upset of the week
The Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans all had angry wins in Week 11, but none were bigger than the Dallas Cowboys' win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys competed as underdogs with 7.5 points (+275) thanks to a 0-4 record on the road (2-7 total). Ezekiel Elliott ran for a season high of 103 yards and Andy Dalton threw three temporary touchdowns, including the 1:27 winner that put the Cowboys to 31-28.
Week 11 cover of the week
After failing to cover week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys, the Pittsburgh Steelers have covered two straight massive spreads in the past two weeks. The undefeated Steelers were 10.5 point favorites in Jacksonville and they knocked it down 27-3. They beat their opponents 63-13 in the last two games. Ben Roethlisberger has been leading the NFL in passing attempts since week 5, despite having scored four wins with two points during that time. Ben is only two years away from leading the league in pass attempts and yards, so you can expect the offense to continue exploding along the way.
A look into the 12th week
Stay tuned for tomorrow's column as we'll be looking to Week 12 of the NFL with some marquee matchups to bet on. There are some great games on the schedule, including three for Thanksgiving. These Steelers opened as three-point favorites, but continue to rise as COVID spreads in the Baltimore Ravens dressing room. There aren't any double-digit favorites in Week 12 and the Packers are the only team favored by more than one touchdown when starting the week as 7.5-point favorites against the Chicago Bears.