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Cranfill is back with his NFL Week 11 pics after missing last week with dysentery. Raiders, Chargers, Bears, and Jaguars oh my!!!!
FULL DISCLOSURE: Week before last, when I actually got around to writing this column, I was 3-1 on the 4 games I picked. Hopefully, I can continue that success in Week 11.
Washington Redskins vs Dallas Cowboys (-7)
Oh the age old battle of cowboys and indians. American history tells us to bet on the Cowboys, the Alamo notwithstanding, but what does spread history tell us? The Redskins are 1-3 at home this year against the spread while the Boys are 2-1-1 on the road vs Vegas. That’s enough statistical scatology for me, take the Cowboys to cover because at root, all this BS aside, the Redskins are awful and yes, it’s 100% Shanahan’s fault. You suck old man.
Cleveland Browns (-1) vs Jacksonville Jaguars
REALLY? The Cleveland Browns are favored in a game? The same Cleveland Browns team that has scored 20 points or more only once this entire season? And that was against the Suck For Luck Colts? Need I remind you the Browns of the Cleveland Browns are dogs. You think a mere dog can hold up in a fight against a jaguar? Look what this jaguar did to a 300lb Anaconda. Take the Jags.
Chicago Bears (3½ ) vs San Diego Chargers
I am so sick of this Chargers team this year. They don’t cover when they’re favored and they fall JUST short every time they’re the dog. Not to mention the fact they’ve gotten away from utilizing Mike Tolbert to his full potential which is killing my fantasy team. Chicago? I clear you to engage total annihilation of this joke of a team. Smash them. In the face. Take the Bears.
Minnesota Vikings vs Oakland Raiders (-1)
After watching them get embarrassed by the Packers this past Monday night, the two words that come to mind when thinking about the Vikings are hot and garbage. When thinking about these two teams and their respective mascots, Vikings and Raiders, they are pretty similar. Marauding bands of explorers and plunderers. Which means they are at their best when on the road. Which, combined with the aforementioned hot garbage aspect of Minnesota, I’ll take the Raiders to cover here. Especially since they are 4-0 on the road against the spread this year.
Further Science on Week 11
The Bengals are 5-0 against the spread on the road this year. They are currently a 7 point dog @ Baltimore.
Green Bay is 4-0 against the spread at home this year. They are a 14 point favorite in Lambeau on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
The 49ers are 4-0-1 against the spread at home this year. They are a 9½ point favorite in San Fran Sunday vs the Arizona Cardinals.