A New York Upset Plus More in Intern Mike’s NFL Week 11 ‘Locks of the Week’
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An editorial note from Dan Bahl: 'Intern Mike' made a Locks of the Week selection for Thursday Night Football during Thursday's edition of The Drive with Charlie and Dan. He has declined to comment on this particular selection, one which went horribly, horribly wrong.
On we go!
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00, CBS
The two teams in this one are both off performances they would love to forget.
The Titans will look to lean on Derrick Henry early here. He’s gone for over 100 yards in five of the last six contests against the Jags, a number that the Titans would love to see him pass again.
The Jags get a much lighter matchup here with a Titans' secondary that lacks the playmaking ability to bottle up this offense. Jags win in a relatively high scoring affair.
PICK: OVER 40.0 Total Points
New York Giants @ Washington Commanders, 1:00 PM, FOX
It is Week 11 and your NFL passing yards leader is none other than Sam Howell.
This Commanders' offense is certainly capable of putting up points on anyone, and the Giants are in a position where they are now more vulnerable than ever on both sides of the ball.
While the Giants defense was improving in the middle of the season, the loss of Daniel Jones will prove to be backbreaking for a Giants' team that couldn’t afford another hiccup. Commanders make easy work of New York at home.
PICK: Commanders -8.5
New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills, 4:25, CBS
These are two teams that people won’t exactly be rushing to bet on this weekend.
The Jets have shown that they can neutralize this Josh Allen-led offense. They have covered in three straight against Buffalo, and have won two of those games straight-up as an underdog. Allen has five touchdowns and six turnovers in those matchups.
A change in the OC halfway through the season doesn’t change the fact that the Jets have shown time and again that they are an elite defense. This number is simply too big for this Bills' team.
PICK: Jets +7
Minnesota Vikings @ Denver Broncos, 8:20 (SNF), NBC
I’m sure there will be plenty of people taking Minnesota in this one.
Denver isn’t the sexiest team to bet on, but this is a spot where they are set up very well. Dobbs and this high-flying Vikings' offense will have to take the mile-high trip to Denver, and face an incredibly talented Broncos' secondary.
As of the writing of this article, Justin Jefferson is unlikely to play again in this game, making this an even tougher challenge for Josh Dobbs. I’ll take Denver to win in a game that may not be pretty to the average viewer.
PICK: Broncos -2
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