NFL Teams on Upset Alert in Week 11
Following an NFL Week 10 in which there were a slew of upsets including the heavily favored New Orleans Saints losing at home to the Atlanta Falcons and the Miami Dolphins winning their second game in a row, there seem to be underdogs winning straight up each and every week.
If you're looking for some dogs that could pull off victories in Week 11, here are three teams that should be on upset alert.
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1. Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (-2.5), Thursday, Nov. 14, 8:20 p.m. EST
This week's "Thursday Night Football" game is a battle of two teams that are seemingly heading in different directions. While the Pittsburgh Steelers have won four games in a row, the Cleveland Browns have lost four of five, finally snapping a four-game skid with a 19-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills last week. With the Steelers listed as 2.5-point underdogs, it wouldn't be all that surprising if Pittsburgh pulls off the upset and extends its winning streak to five on Thursday night.
2. New York Jets at Washington Redskins (-1), Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. EST
The Washington Redskins come in as 1-point favorites over the New York Jets with rookie Dwayne Haskins Jr. making his second career start for the team that calls Landover, Maryland home. The Jets are coming off a win over their in-stadium rival New York Giants in Week 10 and those same Giants defeated the Redskins back in Week 4. The Jets' defense could be the difference in this one, though. Facing a rookie QB that has been sacked eight times and has four interceptions in less than eight quarters, Gang Green could get their second straight win over an NFC East opponent come Sunday.
3. New England Patriots (-3.5) at Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:25 p.m. EST
Since we need a home dog, here's a game with two teams coming off Week 10 byes. The Philadelphia Eagles are 3.5-point underdogs taking on the defending champion New England Patriots. While the Pats are 14-5 coming off a bye under head coach Bill Belichick and 13-4 in such contests with Tom Brady as their QB, New England is 6-3 this decade coming off a bye during the regular season. With a bit of a recency bias, that means there's a one in three chance that the Eagles pull off the upset on Sunday and Philadelphia is 3-1 at home so far this season. Plus, the Patriots were upset on the "Philly Special" not so long ago in Super Bowl LII.
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