By The Numbers: Week 11, 2017

Surprise surprise, the Packers can get a win without Aaron Rodgers! It was the lowly Bears, but we outgained them on the ground and they have one of the better rushing offenses. This is good news going forward. Apparently Hundley finally had some big throws and the whole team is starting to connect with him. I suppose we shouldn’t have expected it to happen immediately, but I think we might have turned the corner. I wouldn’t want to face one of the NFL’s elite teams at this point, but at least we can take on the middling ones. At some point soon we’ll be playing the Browns, so that’s a gimme. At 5-4 we’re still on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs go, but that isn’t to say that we’re out. More good news: Rodgers has been in the building and is rehabbing already. He can’t return for another four weeks minimum, but if the rest of the team can keep the season afloat, there’s still a chance he comes back and we get into the post season once again. I’d hate to see that particular streak end. Let’s take a look at my picks for last week:

Packers 21, Bears 10 – Correct
Lions 27, Browns 3 – Correct
Steelers 35, Colts 20 – Correct
Jags 24, Chargers 13 – Correct
Saints 30, Bills 14 – Correct
Jets 21, Buccs 20
Vikings 27, Redskins 20 – Correct
Titans 21, Bengals 10 – Correct
Rams 30, Texans 16 – Correct
Falcons 21, Cowboys 17 – Correct
Giants 20, 49ers 13
Patriots 27, Broncos 21 – Correct
Panthers 30, Dolphins 12 – Correct

Wow, only two wrong this week. I didn’t pick the Thursday game though, but I would have picked the Seachickens to win that anyway, so a pretty damn good week overall! Let’s make picks for the upcoming games:

Steelers 27, Titans 21
Lions 30, Bears 17
Jaguars 21, Browns 3
Packers 27, Ravens 20
Cardinals 21, Texans 13
Dolphins 21, Buccs 20
Rams 30, Vikings 27
Chiefs 30, Giants 10
Saints 31, Redskins 19
Bills 21, Chargers 7
Broncos 24, Bengals 14
Patriots 32, Raiders 20
Eagles 38, Cowboys 20
Seahawks 28, Falcons 27

We’ll see how it goes. The Ravens aren’t a terrible team but they aren’t doing so hot, I think we might be able to take advantage of that and get another W in the column. Being 6-4 would be nice, all things considered. Go Pack GO!