By The Numbers: Week 11, 2018

Another “W” in the win column means the season isn’t done yet. The Packers are currently listed as the 7th seed, and as we all know that’s not good enough, but they’re still far enough of some of the other teams trying to vie for playoff contention that they should be able to hold onto hope. The game against the Dolphins showed two new strengths for the team that were previously missing. Aaron Jones has proved his worth as a starting running back, and the defense held the Dolphins to four field goals and zero touchdowns. These are two pieces of the puzzle that tends to lead teams to championships. However, it could be argued that the Dolphins aren’t that great of a team, but they did have a better record than us going into Sunday’s matchup, so I’m going to say it’s a marked improvement and move on. One week at a time. Let’s look at my picks for the week:

Steelers 27, Panthers 24 – Correct
Bears 30, Lions 20 – Correct
Saints 31, Bengals 24 – Correct
Falcons 27, Browns 10
Jags 28, Colts 21
Chiefs 32, Cardinals 17 – Correct
Jets 20, Bills 13
Redskins 23, Buccs 19 – Correct
Patriots 31, Titans 20
Chargers 27, Raiders 10 – Correct
Packers 27, Dolphins 13 – Correct
Rams 35, Seahawks 20 – Correct
Eagles 24, Cowboys 20
49ers 21, Giants 15

I went 8-6 with my picks, bringing my season total to 86-71. I should be able to maintain a decent record come the end of the season as long as each week I’m still picking more correctly than not. It’s a fickle game I play here, as each week some picks are easy, but most are difficult. Any given Sunday and all that. Let’s make some picks for week 11:

Packers 28, Seahawks 21
Cowboys 21, Falcons 17
Bengals 27, Ravens 21
Panthers 24, Lions 13
Titans 30, Colts 16
Buccs 21, Giants 20
Texans 20, Redskins 10
Steelers 27, Jaguars 20
Cardinals 13, Raiders 10
Chargers 31, Broncos 23
Saints 35, Eagles 21
Bears 27, Vikings 23
Rams 30, Chiefs 27

It’s a short week for the Packers, coming off a Sunday victory but having to fly cross-country to play in Seattle on Thursday night. It’s not a welcoming place, but we have had some decent performances there, and tacking on another win puts us in a better wild card position while simultaneously hurting the hawks’ chances. After putting up a battle against the Rams and Patriots — arguably the best teams in the league right now, I think we have what it takes to dismantle the Seahawks on their home turf. Fingers crossed and all. I leave you with this:

Go Pack Go.