SPORTS: NFL Predictions for Week 11.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers

Darwin’s Tree of Life (just think).

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won two of their last three road games. Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson have combined for 1,046 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Najee Harris has 44 receptions in the receiving game. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 94.7 yards per game with Harris leading the way with 646 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is only allowing 20.6 points and 348.9 yards per game through the air and on the ground. Minkah Fitzpatrick leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 64 tackles and TJ Watt has 12.5 sacks.

The Los Angeles Chargers have had bad luck at home with losing three of their last five home games. Justin Herbert is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,545 yards, 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Mike Williams and Keenan Allen have combined for 1,306 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns through the air while Austin Ekeler has 39 receptions out of the backfield. The Los Angeles Chargers rushing attackis averaging 100.2 yards per contest, and Ekeler is the lead horse with 523 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 25.3 points and 361.1 yards per game. Derwin James Jr. leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 80 tackles and Joey Bosa has 5.5 sacks.

Prediction: Los Angeles wins by seven or more

The Line: Steelers (+210) | Chargers (-260)

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Arizona Cardinals have won all five of their road games this season. Kyler Murray is completing a ridiculous 72.7 percent of his passes for 2,276 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk have combined for 1,089 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns and veteran AJ Green has contributed 30 catches. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging a robust 125.8 yards per contest with James Conner leading the way with 493 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing a solid 18.9 points per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Arizona Cardinals with 74 tackles and defensive stud Markus Golden has 9 sacks and ball hawk Byron Murphy Jr. has 3 interceptions.

The Seattle Seahawks have not played well at home after losing three of their last four home games. Russell Wilson is completing a stellar 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,357 yards, 10 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have played their roles to perfection and combined for 1,208 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 99.8 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 345 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, Seattle is allowing an outstanding 20.7 points and 400.6 yards. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 101 tackles.

Prediction: Seattle wins by less than 10

The Line: Cardinals (+135) | Seahawks (-155)

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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Oakland Raiders

The Cincinnati Bengals come into this game looking to rebound from a 41-16 loss to Cleveland in their last game. Joe Burrow has thrown for 2,497 yards, 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 68.2% passing and Joe Mixon leads Cincinnati with 636 rushing yards and 7 TDs. Ja’Marr Chase has 44 grabs for 835 yards and 7 scores. Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd each have 400+ receiving yards as secondary options. On defense, Logan Wilson leads the team with 78 total tackles and 4 interceptions and Sam Hubbard has 5 sacks this season when pressuring the opposition.

The Las Vegas Raiders will look to forget about the 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in primetime last game. Derek Carr’s thrown for 2,826 yards, 15 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on 67.7% passing. Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake have rushed to the tune of 504 yards and 7 touchdowns. Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards have combine for over 1,200 yards this season. Defensively, Denzel Perryman leads Las Vegas with 102 total tackles and Maxx Crosby has 5 sacks.

Prediction: Cincinnati wins by more than seven.

The Line: Bengals (-125) | Raiders (+105)

Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears

The Baltimore Ravens are 2-2 over their last four road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,447 yards, 14 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews combined for 1,342 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Sammy Watkins has a measly 19 receptions after so much hype. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 154.1 yards per game, and Jackson has lead the way with 639 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, Baltimore allows a bad 24.1 points and 371.6 yards per contest. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with 47 tackles, while Odafe Oweh has 4 sacks along with 2 interceptions from Anthony Averett.

The Chicago Bears are 2-2 over their last four home games. Justin Fields is completing a pedestrian 59.4 percent of his passes for 1,282 yards, 4 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson II have combined for 789 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Cole Kmet has a solid 28 receptions on the year. The Chicago Bears ground game is averaging a robust 136.6 yards per contest. David Montgomery leads the ground attack with 372 yards and 3 touchdowns. On defense, Chicago allows 24.9 points and 348.9 yards per game. Roquan Smith leads the Chicago Bears with 93 tackles and Robert Quinn has 6.5 sacks.

Prediction: Baltimore wins by more than 10.

The Line: Ravens (-235) | Bears (+190)

WORDS: Derek Lopez.


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