Through 10 weeks of the 2014 season, a few teams have separated themselves from the rest of the league as part of the NFL’s elite. Week 11 of the 2014 season will see two of the top teams in each conference collide, possibly determining the eventual No.1 seed in the AFC and NFC.
After weeks of blowouts on “Sunday Night Football,” two first-place teams will do battle in primetime. The New England Patriots visit the Indianapolis Colts, who sit atop the AFC South at 6-3. New England’s 7-2 mark is the best in the conference, giving them the edge over the 7-2 Broncos, whom they beat in Week 9. The game also features one of the highest over/unders of the season.
The Arizona Cardinals put their NFL-leading 8-1 record on the line against the visiting 7-2 Detriot Lions. The two-point betting line indicates that the Cardinals would be the underdogs on a neutral field, even though they have one more victory than Detroit. Drew Stanton is set to make his fourth start of the season, taking over for the injured Carson Palmer.
The Oakland Raiders might continue to be the biggest underdogs of each week, until they get their first victory. They are the only team getting double-digit points, as they visit San Diego to face the Chargers, who have lost three straight games.
The Seattle Seahawks - Kansas City Chiefs matchup is tied for the smallest point spread on the schedule in a battle of 6-3 teams. The Chiefs are 1.5-point favorites at home, though the Seahawks are favored at some online sports books.
The “Thursday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” games feature point spreads of five points and 5.5 points, respectively. Eight of the 14 betting lines are more than a field goal.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 11 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Buffalo Bills (+5) at Miami Dolphins, 42
Houston Texans (+3) at Cleveland Browns, 42.5
Minnesota Vikings (+3) at Chicago Bears, 47
Philadelphia Eagles (+5.5) at Green Bay Packers, 56.5
Seattle Seahawks (+1.5) at Kansas City Chiefs, 42.5
Atlanta Falcons (+1.5) at Carolina Panthers, 46
Cincinnati Bengals (+7) at New Orleans Saints, 50.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+7) at Washington Redskins, 45
Denver Broncos (-9.5) at St. Louis Rams, 51
San Francisco 49ers (-4.5) at New York Giants, 43.5
Oakland Raiders (+10) at San Diego Chargers, 44.5
Detroit Lions (+2) at Arizona Cardinals, 41.5
New England Patriots (+3) at Indianapolis Colts, 57.5
Pittsburgh Steelers (-5.5) at Tennessee Titans, 47