The NFL season is now into Week 11 with some great games to watch this week and there are a couple of games that could be potential playoff previews.
One of the best games in action has the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on the road against the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs have a great defense and that’s one reason why they’ve yet to lose a game. Denver utilizes a terrific offense that leads the NFL in points and yards per game at 41.7 and 458.7 respectively. Peyton Manning is playing like an MVP once again and the winner of this game could have have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
Another promising game is the San Francisco 49ers against the New Orleans Saints. The 49ers are coming off a tough loss where they struggled to move the ball on offesne, but their defense was solid once again. The Saints have always had a great offense with QB Drew Brees leading the charge, but until this season the defense left more to be desired. They brought in defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and that seems to be difference with the team.
The other interesting game involves the New England Patriots taking on the Carolina Panthers. The offense for the Patriots is looking better each week and that has a lot to do with them having players healthy. Who thought the Panthers would look like a playoff team this late in the season? They’re on a five-game winning streak and this is mostly because their defense is allowing just 12.8 points per game. This could be the team no one wants to play when the playoffs start.
One match up to watch is how will Green Bay Packers QB Scott Tolzien play in first career NFL start as he faces the New York Giants. The Giants have a better than average defense with them allowing 329.7 yards per game. The Packers need Tolzien to play well until you know some guy called Aaron Rodgers is healthy, I hear he’s pretty good.
Another good match up will be the Seattle Seahawks defense taking on the Minnesota Vikings. The Seahawks are only giving up 289 yards per game and expect Minnesota to have problems moving the football in this game. The Vikings have averaged just 315.7 yards on offense per game this season.
The other match up to watch is can the Detroit Lions have success in passing the ball against a good Pittsburgh Steelers secondary. Pittsburgh is fourth in the NFL by allowing just 201.3 passing yards per game, and Detroit is third with them averaging 306.9 passing yards per game.