Scout.com Week 11 NFL Picks

Former pro scout Tom Marino takes a look at the lineup of NFL games for Week 11 and makes his picks. Check out his predictions and then talk about them on your favorite team's fan forum!

NFL Week 11 Picks
Last Week: 8-6   Season: 90-54
The Falcons have won two straight, but if the Bucs can maintain some semblance of health the rest of the way, I like their playoff chances.
Pick:  Buccaneers
The Browns appear to have far too much offensive punch for the fast-fading Ravens, but this one is going to be closer than most people expect.
Pick: Browns
The Giants can rush the QB, while the Lions have had some protection issues. Look for Detroit to use a lot of three-step and play-action passes. 
Pick: Lions
Even with a suspect victory at home versus the lowly Dolphins, the Eagles' remaining schedule does not bode well for a serious playoff run.
Pick: Eagles
Over the last six weeks, the 2007 Raiders haven't looked much better then the '06 version.  But the Vikings don't have a lot of offensive weapons.
Pick: Vikings
Which Chargers club is going to show up this week in Jacksonville? The Jags hope the return of David Garrard will give the offense some needed balance.
Pick: Jaguars
The injury-riddled Colts have to believe a victory over KC is essential if they are to hold off the Steelers for a first-round playoff bye.
Pick: Colts
If the inconsistent Bengals actually show up, they are more than capable of beating a Cardinals club that has a chance of contending for a playoff spot.
Pick: Bengals
Given their QB situation, it's hard to see Carolina winning many more games. Journeyman RB Grant has stepped it up last three weeks
Pick: Packers
After a very disappointing loss at home to the Rams, the Saints find themselves in a must-win situation on the road versus the Texans. I like their chances.
Pick: Saints
The Steelers appear to be in midseason form while the struggling Jets are just looking for a victory. Don't look for it to happen versus Pittsburgh.
Pick: Steelers
It's crunch time for the inconsistent division-leading Seahawks. With the Cardinals just a game back, a win over the defending NFC Champs is essential.
Pick: Seahawks
The 49ers are in total disarray, and despite their head-to-head record vs. the Rams and homefield advantage, look for the Rams to make it two straight.
Pick: Rams
This one's critical to the Redskins' playoff chances, but I just don't think they have the offensive firepower to match up against their longtime rivals.
Pick: Cowboys
Interesting matchup, but don't look for Rocky Balboa to shock the world Sunday night. If Losman doesn't kick it up a notch, this one could get out of control.
Pick: Patriots
In a matchup of second-year QBs, look for Jay Cutler and his Broncos to prevail over a disappointing Vince Young and the Titans.
Pick: Broncos

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