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The rugged AFC North is the only division with four winning teams and they’re playing each other in Week 11.

It starts with Bengals-Ravens on Thursday night.

Both teams are frustrated following tough losses. The Ravens (7-3) need a win to stay in first place. The Bengals (5-4) can’t afford another loss to remain in contention for the division crown with the Steelers and Browns both at 6-3. They had the same record through nine games in each of the past two seasons and ended up winning the North.

Lamar Jackson had an excellent game against the Bengals in Week 2 when he led the Ravens to a 27-24 road win. But Joe Burrow was still dealing with a calf injury back then.

He’s healthy now and led the Bengals to four straight wins, including impressive victories against Seattle, San Francisco and Buffalo, before losing to Houston.

The Ravens are 3½-point favourites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Pro Picks senses an upset.

BENGALS, 27-26

Dallas at Carolina

Line: Cowboys minus 10½

The Cowboys (6-3) have dominated bad teams except for a loss to the Cardinals. It’ll be difficult for the lowly Panthers (1-8) to stay in this game.


Philadelphia at Kansas City

Line: KC minus 2½

A Super Bowl rematch featuring the top two seeds in the NFL. Both the Eagles (8-1) and KC (7-2) were off in Week 10. KC coach Andy Reid is 29-4 after a bye, including playoffs and his 14 seasons in Philadelphia. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles aim to avenge a 38-35 loss to two-time NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl. They’ve been the league’s most consistent team despite not playing to their standard. Kansas City are winning mostly because of a dominant defence while waiting for Mahomes and the offence to get on track.


Los Angeles Chargers at Green Bay

Line: Chargers minus 3

The Chargers (4-5) can score points behind Justin Herbert but they have the league’s second-worst defence. That shouldn’t be a problem against Jordan Love and the Packers (3-6).


Tennessee at Jacksonville

Line: Jaguars minus 7

The AFC South-leading Jaguars (6-3) need to rebound after a humbling loss. The Titans (3-6) haven’t won on the road since Nov. 17, 2022.

JAGUARS, 23-19

Las Vegas at Miami

Line: Dolphins minus 12½

The Raiders are 2-0 under interim coach Antonio Pierce, but they beat two New York City-based teams with dismal offences. Now they have to face Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and the NFL’s No. 1 offence. The Dolphins (6-3) haven’t defeated a team with a winning record but the Raiders (5-5) aren’t there yet.


Arizona at Houston

Line: Texans minus 4½

C.J. Stroud and first-year coach DeMeco Ryans have turned the Texans (5-4) into a playoff contender. Kyler Murray sparked the Cardinals (2-8) in his return and having him on the field could spoil Arizona’s chances of getting the No. 1 overall pick and landing his replacement.

TEXANS, 26-23

Pittsburgh at Cleveland

Line: Steelers minus 1½

Rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will make his second career start for the Browns (6-3) after Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending injury. The Steelers (6-3) beat Cleveland in Week 2 and have an easier path to victory now with Watson out.


New York Giants at Washington

Line: Commanders minus 9½

After two straight embarrassing losses, the Giants (2-8) face a team they actually beat in Week 7. But New York is down to third-string QB Tommy DeVito. Sam Howell and the Commanders (4-6) have played eight games within one score.


Chicago at Detroit

Line: Lions minus 8½

Detroit (7-2) can move the ball at will on the ground or in the air. If the defence steps up, the Lions are a Super Bowl contender. The Bears (3-7) will have a tough time keeping pace.

LIONS, 30-20

Tampa Bay at San Francisco

Line: 49ers minus 11½

The 49ers (6-3) are back on track after ending a three-game losing skid with a convincing win at Jacksonville. The Buccaneers (4-5) are only in the mix because they play in the weak NFC South.

49ERS, 31-20

New York Jets at Buffalo

Line: Bills minus 7

The struggling Bills (5-5) hope a new offensive co-ordinator gets Josh Allen and the offence going. The Jets (4-5) can’t score with Zach Wilson under centre.

BILLS, 22-13

Seattle at Los Angeles Rams

Line: Seahawks minus 1

Matthew Stafford is expected to start for the Rams (3-6) after missing a game with a thumb injury. The Seahawks (6-3) lost at home to LA in Week 1 and can’t afford a slip-up if they want to stay in contention for the NFC West.


Minnesota at Denver

Line: Broncos minus 2½

Joshua Dobbs has kept the Vikings (6-4) rolling despite the loss of Kirk Cousins. Minnesota might even get star WR Justin Jefferson back. The Broncos (4-5) can get to .500 after winning three in a row, including upsets over the Chiefs and Bills. But they’ve got a short week after playing Monday night in Buffalo.

BRONCOS, 23-21

Last week: Straight up: 6-8. Against spread: 6-7-1

Overall: Straight up: 95-55. Against spread: 82-62-6.

Best bet: Straight up: 7-3. Against spread: 4-5-1.

Upset special: Straight up: 6-4. Against spread: 7-3.

Thursday: Straight up: 8-2. Against spread: 8-1-1.

Monday: Straight up: 7-5. Against spread: 8-3-1.

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