We’re officially entering the final stretch of the 2022 NFL season. Check out our NFL teams bold predictions for week 11.
Detroit Lions will beat the New York Giants
The New York Giants have had a dream season thus far with their record being 7-2 and primed to make the playoffs. All the numbers point to a win for the the Giants, but the Lions aren’t the typical 3-6 team as they have lost six games by a touchdown or less. The key for the Lions will be running the ball effectively for majority of the game. New York has the 24th rushing defense this season, so the game plan for Detroit will be to run the ball and limit possessions for the Giants. D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams will have to put pressure on the defense to stop the run. This game will be close, but the Lions will outlast the Giants by no more than seven points.
Justin Fields will have four total touchdowns for the third straight game
In a redraft of the 2021 NFL Mock Draft, Justin Fields may be the first player drafted to Jacksonville Jaguars. Fields can beat defenses by running and throwing the ball which makes him a matchup nightmare. New offensive coordinator Luke Getsy has incorporated RPO’s, read options, play action, and roll out passes to help put Fields in a comfortable position to succeed.
This week the Chicago Bears play against the 31st ranked defense in the Atlanta Falcons. The Bears signal caller will beat the defense in a plethora of ways as he’s been playing like a top five quarterback. Fields will have multiple rushing and passing touchdowns this Sunday in a revenge homecoming game. Atlanta had the opportunity to draft Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft, but decided to select Kyle Pitts with fourth overall selection.
The Indianapolis Colts Will Beat The Philadelphia Eagles
After the Indianapolis Colts’ win last week against the Las Vegas Raiders, many people were quick to give credit to Jeff Saturday in his head coaching debut. However, last week was also the first time we were able to see Jonathan Taylor fully healthy rushing for nearly 150 yards and a touchdown.
The Colts success has always relied on the production as well as the health of Jonathan Taylor. This trend would need to continue into this game. The Eagles are a middle of the pack team against the run, but they struggle against running backs in the red zone, ranking 25th in the league. They average just about a rushing touchdown in this game but for the Colts to win, Taylor would need to punch in more than one and I think that’s what we see on Sunday. The Eagles undefeated record is over and now we might see them fall back to reality and we’ll see if that continues if they lose to the Colts.
The Los Angeles Chargers Will Beat The Kansas City Chiefs
Last week, one of my bold predictions was that the Los Angeles Chargers would beat the San Francisco 49ers, but there were a few things that slipped my mind in the prediction. This game against the Kansas City Chiefs matters much more to the Chargers than an out of conference prime time game against the 49ers. Besides being divisional, this is the second meeting of the regular season with the first being a 27-24 Chiefs win.
This is where the Chargers finally get their revenge. Both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen have logged full practices this week and are trending towards playing Sunday night. Even without a full snap count, having these bodies on the field gives Justin Herbert more options than peppering Austin Ekeler. This game will be incredibly competitive and I think the Chargers come out on top.
Chiefs Blow Out Chargers in Primetime
The Chargers and Chiefs are divisional foes and this game should theoretically be close the whole way. Mahomes vs Herbert always makes for a fun treat, but there’s a different feeling in Los Angeles this year. Their defense is nowhere near the preseason expectations and Herbert has looked extremely raw at times this season. With the way the Chiefs offense has been rolling, I would not be surprised to see this one turn to a blow out before it has a chance to get started.