Most Surprising NFL Teams of Week 11 (2019)As we enter into the midst of November the playoff picture begins to take shape. Some teams are still desperately trying to make their case while others are trying to hang on. Nonetheless the games are getting more and more important. What did the football gods have in store this week?
The Top Ten
Vikings I’m surprised that you actually managed to come back. Turns out that Kirk Cousins can make some big plays but how do you almost lose that game? Way to play hideously down to your competition. Thankfully you woke up in the second half but seriously that first half.. yikes
Houston what the hell was that? I know that the Ravens are good but still couldn’t you have at least made it competitive? What should have been game of the week was instead a Texans massacre. Deshaun Watson looked awful most of the game as Lamar Jackson dominated this one
Congratulations on your second straight win. See what happens when you play up to your potential? Too bad it’s too late to make a difference now. Turns out that your defense was overwhelming for the Panthers offense. Guys I hate to rain on your parade but that’s not how you tank. You’re doing it backwards. You might have just sacrificed a top 10 pick. You’re So pathetic you can’t even tank right
The Ravens just proved they are legit. They harassed Deshaun Watson all game long holding the Texans to just a touchdown meanwhile Lamar Jackson continues building his MVP case in dominant fashion
Denver you were so close to pulling off a monumental upset. You were even up 20-0 at halftime. Only problem was you couldn’t secure the win as Minnesota completely exposed you guys. Unfortunately games aren’t 30 minutes long in this league boys. Phillip Lindsay and Courtland Sutton had good games but they can only carry you so far. Have a participation award as a consultation prize
Um Panthers what was that? I’m assuming you are still trying to make the playoffs right? Then what was that performance? Kyle Allen looked awful with 4 interceptions and getting sacked 5 times. You’ve now lost 3 of your last 4 games and have a tough schedule remaining. Good luck guys. May the odds be ever in your favor. At least you have Christian McCaffery but that’s it. Maybe hold the phone on giving up Cam Newton
Browns earn a spot not for the game itself but what happened at the end of it. Cleveland wasn’t great but they were able to handle the Steelers. However Myles Garrett didn’t think being up by 14 with less than 30 seconds was enough. He decided to go lower than Vontaze Burfict and hit Steelers Quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet after ripping it off. Yes we got a brawl that will last in football history for years to come. Sure you can argue that Rudolph started it but still Garrett went too far. As a result he got suspended and not just that but suspended indefinitely. Browns won but at what cost?
The Niners have hit a bit of a brick wall as of late. Lost to Seattle and had to rely on Jimmy Garappalo to bail them out of a potential upset alert. I wanna say San Fran is legit but that game was pretty underwhelming. The Cardinals are not good and you almost lost to them? That’s not a good sign guys
I’m surprised how well Kyler Murray is doing so far. The dude led the Cardinals into what could’ve been a big upset but instead they fell apart late in a game they needed to win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. This wasn’t Kylers fault in fact he was the one keeping them in the game to begin with
Steelers had a rough day at Cleveland both with the infamous brawl at the end of the game and with the on field product. Rudolph did his own Jamies Winston imitation with 4 interceptions and they also lost Juju Smith Schuster as well as James Connor. As soon as Pittsburgh got back in the playoff picture they just as quickly took themselves out of it.