The Falcoholic expert picks: Week 11

Kevin C. Cox

If the Falcons lose this weekend, they'll have the same record as the Bucs. That's what it's come to.

The Falcons have two wins this season. One of those came against the Buccaneers. Good news, everyone! They're playing the Bucs again.

Tampa Bay picked up its first victory of 2013 on Monday night against Miami, an upset that surprised most (at least everyone on this staff, because we all picked the Dolphins). It was necessarily a good game from Schiano's squad; they finished with 264 total yards. The Dolphins simply couldn't protect Ryan Tannehill or establish any sort of run game. Hey, this sort of sounds familiar.

This week's slate of game to choose from presented a few difficult decisions. The Panthers facing the Patriots on Monday night and the Chiefs going on the road to take on the Broncos will be two great matchups to watch. Here are our picks for Week 11.

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At least some of us still believe the Falcons can win. James and Alec are the nonbelievers, so shun them this time.

Roddy White is at least back in the mix, and he should be getting closer to full health soon, barring any setbacks. Sean Weatherspoon was activated yesterday. Injuries continue to plague Atlanta, but they still have enough in the tank to beat Tampa.

Everyone feels confident the Colts will win, despite seeing their debacle from Week 10. At least the Titans don't have Tavon Austin. Jake Locker is out, and Chris Johnson is still averaging 3.6 yards per carry. It might take another patented Andrew Luck comeback, but I think Indy bounces back.

The 49ers struggled to put anything together offensively against the Panthers. With the way the Saints are rolling lately, I don't see them losing at home.

Sunday night's game is the one everyone is waiting for. Are the Chiefs legit? I think they're vastly improved under Andy Reid, but we haven't seen them take on an elite team in 2013. Beating Oakland, Cleveland and Buffalo is nice, sure. Can they stop Peyton, though, even if he's less than 100 percent?

Monday night's matchup is just as intriguing. Writers and analysts are now taking the Panthers seriously, and unfortunately, I have to agree. This team is solid, and the defense is the backbone. I'm picking Tom Brady and the Patriots offense to snap their five-game win streak, but it's a close call.

What are your thoughts on Week 11?

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