By News Team
18th November 2021
Week 11 of this NFL season features an epic matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs in what should be a high-scoring contest.
We’ve previewed this and two other key games below.
Dallas Cowboys @ Kansas City Chiefs
The Cowboys and Chiefs saw their offense explode into life in Week 10, with Dallas enjoying a rout of Atlanta and Kansas City crushing Las Vegas.
Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes are seemingly back to their elite statuses after a few hiccups, so this game could be a classic throw-for-all free-for-all.
Both QBs like aiming downfield for big plays, but they have also proved to be just as happy grinding with long drives leaning a little more on the run.
Mahomes went into last week’s win in Las Vegas with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as the Chiefs offense stuttered. He came out of it with five touchdowns, zero turnovers and a whole lot of confidence.
Kansas City’s defense is lifted by home field to make a few more plays than Dallas, while the matchups for Mahomes’ primary weapons are a little better for those of Prescott.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ LA Chargers
The Steelers have been getting by but little more. They probably should have lost against a cheated Chicago team, and then threw away the win when only drawing with Detroit last time out.
Not only that but they suffered two key defensive injuries against the Lions, and you can be sure Chargers’ QB Justin Herbert will be licking his lips at the thought of destroying the Steelers defence with a vibrant passing game.
After all, rookie QB Justin Fields did just that in Week 9 and Pittsburgh look vulnerable through the air.
Between Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the Steelers have tough matchups across the board and Herbert has the tools to deliver.
Should Ben Roethlisberger return, he would be set to face a tough pass defence, likely without key wide receiver Chase Claypool again.
Brilliant rookie running back Najee Harris is rock solid, but he alone won’t be enough to carry the Steelers offense.
New York Giants @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s time for the Buccaneers to right the ship in prime time after two straight tough road losses against the Saints and Washington.
Tom Brady rarely has two bad games in a row, and he doesn’t have three when his team needs him most as the injuries threaten to derail their title defence.
The Giants have shocked the Saints and Raiders in recent times, but things may not be as straightforward when facing a Brady bunch determined to get back on track.
The Bucs have been perfect in Tampa since Super Bowl 55 and although New York’s defence has had its moments, they surely won’t be good enough to stop an angry Brady with home advantage.