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NFL Week 11 Preview: A Clash of Titans and Surging Streaks


WEEK 11 OF THE NFL KICKS OFF THURSDAY NIGHT WITH BENGALS AND RAVENS. Photo: NFL
WEEK 11 OF THE NFL KICKS OFF THURSDAY NIGHT WITH BENGALS AND RAVENS. Photo: NFL

Fantastic finishes are synonymous with the National Football League. Week 10 delivered an unprecedented spectacle with six teams—Arizona, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, and Seattle—converting walk-off field goals. As the NFL braces for Week 11, the anticipation is heightened with a Super Bowl rematch that promises to be a spectacle.


Philadelphia (8-1) at Kansas City (7-2) on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC)

This matchup between the Eagles and Chiefs carries a Super Bowl-level storyline. Philadelphia and Kansas City boast the best records in their respective conferences this season and have dominated the league for the past two calendar years. Since December 1, 2021, including the postseason, Philadelphia (26-5, .839) boasts the NFL's best record, while Kansas City (26-6, .813) is second.


Adding to the intrigue, Kansas City's head coach Andy Reid faces Philadelphia, where he achieved unprecedented success as the Eagles' head coach from 1999-2012. Reid holds the franchise record for most wins in Philadelphia and, since joining the Chiefs in 2013, has continued his winning ways.


On the opposite sideline, Eagles' head coach Nick Sirianni, with a remarkable record of 33-14 (.702) since taking charge in 2021, is the second-best in the league in that span, behind only Reid.


Monday's clash marks just the ninth rematch of teams that competed in the previous season's Super Bowl, and the stakes are high. The team that won the prior Super Bowl has triumphed in the last four rematches, with six teams advancing to play in the next Super Bowl.


In a rare occurrence, quarterbacks in their primes—Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts—meet in this Super Bowl rematch. Mahomes has won each of their first two encounters, including Super Bowl LVII. Jalen Hurts, with a record of 31-12 (.721) since 1998, stands among the NFL's elite quarterbacks.


But before the spotlight shines on this Monday night showdown, the NFL is set for a thrilling Week 11 with intriguing matchups across the league.


The Starting 11 entering Week 11…

  1. SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE: The AFC North, a legitimate four-team race, features all four teams playing division games in Week 11. This division could potentially secure four playoff spots, a feat never accomplished before the NFL expanded the postseason in 2021.

  2. NUMBER OF THE WEEK – 218: Geno Stone, selected by Baltimore in the 2020 NFL Draft, leads the league with six interceptions. Baltimore (7-3) faces Cincinnati (5-4) on Thursday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, Prime Video).

  3. CEEDEE LEADING DALLAS TO TDs: Dallas Cowboys (6-3) and their dynamic receiver CeeDee Lamb, who has set a historic record with at least 10 receptions and 150 receiving yards in three consecutive games.

  4. SPOTLIGHT – INDIVIDUAL MATCHUP: Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon faces Rams wide receiver Puka Nacua in a clash of standout rookies.

  5. SPOTLIGHT – TEAM MATCHUP: NFC North battle between Chicago (3-7) and Detroit (7-2) featuring teams excelling in both rushing offense and rushing defense.

  6. STREAK SPEAK: Minnesota Vikings (6-4) carry the league's longest active winning streak (five) into a Sunday Night Football matchup against the surging Denver Broncos (4-5).

  7. DID YOU KNOW?: San Francisco 49ers' Christian McCaffrey leads the NFL in rushing yards and could achieve the rare feat of leading in both rushing and receiving yards for an entire season.

  8. UNDER-THE-RADAR STORYLINE: Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) head to Cleveland (6-3) with an impressive record in one-score games (6-0) and a nine-game winning streak in such matchups.

  9. TREND TIME: The New York Jets (4-5) boast a formidable defense, allowing just a 76.2 passer rating, the fourth-lowest in the league.

  10. NEXT-GEN STAT OF THE WEEK: Las Vegas wide receiver Davante Adams accounted for 87.0 percent of the Raiders' total team air yards in last week's game, marking the sixth-highest share of air yards since 2016.

  11. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: A clash between two top draft picks—Kyler Murray (Arizona, 2-8) and C.J. Stroud (Houston, 5-4)—adds another layer of excitement to Week 11 as they face off on Sunday at NRG Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS).











This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a new writer on the MTMV Sports platform. I am a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, dog mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow my writings as I dive into the latest sports news! You can find me on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.


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