The NFL schedule 2010 for Week 11 is the first one since Week 3 with no bye teams. Every squad has already rested for a Sunday, setting the stage for a seven week, non-stop run to the playoffs. The Bears already made a statement on Thursday, to show that their playoff chances are for real. In the rest of Week 11, the NFL schedule has even bigger statement games, as major rivalries between contenders are rekindled.
The Raiders and Steelers used to be contenders every year, and had one of the fiercest rivalries of the 70’s. Today, Oakland is finally showing signs of life at 5-4, and looks to continue their surprising run at Pittsburgh – which needs to quickly wash out last Sunday night’s loss.
The other 1 pm games on the NFL schedule 2010 Week 11 include Favre Bowl IV, as the 3-6 Vikings make their last stand against the Packers in Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Texans try to recover from their Hail Mary loss against the Jaguars, although the Jets are waiting for them. As for Jacksonville, they hope for an easier time with Cleveland.
The Cowboys finally have momentum after throttling the Giants, and look to keep it up against the Lions. The Bills are no longer winless, and now look for two wins in a row at Cincinnati. The Ravens try not to trip up at Carolina, while the Chiefs host the Cardinals, and the reeling Redskins visit the Titans.
The 4 pm games on the NFL schedule 2010 Week 11 have one obvious highlight. The latest round of the Colts-Patriots rivalry takes place in Foxboro – but which Patriots team will show up? If the one that was destroyed by Cleveland appears, Peyton Manning will breeze through. Yet if the version that thumped the Steelers shows up, Tom Brady will have a field day.
While the Colts and Patriots clash, there will be other games taking place. The three NFC South leaders will look to keep pace with each other, as the Falcons visit the Rams, the Buccaneers travel to San Francisco, and the Saints host the Seahawks.
Last week’s NFL schedule 2010 ended with a prime time showcase for the Eagles. In Week 11, the Eagles hope for the same luck on a Sunday night, as they can take the NFC East lead over the Giants. Since the Giants couldn’t stop Jon Kitna last week, stopping Michael Vick would appear to be less likely.
The first Sunday after the bye weeks will be most revealing for several teams, as the playoff chase begins in earnest. For many contenders, they can prove themselves against familar foes that are trying to catch them.
NFL.com- “Regular Season 2010”