Sam Darnold and the Jets are one of several road underdogs that you may want to take a look at this week
The house made out quite well last week in the NFL given the number of downright shocking upsets that transpired. Could the trend continue into Week 11 or will the favorites come roaring back with a vengeance?
Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Here are this week's best NFL picks against the spread:
New York Jets (2-7) at Washington Redskins (1-8), 1 p.m.
The Jets won the battle of awful New York teams last week and now turn their sights to another very bad NFC East squad in Washington. The Redskins are coming off a bye, which means they'll have had time to build a game plan around rookie QB Dwayne Haskins and is one reason why they're the slight favorite at home. Still, the team is in disarray and has a lackluster defense that New York lines up well against to the point where the Jets can get a win in front of plenty of fans at FedEx who took the Acela down. The Pick: Jets +1.5
New Orleans Saints (7-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6), 1 p.m.
The Saints suffered the most shocking loss of the season when they were blasted by Atlanta at home last week. Sean Payton couldn't have been happy with the performance and as a result, will likely get a very motivated squad to go on the road with. The Bucs' secondary was shredded by rookie Kyler Murray last week and appears even worse on paper when they'll face their division rival on Sunday so expect the much better team to win by more than a touchdown in this one. The Pick: Saints -5
Denver Broncos (3-6) at Minnesota Vikings (7-3), 1 p.m.
Kirk Cousins won over a lot of folks with his play in recent weeks and there's no question that the Vikings are on a very nice roll coming off that big win in Dallas. If there's anybody who knows how to shut them down though, it's former division rival Vic Fangio. The Broncos head coach is coming off a bye and should have a fresh team ready to keep things much closer than expected in a game that should breeze by given the amount of rushing attempts both sides will have in this one. The Pick: Broncos +10.5
Arizona Cardinals (3-6) at San Francisco 49ers (8-1), 4:05 p.m.
The 49ers got beat up on Monday night by one division rival and they'll need to turn things around quickly because this isn't the same Arizona squad we saw start the season out. While Kyle Shanahan's crew would love to vent some frustrations, Kyler Murray has been electric in recent weeks and should be able to move the ball enough to keep things closer than expected in a matter not unlike these two teams' last meeting, which was just two weeks ago. The Pick: Cardinals +14
Last Week: 1-3
— Written by Bryan Fischer, an award-winning college football columnist and member of the Athlon Contributor Network. You can follow him from coast-to-coast on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at @BryanDFischer.