Thoughts going into Week 11 of the NFL
By Outer Banks Voice on November 20, 2020
By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Dalvin Cook. (Photo credit: KamNedd/Minnesota Vikings)
- Vikings could make a playoff run. After starting 1-5, the Vikings are now 4-5 and have the hottest player in the game in Dalvin Cook, whose 954 rushing yards leads the NFL. They have other solid offensive weapons like Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, who have combined for 1,285 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. I think the Vikes will go 5-2 in the stretch run, which gets them to 9-7.
Seattle Seahawks (Photo credit: Rod Mar/Seatle Seahawks)
- The Seahawks control their fate in their division. The Seahawks had a solid win over the Cardinals on Thursday night to take charge of the highly competitive NFC West. But the even better news for Seattle fans is their remaining schedule, which includes games against the Eagles, Giants, Jets, Washington and the 49ers.
Taysom Hill (Photo credit: New Orleans Saints)
- Taysom Hill!!! I have absolutely no idea why the Saints would start Taysom instead of Jameis Winston at QB for the ailing Drew Brees. Yes, Winston is turnover prone, but he’s an experienced QB with real arm talent. Hill, who is still a novelty act in this league, has never started a game at QB and is 30 years old.
(Photo credit: New York Giants)
- Could the Giants win the NFC Least? Last week the Giants beat the favored Eagles 27-17 and the previous time they met, the Giants were an Evan Engram drop away from winning that game too. So can the Giants win the division, even without their best player, Saquon Barkley? Who knows who’s going to win that division? But at this point, why not?
JamesRobinson. (Photo credit Todd Rosenberg/Jacksonville Jaguars)
- Give James Robinson some respect. When it comes to Offensive Rookie of the Year talk, a lot of people mention Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. But how about James Robinson, an undrafted running back out of Illinois State who plays for the lowly Jaguars? He has 689 rush yards so far this year, the most by any rookie — including Edwards-Helaire.