2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 11

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 14: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 14: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
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Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)

Sunday, November 21, 4:05PM ET

It’s time for the Cincinnati Bengals to right the ship. They’re coming off a bye week after two straight losses to beatable opponents. They looked like a legitimate contender in the AFC at one point, so why can’t they return to form in Week 11 against a reeling Las Vegas Raiders squad?

Joe Burrow is still one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and he’s got plenty of exciting weapons to work with. And prior to their slump, the Cincinnati defense was looking like one of the better units in the league. If the Bengals can get things going on offense, they could easily outperform the Raiders.

That’s not to say Derek Carr and his gaggle of playmakers aren’t capable of scoring in bunches. However, they’ve stumbled as of late and are coming off an embarrassing effort against a woeful Kansas City defense. If they can’t score against the Chiefs, there’s little hope for them against the Bengals.

Cincinnati bounces back in a big way, handing the Raiders their second blowout loss in as many weeks. Burrow has a big day, and even Joe Mixon gets going on the ground for over 100 yards. The Bengals are suddenly back in the conversion among top AFC threats.

Prediction: Bengals win 37-20 | Spread: Bengals (-1)