NFL Odds: Early lines as quarterback chaos plagues teams in Week 11
Week 11 of the NFL season could prove to be one of the more interesting cards of the year, with several uncertainties surrounding the quarterback position. Oddsmakers have their work cut out for them this week as they look to duplicate the success that they had in Week 10 in taking the public to the cleaners.
Four games on this week’s card will see teams start quarterbacks who did not start for them the week before.
Tony Romo is expected to return for the Cowboys as they head to Miami to battle the Dolphins. This game is listed as a betting pick'em at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, and the Dolphins will look to avoid a letdown as they’re just 1-6 straight up in their last seven games after a win.
Meanwhile, the Eagles turn to Mark Sanchez under center as Sam Bradford is out for at least a week with a concussion and shoulder issue. Nevertheless, early in the week the Eagles are pegged as 6.5-point favorites over the Bucs.
[tile:11256501 Brock Osweiler will get his first NFL start as he replaces an injured Peyton Manning for the Broncos as Denver is listed as a 1.5-point favorite in Chicago, while the Rams have benched Nick Foles in favor of Case Keenum for their matchup in Baltimore in another pick'em game.
The primetime slate features three decent matchups, and gets started with the Jaguars hosting the Titans on Thursday Night Football. The Jags are listed as 3-point favorites despite going just 6-14 straight up in their last 20 games at home.
Sunday Night Football showcases two of the NFL’s best teams as the Cardinals host the visiting Bengals as opening 2.5-point favorites. It’s important to note that the visiting team is just 1-7 straight up and 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games in this matchup according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
In some other interesting matchups, the Panthers are laying seven points at home to the Redskins, the Lions and Raiders opened as a pick’em in Detroit, the Chiefs are laying three on the road in San Diego, and Minnesota is a small 1-point favorite at home to the struggling Packers.