PFF Week: Out West, Week 11
It’s your last chance to get caught up on the happenings at PFF before the next slate of games is upon us and our new ‘PFF Week’ posts provide quick access to the week that was. The ‘Out West’ edition covers all things pertaining to the AFC and NFC West divisions for a one-stop Saturday shop built to keep you in the loop and on top of your football-watching game.
Finally, we arrive at maybe the most anticipated game of the 2013 season as the Kansas City Chiefs bring their unblemished record to the stadium formerly known as Mile High to take on the 8-1 Denver Broncos. That game overshadows a second great matchup as the 49ers take on the Saints. Every West team still has at least a puncher’s chance at the playoffs and some are already fighting for playoff seeding and home-field advantage.
Week 10 Wrap
Last week featured a number of tough games for the West teams in action and they came out a combined 4-3 with the best wins being the Rams’ unexpected blowout of the Colts and the Cardinals holding serve at home with a win over the Case Keenum-led Texans. A number of West team stars are featured in our ReFocused articles such as Colin Kaepernick and his struggles as well as a potential breakout game from Rams’ rookie Tavon Austin.
Arizona’s Justin Bethel earns the best grade in The Third Phase for the third time this year. Sam Monson devotes this week’s Analysis Notebook to Patrick Peterson’s great work against Andre Johnson last week. A West team appears atop each of our experts’ Power Rankings for Week 10. 32 Observations focuses on each NFL team’s quarterback.
The updated Pro Bowl Cheat Sheet was littered with players from the West that should get some votes and a the Race for Rookie of the Year highlighted a handful of the West’s youngsters. Check out the Team of Week 10 and the Had a Bad Day Team to see who qualified at either end of the spectrum based on their play in Week 10.
Looking Ahead to Week 11
Week 11 features a potential game of the year candidate between the Chiefs and Broncos in Denver, Percy Harvin’s return to face his former Vikings’ squad, and two teams fighting for playoff position in the NFC in San Francisco and New Orleans. How the opposing teams cover star offensive skill players like Jimmy Graham, Andre Johnson, and Keenan Allen will go a long way in deciding the victor in each of these contests.
In PFF Pick’em: Week 11, our experts like Arizona, Seattle, and Denver as unanimous picks to win.
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