Week 11 of the 2018 NFL regular season is here. You might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner.
Most of you have your favorite teams and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties regarding what to watch, we’ve ranked all 13 games on the schedule from most appealing to least enticing.
1. Chiefs at Rams (Monday night, ESPN): Don’t think this one requires much explanation. The best and most exciting team in the AFC against the best and most exciting team in the NFC. Game of the year (which will now be played in Los Angeles instead of Mexico City).
2. Vikings at Bears (Sunday night, NBC): Both teams are a lot of fun, and they’re neck-and-neck in the NFC North. This could have huge playoff implications, and it’s likely to be close in Chicago.
3. Packers at Seahawks (Thursday night, FOX/NFLN): The loser is probably toast, which makes this likely-close-game pretty damn compelling. Future Hall of Fame quarterbacks who are suddenly supported well by strong running games? Should be fun.
4. Titans at Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): The winner will be considered a playoff contender, especially if it’s suddenly-hot Tennessee. This is a good old rivalry and a nice quarterback matchup, and it’s time we give both of these teams more of our attention.
5. Eagles at Saints (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): This one loses a few points because a blowout is possible, but it’s still the defending champions in desperation mode against the league’s hottest team. And it’s still Carson Wentz vs. Drew Brees.
6. Broncos at Chargers (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): It’s time to start paying more attention to the 7-2 Chargers and their MVP candidate quarterback. This is a good opportunity, because the Broncos have talent and they usually play division rivals close.
7. Cowboys at Falcons (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Another good desperation game between two teams with plenty of high-profile stars. Worth prioritizing if Dallas keeps it close.
8. Panthers at Lions (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Someone will bounce back, and whoever does will be alive. The loser will be in big trouble. Those stakes are fun, as is this quarterback battle. And this should be close in Detroit.
9. Steelers at Jaguars (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): This game looked golden in August, but Jacksonville looks like toast and the Steelers are rolling. The blowout potential is high, but this is worth monitoring in case the desperate Jags hang around at home.
10. Texans at Redskins (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): This should be close, and it’s a battle between two first-place teams. But it will likely also be pretty low-scoring and isn’t exactly a sexy matchup.
11. Bengals at Ravens (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): I mean, the winner will have a decent shot at a wild-card spot, but does anyone really think either team is going anywhere? This game is kind of a sad reminder that a once-fun rivalry has lost its luster.
12. Buccaneers at Giants (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): There could be some fireworks here, but it’s just not worth your attention during the busy early time slot.
13. Raiders at Cardinals (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): Oakland has been defeated by 14 or more points in five consecutive games — something that hadn’t happened in five years. Forget this.