2012 NFL Season Week 11: Looking at the Top Three Games

Here’s a look at the top three games for 2012 NFL Season Week 11

3. Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots 

At the beginning of the year, nobody expected this game to have any meaning considering the Colts were supposed to be going through a rebuilding phase after parting ways with Peyton Manning and replacing him with Andrew Luck. All of a sudden, this game could have playoff indications on the line as both teams have a 6-3 record heading in to Week 11.

Despite a struggling defense, the Patriots have averaged 37 points over the last three weeks and tend to play well at Foxboro. Luck’s first trip to New England may not be an easy one, but with the way the Colts have been playing lately–anything is possible.

2. Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Arguably one of the best rivals in football, it’s always fun to see the Ravens and Steelers square off against each other–even if Ben Roethlisberger won’t be able to play this time around. Pittsburgh has emerged as one of the hottest teams in football over the last couple of weeks as they enter Week 11 riding a four-game winning streak, but it should be interesting to see how they adjust to Byron Leftwich calling the shots under center.

1. Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

Even without Jay Cutler in the lineup, Monday’s game between the Bears and 49ers contains two of the top defenses the league has to offer and will play a big role in the playoff standings heading into Week 12. Chicago arguably has the best defense in the NFL this year and it should be interesting to see if they can shutdown San Francisco’s No. 1 ranked ground game that averages 170.2 yards per game.