There is perhaps no other professional sport where wins hold more value than in the NFL. After all, you only get 16 opportunities in the regular season to pick up those W’s, with double-digit victories usually good enough to get you close to the playoffs. There are a few teams closing in on that mark, but much more who know that they have a lot to do in the final weeks of the season if they want to be part of the postseason. We are going to break down a bunch of the upcoming games for Week 11 of NFL Betting Predictions, including pieces where we make picks ATS and O/U. For the purposes of this piece, let’s take a look at some of the games where we have what I believe to be sure SU winners.

Pittsburgh Steelers over Tennessee Titans

Given how the AFC North is going this season, the Steelers may not need much more than 2 or 3 more wins to lock things up. Strangely, enough, their Thursday night game in Week 11 comes against a team that has unwittingly helped them Pittsburgh the top of the division. The Tennessee Titans are coming into this game having won 3 in a row, with all of those victories coming against the other three teams in the AFC North. Those wins have helped Tennessee hit the top of the South, but they also win that was less than convincing. I think their run of wins against the AFC North ends on Thursday.

Kansas City Chiefs over New York Giants

It’s never a good idea to get too carried away when a team comes charging out of the gate at the start of the season. The Chiefs were that team this season and were at one time the only undefeated team left in the NFL. They have since lost 3 of their last 4 games and had the bye week come at what was probably a perfect time. They will have had the opportunity to rest up and prepare for the next game on the calendar, which is a very winnable game against the 1-8. New York Giants. The Giants look as though they have given up on this season, and quite possibly their coach, so look for the Chiefs to roll here.

Green Bay Packers over Baltimore Ravens

It was beginning to look as though the turning point for the Green Bay Packers this season was the loss of Aaron Rodgers, but I think it may actually have come last weekend. Backup QB Brett Hundley has struggled since taking over from Rodgers, but he finally picked up his first win with a victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 10, and you could almost sense the relief among the cheeseheads. I think that Green Bay can build on that win against a struggling Baltimore Ravens team this weekend. I like the Packers to win in a low-scoring affair.

New Orleans Saints over Washington Redskins

There comes a point when you need to put aside the past and start believing that a team may very well be for real. The New Orleans Saints are that team this season, as they are on a 7-game win streak that is showing no signs of slowing down. Drew Brees is no longer being asked to carry the whole load, as he now has a running game and defense that are playing their part in the success of the team. The Saints will have a chance to extend their streak with a win over the struggling Washington Redskins, and that is exactly what I think they will do.