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Week 11 NFL Picks: Half of APC picks Packers, half picks Vikings

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It's a straight split down the middle as we pick this week's game in Minneapolis.

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On this Week 11 Thursday, Green Bay Packers fans find their team facing an identity crisis on offense with the league's top scoring defense awaiting them on Sunday afternoon. Can the Packers rebound from three straight losses and get a huge divisional win on the road in Minnesota? Or will the Vikings' defense continue to harass Aaron Rodgers and his receivers and prevent Green Bay from moving the ball with any continuity?

APC's answer to that question appears to be split this week. Of the eight writers on board for this week's picks, four of us are predicting a Packers win while four expect Green Bay's losing streak to extend to four games.

Last year's week 12 game in Minnesota was a 24-21 Packers win, which was led in large part by a big day on the ground by Eddie Lacy. The big back ran the ball 25 times for 125 yards, consistently picking up first downs and running out the clock. Lacy will be relegated to second string duties this week behind James Starks, however.

Here are our picks for this week.

Week 11 Picks

Game Tex Jason Aron Brendan Kris Paul Adam VCF Consensus
TEN @ JAX TEN JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX
STL @ BAL STL STL BAL BAL STL STL STL BAL STL
WAS @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR*
DEN @ CHI DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN CHI DEN DEN
DAL @ MIA MIA DAL MIA DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
OAK @ DET OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK*
NYJ @ HOU HOU NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ
IND @ ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL IND ATL ATL ATL
TB @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI*
KC @ SD KC KC SD KC KC KC KC KC KC
GB @ MIN GB GB GB MIN MIN GB MIN MIN Tie
SF @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA*
CIN @ ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI*
BUF @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*

APC has a handful of unanimous selections this week, including the two remaining undefeated teams (Carolina and New England), plus the Raiders, Eagles, Seahawks, and Cardinals. Apparently it's a good week to have a bird mascot.

Standings and Week 10 Results

Author Week 10 Overall
Tex 6-8 96-50
Aron 5-9 90-56
VCF 3-11 90-36
Jason 3-11 88-58
Brendan 6-8 85-61
Kris 6-8 85-61
Adam 5-9 85-61
Paul 4-10 83-63
Consensus 3-10-1 89-54-3

As you can see, it was a brutal week for us at APC in week 10, with the best records coming in at 6-8. Sure, there were a bunch of upsets, but it was still bad nonetheless. We shall never speak of it again.

Make sure you get your predictions in for this week's Packers-Vikings game below.