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NFL Week 11 overreactions and reality checks: Are Cowboys a contender again? Are Vikings as good as record?

This week in the NFL certainly showed us a few things about the league. The Dallas Cowboys dismantled the Minnesota Vikings on the national stage while the Philadelphia Eagles improved on their NFC East lead with the New York Giants being handed a surprising loss to the Detroit Lions. 

The Sunday slate also featured a brutal loss by the New York Jets to the New England Patriots and another ugly win by the Baltimore Ravens. Despite all this, not much changed in the NFC or AFC playoff picture after Sunday’s games.

With the afternoon games completed, there were plenty of takeaways to go around, but which are truths and which are overreactions? Let’s break them down; in Week 11, there were more truths.

The Cowboys are the second best team in the NFC

Overreaction or reality: Reality

A 37-point victory over the Vikings should be enough to convince the NFL how good the Cowboys are. Minnesota came into this game with seven wins in a row and tied for the best record in the league. All Dallas did was hold the Vikings to three points in a game that was never close. 

Tony Pollard had a superstar performance (first player in Cowboys history with 50-plus rush yards, 100-plus receiving yards and two-plus receiving touchdowns in a game) while the defense held Minnesota to 183 yards, and 1 of 11 on third down. 

The Cowboys are a very good football team that had a hiccup against the Packers. They’re two games behind the Eagles in the NFC, but Dallas is showing why Philadelphia is the only team in the conference that has a leg up on them. 

A 40-3 final score over an 8-1 team on the road is enough proof. 

The Vikings aren’t as good as their record indicates

Overreaction or reality: Overreaction

A blowout loss to the Cowboys dropped the Vikings to 8-2 on the season. Minnesota is the first team in NFL history to have an 8-2 record or better after 10 games with a negative point differential (-2). Which…


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Author : Jeff Kerr

Publish date : 2022-11-21 02:10:08

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