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Our Week 11 picks

It's too early for Santa Claus to be coming to town (although you wouldn't know it based on all the T.V. commercials). 

But Michael Vick (pictured above) has been the NFL's version of Santa Claus, bringing all sorts of presents to fantasy owners and Eagles fans alike. Just last week, he was 20-for-28 for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for 80 yards and another two scores, in a 59-28 win in Washington.

Crazy to think this time two years ago he was in jail.

This week, the Giants try not to get coal in their stockings as they head to Philly for a matchup of 6-3 teams. The Eagles have beaten the G-Men in their last four regular-season meetings.

So who does our Newsday gang of elves like in that one? Philadelphia's own John Boell is staying true to his roots by going with the Eagles (-3). He's joined by everyone else except our venerable co-picks leader, Mr. Bob Glauber, who's actually coming off a lackluster 5-9 week that enabled me to tie him for the league lead at 74-66-6.

Kudos, Mr. G. Way to stay true to yourself by going with Big Blue. I hear Santa rewards solid citizens like you.

Anyway, here are our Week 11 picks, including best bets and season records. Next week, stay tuned for a special Turkey Day edition of the picks.

We both started this week 1-0 with the Bears' 16-0 win over Miami on Thursday night. Chicago was my best bet of the week.

(All picks are against the spread. And good news, all bye weeks have passed.)

Happy weekend everyone!


Bengals (-5.5) over Bills

Cowboys (-6.5) over Lions

Redskins (+7) over Titans

Chiefs (-8) over Cardinals

Packers (-3) over Vikings

Jets (-7) over Texans, best bet

Steelers (-7) over Raiders

Ravens (-10) over Panthers

Jaguars (-1.5) over Browns

Falcons (-3) over Rams

Saints (-11.5) over Seahawks

Bucs (+3) over 49ers

Patriots (-3.5) over Colts

Giants (+3) over Eagles

Chargers (-10) over Broncos

Best bets: 4-6

Last week: 5-9

This week: 1-0

Season record: 75-66-4

Mascaro's picks (home teams in caps): Bills (+5.5) over BENGALS, COWBOYS (-6.5) over Lions, TITANS (-7) over Redskins, Cardinals (+8) over CHIEFS, Packers (-3) over VIKINGS, Texans (+7) over JETS, STEELERS (-7) over Raiders, Ravens (-10) over PANTHERS, JAGUARS (-1.5) over Browns, Falcons (-3) over RAMS, SAINTS (-11.5) over Seahawks, Bucs (+3) over 49ERS, PATRIOTS (-3.5) over Colts, EAGLES (-3) over Giants, Broncos (+10) over CHARGERS.

Best bet: Bears

Best bets: 7-4

Last week: 6-8

This week: 1-0

Season record: 75-66-4


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