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Week 11 NFL game viewability rankings

Week 11 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you're completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we've ranked all 15 games from most appealing to least enticing.

1. Chiefs at Broncos (Sunday night, NBC): The winner takes control of the top spot in the AFC, while the loser falls right out of the top four. That's awesome. Also one of those "unstoppable force vs. immovable object" matchups. Throw in Peyton Manning's injury and this is tough to tune out.

2. Patriots at Panthers (Monday night, ESPN): Finally, an accidentally kick-ass matchup for ESPN. Carolina is one of the hottest teams in the league, and the Panthers get to make another statement hosting the mighty Patriots in prime time. This'll be a fun rematch of Super Bowl XXXVIII.

3. Redskins at Eagles (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Philly's offense is red hot and fun to watch, and Robert Griffin III is always a draw. Expect lots of offense between two desperate division rivals.

4. 49ers at Saints (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): Nice draw for FOX this week. This is simply a good game between two high-powered NFC playoff teams. However, the stakes aren't as high as you might think, because the Saints are likely to win the NFC South and the Niners are unlikely to catch Seattle in the West.

5. Browns at Bengals (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Every AFC North matchup is up for grabs nowadays, and Cincy lost to Cleveland earlier this season. The banged-up Bengals haven't been right lately, so this could be another upset.

6. Ravens at Bears (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Two struggling veteran teams. The loser of this game doesn't make the playoffs, period. When those are the stakes and it involves the defending Super Bowl champion, it's at least mildly interesting.

7. Packers at Giants (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): Can Green Bay survive without Aaron Rodgers? Can the Giants pull off another miracle and come back from an 0-6 start? We'll get a better feel for both scenarios here. 

8. Lions at Steelers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Detroit could begin to pull away in the NFC North, which is something that has never happened before. But this will be a competitive road game. 

9. Jets at Bills (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): The Bills are going to be quite shorthanded against a team they lost to earlier in the year, but they've been good at home so this should be close. Plus, it's a fun matchup between two rookie quarterbacks. 

10. Chargers at Dolphins (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): Interesting that the Bolts get to kick off at 1 p.m. body time. Had they started this one at 1 p.m. ET, it might have been a little more competitive. San Diego should roll over a team in turmoil.

11. Cardinals at Jaguars (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): This might not be a blowout, but even if it is, the Cardinals defense is worth paying attention to at this point. One of the best in the league.

12. Colts at Titans (Thursday night, NFL Network): Tennessee's going nowhere, and it's beginning to look like the Colts are also still a year away. The crash-and-burn factor could be at play here if the Titans hang around, but it's a pretty dull Week 11 opener. 

13. Vikings at Seahawks (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): Could be some bad blood, since these teams seem to swap players on an annual basis. But it shouldn't be close. Terrible road matchup for a bad Minnesota team.

14. Falcons at Buccaneers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): This game might have been more intriguing if the Bucs were still in contention to go winless for the second time in franchise history. Now it's just two bad teams, one of whom has seemingly given up.

15. Raiders at Texans (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Oakland has come back to earth and the Texans are already out of it. You won't watch this unless you have Andre Johnson in fantasy.

Brad Gagnon

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at theScore.com (covering Super Bowls XLIV, XLV and XLVI), a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at Deadspin, FoxSports.com, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Bloguin, but his day gig has him covering all things NFC East for Bleacher Report.

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