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Week eleven in the NFL regular season comes to a close after the Atlanta Falcons hold on to defeat the Seattle Seahawks 34-31 (Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports)
Week eleven in the NFL regular season is complete and it’s hard to fathom. How is the NFL nearly three-quarters of the way over? For those who enjoy long-winded posts, you’re in luck. Stay a while as we dive into all things surrounding the NFL in week eleven.

NFL Week Eleven Injuries

Week eleven saw a tremendous amount of injuries. Here is a list of players that experienced significant injuries.

Week Eleven Awards

Offensive Player of the Week: Ben Roethlisberger – QB – Pittsburgh Steelers

Big Ben continues to find success at home.

Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Heyward – CB – Los Angeles Chargers

What a game for Casey Heyward and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Offensive Honorable Mentions:
Antonio Brown – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers (10 receptions for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns)
Tom Brady – QB – New England Patriots (30/37 passing for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns)
Keenan Allen  – WR – Los Angeles Chargers (12 receptions for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns)

Defensive Honorable Mentions:
Yannick Ngakoue – DE – Jacksonville Jaguars (3 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 3 sacks)
Matthew Judon – OLB – Baltimore Ravens (6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble)
Desmond Trufant – CB – Atlanta Falcons (5 tackles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 3 passes defended against)

Best Plays from the Weekend

Here are the best plays from week eleven.
Quintorris Jones continues to amaze me each week.

Mohamed Sanu Sr. has some serious swag.

Look at the concentration Alshon Jeffery has to haul in this touchdown reception. It’s absurd.

Jarvis Landry continues to show the world how good his hands really are.

Josh Doctson deserves more money. He has become a key offensive player for Kirk Cousins and this Redskins offense.

I don’t understand how Kyle Rudolph comes down with this reception.

It’s been a while since Mike Wallace has made a play like this, but boy this was a beauty.

Not only is this a fantastic catch by Adam Thielen, but his route is what you need to focus on here.

The Chicago Bears have a special one in Mitchell Trubisky.

This is equally as beautiful as it is painful. For the Saints, Alvin Kamara does a tremendous job of focusing on completing the pass. For the Redskins, the defense does a horrendous job of reacting to the play that develops in front of them.

The Melvin Ingram/Joey Bosa pass-rushing tandem the Los Angeles Chargers have is unstoppable.

Updated Divisional Standings

Here are the current NFL divisional standings.

AFC East

  1. New England Patriots (8-2)
  2. Buffalo Bills (5-5)
  3. Miami Dolphins (4-6)
  4. New York Jets (4-6)

AFC West

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
  2. Oakland Raiders (4-6)
  3. Los Angeles Chargers (4-6)
  4. Denver Broncos (3-7)

AFC North

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-2)
  2. Baltimore Ravens (5-5)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (4-6)
  4. Cleveland Browns (0-10)

AFC South

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3)
  2. Tennessee Titans (6-4)
  3. Houston Texans (4-6)
  4. Indianapolis Colts (3-7)

NFC East

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (5-5)
  3. Washington Redskins (4-6)
  4. New York Giants (2-8)

NFC West

  1. Los Angeles Rams (7-3)
  2. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
  3. Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
  4. San Francisco 49ers (1-9)

NFC North

  1. Minnesota Vikings (8-2)
  2. Detroit Lions (6-4)
  3. Green Bay Packers (5-5)
  4. Chicago Bears (3-7)

NFC South

  1. New Orleans Saints (8-2)
  2. Carolina Panthers (7-3)
  3. Atlanta Falcons (6-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)

Here is the current playoff picture.

News Around the NFL

Larry Fitzgerald Inks One-Year Extension

The ageless wonder continues to play. A few days ago, Larry Fitzgerald signed a one-year extension with the Arizona Cardinals. His extension is worth $11 million – same as he earned in 2015 and 2016.

Next season will be his sixteenth in the NFL. Once Fitzgerald does decide to hang it up, he will go down as one of the top, most consistent wide receivers that the NFL has ever seen.

Jameis Winston Groping Incident

Jameis Winston continues to find trouble off-the-field. In this particular instance, he is accused of groping an Uber driver. At first, the report was that he was alone in the vehicle. However, Ronald Darby recently admitted that he was with Winston in the car.

Terry Glenn Dies at 43

Former Dallas Cowboy and Green Bay Packer wide receiver, Terry Glenn, died yesterday at the age of 43. Glenn wrecked his car on a Texas interstate and was ejected from the car through the windshield as a result of the crash.

As of now, the Irving police are still investigating what happened.

Mike McCoy out as Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator

Mike McCoy is no longer the offensive coordinator in Denver.

Although some blame McCoy’s poor play calling as the reason behind his firing, in his defense, he was working with Trevor Siemien and Paxton Lynch. Regardless, the Denver Broncos are hoping this change will add new life to the Broncos offense.

The 7th Report: Mini-Mailbag

Here is the question you had for me regarding week eleven!

“What Turkey Day game is most intriguing?” – E.J. Francis via Facebook

HH: Great question E.J.The three games to choose from are Vikings at Lions (12:30 ET), Chargers at Cowboys (4:30 ET), and Giants at Redskins (8:30 ET). The most intriguing game, to me, is Vikings at Lions. The Minnesota Vikings are currently the king of the NFC North and if the Detroit Lions want to make the playoffs (currently 1st team out), winning this game is of the up-most importance. A division rivalry game with huge playoff implication? Sounds like the early game will be the best game.

Thank you for your questions! If you want your questions answered in next week’s “mini-mailbag”, tweet them to @the7threport. See you at the same time for week twelve of the NFL regular season.