The divisional races in pro football have continued to stay close and the NFL picks week 11 action has several top teams in critical games this weekend.

Here are picks for some of the more intriguing matchups to keep an eye on for NFL betting fans as we start heading down the stretch run in America’s most popular sports league:

Houston at New York Jets, 1 pm ET Sunday-

The Jets are favored by 7 going into this one, and Houston’s psyche is a big question after last week’s stunning hail mary loss to the Jaguars. But the Jets haven’t been blowing teams away lately and Houston is due for a better performance on defense.

NFL picks week 11 winner: Houston (+7)

Indianapolis at New England, 4:15 pm-

The Patriots are 3 ½-point favorites in what should be another well-played shootout between these two teams. The difference in this one will be New England’s burgeoning run game behind BenJarvis Green-Ellis and Tom Brady’s passing against a banged-up secondary.

Pick: New England (-3 ½)

Oakland at Pittsburgh, 1 pm ET

The Steelers are 7-point favorites against a pesky Raiders team that has been playing decent ball finally. As long as Pittsburgh’s offensive line gives Ben Roethlisberger a little time to throw, Pittsburgh will win this one with their defense and in the field position game before pulling away late.

Pickr: Pittsburgh (-7)

Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 pm ET

The Bills have a little confidence coming off their first win of the season, but the Bengals are a decent home team. As long as Carson Palmer has time to throw he is capable of having big games and Buffalo’s pass rush isn’t much to worry about.

NFL picks week 11 winner: Cincinnati (-5 ½).