Having just passed the halfway point of the season (see our NFL Midseason Awards here), the contenders are starting to separate themselves from the pretenders. Sunday night brings Eli and his likkle Giants visiting Philly to try to stop the god Michael Vick, while MNF is another one of those highly anticipated AFC West showdowns *snicker*, Denver at San Diego. Keep reading as seven editors predict the outcomes of the aforementioned games, as well as the ones involving their favorite teams. In descending order by record—note that @JLaPuma's stranglehold on first place is in jeopardy after losing all three games last week— here are the editors' Week 11 picks...

nygbannerNAME: Joe La Puma, senior editorial strategist (19-8)

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "Giants, 21-17. Vick is playing disgusting, but Giants D will have the answer. I hope. "

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "San Diego, 35-14. Could care less about this game. "

billsNAME: Jason Sfetko, assistant art director (20-10)

1 P.M.) BUFFALO @ CINCINNATI "Cincinnati, 24-13. Well, I'm afraid if I keep picking the Bills, they will keep winning. At this stage in the game I'm only worried about that draft pick next year."

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "Philadelphia, 32-24. Vick is in midseason form."

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "San Diego, 31-26. Chargers usually start winning around this time of year, right? "

nygbannerNAME: Justin Monroe, senior staff writer (17-10)

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "New York Giants, 27-24. Only four TDs passing and two rushing against the godawful Skins on Monday night? Looks to me like Vick is doggin' it out there. OK, dude is nice. I still say the Giants defense sacks Arabian Goggles him a bunch."

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "San Diego, 31-28. Jesus loves Philip Rivers more than He loves Tim Tebow."

coltsNAME: Peter Rubin, executive editor (17-10)

4 P.M.) INDIANAPOLIS @ NEW ENGLAND "Indianapolis, 28-24. The age of the one-sided rivalry is long gone, but nothing's guaranteed for the Horse this year. That being said, just because the Pats beat Pittsburgh doesn't mean they didn't get crushed by the Browns, so it's time to put a death grip on Belichick's Dicks—and I predict a happy ending. Fun fact: Every single Colts starter this week is upright thanks only to an intricate spiderweb of scotch tape and Tinker Toy dowels!"

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "Philadelphia, 37-31. Wowie, that was really something on Monday. Too bad DeAngelo Hall doesn't play on every team, or Philly would be going 19-0 this year!"

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "San Diego, 34-28. Denver sucks on the road + Philip Rivers somehow keeps throwing TDs to people he's never even met before + Brandon Lloyd is fucking awesome = shootout. Also, Kyle Orton reminds me of that kid in your elementary school's special-ed class who had a beard because he was 15 and communicated in barking noises, and you're secretly petrified that he's gonna come over to your table at lunch and take a bite of your sandwich before they manage to steer him back to his handlers. But Jesus, does he have an arm on him."

redskinsNAME: Donnie Kwak, senior deputy editor (16-11)

1 P.M.) WASHINGTON @ TENNESSEE "Washington, 23-7. You couldn't have scripted it better, really—the McNabb contract announcement, the pre-game shit-talking, the first play to DeSean, the return of "Video Game" Vick, the Haynesworth playing dead act...that Iggles' game was just a total ethering of the highest possible level. Of course, all that means is we're winning this week. It just has to be. It's what the Skins do. They make you lose all hope, then they win a game and make you regain a sliver of hope. We haven't won a game by more than a TD all season, and we will this week. Then we're gonna get our shit kicked in against Minnesota next week. Write it down, it's happening."

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "Philly, 38-35. This is gonna be a classic. I'm on Vick's nuts tighter than Steve Young right now. No, scratch that. Not that tight. But pretty damn tight."

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "San Diego, 24-10. I'm really pissed off that Brandon Lloyd has been so productive for the Broncos. Where the fuck was that when you were in DC, Brandon? I'd say Lloyd was the least productive, most infuriating WR in recent Skins history...but then we signed Joey Galloway. That dude needs to blow his shit loose, like, yesterday."

raidersNAME: Jack Erwin, senior editor (16-14)

1 P.M.) OAKLAND @ PITTSBURGH "Raiders, 23-7. Is this the 'Well, that was fun while it lasted' game or the 'We just might have something here' game. I've gotta go with 'We just might have something here,' although I'm sure the Raiders have to be a little disconcerted that the other team's the one with the most high-profile rapist."

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "Philly, 72-17. If Jon Kitna could shred that Giants D, imagine what Vick might do. Damn, I just hope this dude stays healthy..."

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "Chargers, 27-19. I haven't rooted for the Broncos in I don't know how long (OK, so it was last week), but I'm hoping they pull off the upset here. The Raiders have the toughest remaining schedule of the AFC West contenders, so they need all the help they can get."

49ersNAME: Gina Batlle, assistant photo editor (14-14)

4 P.M.) TAMPA BAY @ SAN FRANCISCO "San Francisco, 28-10. We finally have a quarterback with hands. And he can throw to Crabtree. "

SNF) NEW YORK GIANTS @ PHILADELPHIA: "Giants, 31-17. Vick went crazy last week, but the Giants defense has been killing QBs all season."

MNF) DENVER @ SAN DIEGO: "Denver, 34-17. Denver's offense is surprisingly good this season. "


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