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Expert Predictions: Week 11 picks for Patriots at Falcons

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Experts share their picks for the Patriots Week 11 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

Mike Reiss, ESPN:

Pick: Patriots 24, Falcons 17

Emmanuel Acho, ESPN: Patriots

Matt Bowen, ESPN: Patriots

Mike Clay, ESPN: Patriots

Jeremy Fowler: Patriots

Dominique Foxworth, ESPN: Patriots

Dan Graziano, ESPN: Patriots

Rob Ninkovich, ESPN: Patriots

Laura Rutledge, ESPN: Patriots

Kevin Seifert, ESPN: Patriots

Seth Wickersham, ESPN: Patriots

Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com

Pick: Patriots 26, Falcons 13

This game had a chance to be fun before Cordarrelle Patterson got hurt; and tight end Hayden Hurst's injury shouldn't be ignored, either. (Patterson is a game-time decision, but it doesn't sound promising.) The Patriots' front seven has keyed their defensive turnaround, with Matt Judon and Christian Barmore winning more one-on-one matchups than any tandem since Chandler Jones was in the building. Dont'a Hightower, who made the biggest play in this matchup's most famous game, has also turned the corner. The only way the Falcons stay close is if former Patriots coordinator Dean Pees dials up a brilliant game plan -- never count out Pees! -- but that is unlikely, considering the players he's working with.

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports:

Pick: Patriots 27, Falcons 19

The Patriots are rolling with four straight victories, which has them pushing Buffalo in the AFC East. The Falcons looked terrible last week against the Cowboys. But these games are always tough for the visitors. I don't think that will be the case here. The Patriots will continue to roll as Mac Jones plays well.

Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Patriots

Dave Richard, CBS Sports: Patriots

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Patriots

John Breech, CBS Sports: Patriots

Jamey Eisenberg, CBS Sports: Patriots

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports: Patriots

Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk:

Pick: Patriots 34, Falcons 20

The Falcons won't have to worry about blowing a 28-3 lead in this one.

Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk:

Pick: Patriots 34, Falcons 17

The Patriots are rolling right now, and they're going to be a tough team to beat down the stretch. They'll beat the Falcons handily.

Paul Perillo, Patriots.com:

Pick: Patriots 26, Falcons 13

Short turnaround leads to some sloppy moments but Patriots continue momentum.

Mike Dussault, Patriots.com:

Pick: Patriots 24, Falcons 10

The Pats are rolling and the Falcons don't have enough to get things going or stop Mac Jones' offense.

Erik Scalavino, Patriots.com:

Pick: Patriots 28, Falcons 3

See what I did there? Turnabout is fair play, right? Seriously, though, even on a short week, New England should be able to handle an Atlanta squad that is struggling in all aspects right now. Thursday night games are often tough by nature, and perhaps this one will be initially, but in the end, the Patriots extend their win streak to five and keep their good momentum going.

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