N.E Tailgate: Week 11 picks

N.E Tailgate: Week 11 picks
November 14, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Rob Gronkowski could help the Patriots pull off a win on the road.

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The New England Patriots have a tough test right out of the bye week when they face the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.

Glenn Ordway, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie made their picks for Week 11 on New England Tailgate.

“If the Patriots were at where they were a couple weeks ago, I would have said this would have been a loss,” Smerlas said. “But anyone with common sense knows that Gronk on the rise is back, [Danny] Amendola back and [Shane] Vereen coming back to play, has to be out of their mind not to pick the Patriots.”

DeOssie agreed with Smerlas that the Patriots will have enough to beat the Panthers.

“I think the Patriots are going to win this game by a touchdown,” DeOssie said. “I think they are a better team all around. Defensively, they have enough to handle Cam Newton.”