See this is the type of shit that will keep NFL Thursday Night Football on forever. When we have games like this where normally good kickers fuck up twice in the final five minutes to allow a much inferior team to tie the game and win it in overtime. Poor Michael Vick since he actually played pretty well except for that one fourth-down call in overtime where you ALWAYS RUN THE FUCKING BALL. No matter what happened to Seattle in St. Louis in Week 1 since that was an aberration. It’s fourth and 1. You either let your shitty kicker try again or you run the rock. Only two options. No Tomlin had to be fancy. When has Mike Tomlin ever been fancy with anything? Complete idiocy. He overthought that one big time.
Alright here we go with the NFL schedule for this week. Again you will have your bevy of games that you cannot see unless you are one of those rich guys (or non-fiscally-responsible guys…or girls…don’t want to leave them out…whatever) that has Sunday Ticket or RedZone. Here’s the sked:
|9:30||NY Jets at Miami (in London)||CBS (all of Canada)|
|1:00||Houston at Atlanta||no TV|
|1:00||NY Giants at Buffalo||FOX (all of Canada)/CTV (all of Canada (except Montreal))|
|1:00||Oakland at Chicago||CBS (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Western Ontario, K-W/Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)|
|1:00||Kansas City at Cincinnati||CBS (BC, Kingston, Cornwall, Quebec, Eastern Canada)|
|1:00||Jacksonville at Indianapolis||no TV|
|1:00||Carolina at Tampa Bay||no TV|
|1:00||Philadelphia at Washington||no TV|
|4:05||Cleveland at San Diego||CBS (Alberta, Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Peterborough, Belleville)|
|4:25||St. Louis at Arizona||no TV|
|4:25||Minnesota at Denver||FOX (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Peterborough, Kingston, Belleville, Cornwall, Quebec, Eastern Canada)|
|4:25||Green Bay at San Francisco||FOX (BC, Alberta, Western Ontario, K/W-Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)/CTV (Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, all of Ontario)/CTV2 (Atlantic)|
|8:30||Dallas at New Orleans||NBC/TSN1/TSN4/TSN5|
|8:30||Detroit at Seattle||TSN1/TSN3|
For the people who have to get Oakland-Chicago, I am praying for you. Of all the games to receive, they get that shitshow? Amazingly enough it’s the Raiders who are the favourites here (or should be) and they are a much more competent team than the Bears. To be a Bears fan in 2015 has to suck hard.
They REALLY want to show the Giants face the Bills this week in Canada. I will admit, the Bills are fun to watch and they honestly look better than they have in years. All this means they are due for a horrible let-down game that will (down the line) cost them a playoff spot and this kinda-sorta looks like that game.
Finally, how did the Lions get on primetime twice in back-to-back weeks? The scheduler must have been drunk at the time. Either that or he REALLY believed in Stafford-to-Megatron.
Picks of Shame
Actually I have to say I did pretty damn good this past week. Only three losses. Damn Cowboys. Anyway here are my picks:
NY Jets over Miami
Atlanta over Houston
NY Giants over Buffalo (kind of an upset)
Oakland over Chicago
Cincinnati over Kansas City
Indianapolis over Jacksonville
Carolina over Tampa Bay
Philadelphia over Washington (I hope Hurricane Joaquin washes this game out and completely cancels it)
San Diego over Cleveland
Arizona over St. Louis
Denver over Minnesota
Green Bay over San Francisco
New Orleans over Dallas
Seattle over Detroit
Have fun watching the games this weekend, college and NFL. I will be giving my PVR a workout this weekend. Wish it luck.