I have mentioned this before but it feels like the NFL is purposely putting horrible matchups on in primetime. Let’s look at last night’s game. Unless you were a Jaguars or Titans fan, why would you watch more than maybe ten minutes (at most) of that game? Yet this coming Sunday we get New England-Buffalo early and Green Bay-Atlanta late. Makes no sense to me.
Alright here’s the sked followed by some musings:
|Washington vs. Cincinnati (in London)||9:30, CTV, FOX|
|New England at Buffalo||Minneapolis, Buffalo, Rochester, Burlington, Boston||Northern Ontario, Kitchener, Toronto, Montreal, Atlantic|
|Kansas City at Indianapolis|
|NY Jets at Cleveland||Cleveland|
|Oakland at Tampa Bay|
|Seattle at New Orleans||Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane, Rochester, Burlington, Boston||BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Ottawa||All affiliates||CKPR, CHEX, CITL, CKWS|
|Detroit at Houston||Minneapolis, Detroit|
|Arizona at Carolina|
|San Diego at Denver||Seattle, Spokane, Detroit||Vancouver Island, Alberta, Ontario|
|Green Bay at Atlanta||All affiliates||All affiliates (except Atlantic)||Atlantic||CKPR, CHEX, CITL, CKWS|
|Philadelphia at Dallas||Sunday, 8:30, NBC/TSN1/3/4|
|Minnesota at Chicago||Monday, 8:30, TSN 1/3/4/5|
Redskins vs. Bengals (in jolly old England) – Hey more morning football. If the Bengals were a better team (like they should be), this would be one of the better games of the week. It’s definitely not the worst though. I still think the NFL should do a game in Germany. No, much better to do one in China. Good lord.
Patriots at Bills – I am torn on whether I want the Bills to win. Seeing them sweep the Pats this year would be fun. But watching Rex Ryan orgasm on screen is something I’d rather avoid.
Jets at Browns – This could be a matchup between the two worst teams in the NFL right now. Unfortunately, the few people who get CBS out of Cleveland are stuck with this game. Pray for them.
Seahawks at Saints – Lucky for the Saints, the Hawks haven’t been scoring much lately. Otherwise this would have been a looooooooooooong game for the New Orleans’ defense. Who Dey? Dey shit.
Lions at Texans – A game between two teams that will probably be in the playoff picture in early December. Honestly, it’s two teams that should be better. Houston’s excuse is easy: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrock…Osweiler has been terrible. The Lions, who knows since Matthew Stafford and the offense have been good. Just blame Jim Caldwell. Everyone else does.
Chargers at Broncos – OK so San Diego goes one week without finding a new fun way to lose. One week a trend does not make. Expect them to either a) be destroyed or b) have a lead and then cough it up in some grand fashion. I am guessing an interception by the biggest Denver D-lineman and then seven laterals on the final play of the game…this after the Chargers could have kneeled down to go to overtime.
Packers at Falcons – I didn’t see the Falcons keeping up with their play. However, looking at the NFC South, 9-7 will easily win the division. So they have probably already clinched unless Carolina wakes up.
Eagles at Cowboys – For once, the Cowboys are in primetime and they deserve to be there. I can’t believe I am saying this but I hope the Cowboys keep winning until Romo returns. Then we can all watch Jason Garrett fuck things up and the Cowboys end up 9-7 and lose out on a Wild-Card spot due to a tiebreaker.
Vikings at Bears – I can see the Vikings playing mad…well as mad as an NFL team can play these days. Now that they aren’t undefeated anymore, they can relax a bit. Plus, it’s the Bears. Why does Jay Cutler have a job still?
We are in Day 2 of TWENTY-SEVEN STRAIGHT DAYS OF FOOTBALL!!!!!! Embrace it. Enjoy it. And remember this time in February when there is nothing to watch.