After a crazy, upset-filled College Game Day yesterday, the NFL has a tough act to follow when it comes to gridiron excitement. But, like always, you can expect the teams, coaches and players to deliver.
Several exciting inter–conference games highlight the day starting with:
Kansas City Chiefs at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm CBS
KC brings their brand of AFC West football to the defending NFC Champion’s home field. Sparks will fly. Will Cam Newton rise to the occasion or will Andy Reid’s resilient Chiefs hammer them in their own home?
AFC GAME OF THE WEEK: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00pm CBS
A game that may prove to be far less exciting than the inter-conference games pits these two AFC South rivals against one another. Houston is slowly looking up and currently holds the #3 AFC playoff seed, while Jacksonville is staring at a free fall that won’t end until a new coaching staff comes in and catches them…
Denver Broncos at New Orleans Saints 1:00pm CBS
Another great inter-conference game will showcase the all-world Denver defense against one of the hottest offenses in the NFC.
Los Angeles Rams at New York Jets 1:00pm FOX
The least exciting inter-conference game will probably be this one. Fans outside of these two markets will have little reason to tune in…
NFC GAME OF THE WEEK: Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm FOX
Carson Wentz and his fellow Eagles get an up close and personal look at the best offense in the NFL.
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm FOX
This is another matchup that will give little reason for fans outside the two teams’ bases to watch…
Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm FOX
With the Titans overachieving and the Packers underachieving so far this season expect this game to get interesting.
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins 1:00pm FOX
Just a few short weeks ago Minnesota was the best team in the league. Now, after losing offensive guru Norv Turner, the Vikings are spiraling out of control and Washington may be obliged to help the spiral keep on spinning.
Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers 4:05 CBS
Two four-win teams go at it to try and remain relevant in their respective divisions.
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals 4:25pm FOX
Fireworks always fly when these two teams meet. Expect more of the same today as Colin Kaepernick strives to prove he can do more than draw attention to himself during the National Anthem…
INTER-CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK:
Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers 4:25pm
The more things change, the more they stay the same. These two have met three times in the Super Bowl and may do so again this year. If you’re all about playoff implications, this is the game to watch.
INTER-CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK #2:
Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots 8:30pm NBC
Another Super Bowl rematch that could be a Super Bowl matchup in Houston this year. If anyone can slow down Tom Brady, it’s Pete Carroll…