It’s week three of the NFL season, and I’m a happy camper. The weather has FINALLY shifted to fall. I hate hot weather and I’m glad the 80- and 90-degree temps have packed it in.
Today on CBS, our slate is the Broncos at Bills (natch) in the early game, and in the late game they gave us Chiefs at Chargers. The Chiefs are tough but I never have any preconceived notions about division games no matter how bad the other team may be. Maybe LA will do us a favor. Probably not though. I’m guessing the Chiefs win. Over on Fox, we don’t get an early NFL game, but we do get another LA-KC game (MLS). In the late game we get the Seahawks at the Titans because that’s it for FOX. That’s all you get! READ A BOOK! (No one’s going to get that reference, Bob.) I’ll say Titans because they have a better offense at the moment. Then later we get Oakland at Washington on Sunday Night Football, of which I will miss at least an hour of so that I can see if the new Star Trek series is worth my attention. Hey, it’s probably better than Enterprise, amirite? I think Raiders take it. And on Monday Night Football, no one cares. I’ll take Dallas though because the Cards are soooooo bad.
Also, I forgot that there’s a game going on in London right now between the Jags and the Ravens. I’ll admit my pick on it was the Ravens, though the Jags have a 13-0 lead after a 45-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter. (The Ravens offense looks terrible, or the Jags defense is for real. Take your pick.)
I don’t have a lot to say about the Broncos-Bills matchup except that these are the kinds of games they have to win if they want to have a chance at postseason success. It’s a game involving a long flight, an early start, the opposing team isn’t really that good but they’re not terrible either, and it’s coming after a blowout win. It could be a letdown game but I don’t think it will be. I’m going to say they come away with the win.
For the rest, let’s see: I’ll take Panthers at home over the Saints, Chicago upsetting the Steelers, Lions over Falcons, Browns over the Colts, Bucs beat the Vikings, Patriots over the Texans (though I’d really love being wrong), Dolphins over Jets, Giants stealing a win over the Eagles, and Green Bay pounding the Bengals.
So, let’s talk! Come on in, let’s insult each other’s teams, drink to our teams’ success or because of their failures, and have a good time.