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    I've never seen such a sorry schedule. I may actually need to get some fresh air or take the wife out next Sunday. If anyone is looking for a weekend to get away from the NFL, just make it back for the Patriots game.

    By the way, the early spread is Colts by 3.

    There is only one other game that is worth watching, as the Steelers host the Bengals. There are no other games that are even remotely worth watching. They're terrible... just terrible.

    Only three other games have a point spread of less than 6.5 points. Here they are:

    Bears/49ers on Thursday night. (Two teams that are hitting terminal velocity in their freefall from the sky will attempt to gain futile confidence by beating the other)

    Falcons/Panthers (I actually feel bad for Jake Delhomme, but I feel worse for the viewers that have to watch the Panthers offense)

    Raiders/Chiefs (to the loser goes the spoils- the 2010 first overall pick who will be a huge bust)

    Now the rest of the sorry rundown:

    Jaguars/Jets (Probably the next best matchup... two inconsistent teams where no outcome would surprise you, except if the game is exciting)

    Broncos/ Redskins. A rematch of a Super Bowl that happened a long time ago that no one remembers... this is the best storyline of this game.

    Bills/Titans (The Titans are favored by 6.5 points against another NFL team. A team that is so bad they have three wins but are 6.5 underdogs to the Titans)

    Lions/Vikings (The Vikings would win if they played with 8 players on the field.)

    Saints/Rams (The best team in the NFL vs. the worst team in the NFL- sorry Raiders, Chiefs, Bucs, and Browns... this team can't win and they play in the NFC West.)

    Bucs/ Dolphins (Nothing gets me up for a game like a Chad Henne vs. Josh Johnson shootout. Expect a blackout, if there is any mercy.)

    Seahawks/ Cardinals (I heard a broadcaster gush about the Seahawks today when they squeaked out a win against the Lions. "They are one win away from only being one game behind the Cardinals." Wow. 3-5 is much better than it used to be)

    Ravens/ Browns on Monday Night Football. (Browns fans are attempting to shut down the stadium to avoid national embarrassment.)
     
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    We in Raleigh appreciate your sympathy.

    This is huge! We need the Raiders to finish ahead of the Chiefs and get the Fins/Ravens on their 2010 schedule instead of the Bills/Browns. Two more Raider losses to elevate that 2011 1st rounder.

    But the San-grenade is like a box of chocolates. You never know which team will score a TD on his passes. Plus he could be eating a box of chocolates on the sidelines in the 4th quarter.

    Timmy Smith says hello. Plus he is out of prison now so if you are looking to score some blow...
     
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    This is brutal. Knowing how bad the Browns were last season, why would they be on Monday Night Football?

    Regarding the other match-ups, it's not surprising considering how many NFL teams are declining. In fact, I noted this many times last season of how many bad teams were in the NFL and the trend is continuing this season. Seriously, you know it's a bad year when an 9-7 Arizona Cardinals team makes the super bowl.

    Also, the NFL needs to implement the rookie pay scale because it's starting to cripple teams. Something is seriously wrong when teams are desperately wanting to trade out of the top 5.

    Finally, in all my 12 years of watching football, I've never seen so many incompetent head coaches currently in the NFL. Until these random hires stop from owners who are looking to save a buck, we will continue to see the NFL decline. In the end, the only recent hire that was warranted was Josh McDaniels. Not only did he have the best offense in NFL history in 2007, but took a guy who hasn't played football since high school and help him throw 21 TD's in 2008.
     
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    Next weekend is not the worst weekly match up in NFL history. Apparently you have seens some of the weekends this year. There have been a lot of weeks this season where everything is a blowout.
     
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    Eagles at Chargers has the makings of a pretty good game
     
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    I must have missed that one.
     
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    Story lines. If you were a network exec, what would excite you more than a story line about one city's team confronting the team that abandoned that city? I mean, apart from the idea of a CSI-like show set in a new city.

    The answer is not "a competitive football game."
     
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    Any football is good football. It doesn't always have to be a dream matchup.

    Btw, congrats on the win over the fins.
     
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    I fixed your post for you ;)
     
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    Bring it on. Should the colts be afraid?

    Last time I checked, we won 17 in a row. And yes, I'm aware of who has the record with 21 in a row. Smack talk is useless this week. It will be settled on the field, not on the message boards.
     
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    Should the Colts be afraid?

    Well watch this and get back to me ....BANG CARTOONS: Hilarious NFL cartoons and podcasts! ;)
     
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    That may have mattered...if it was still 1999.
     
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    Perhaps they'll party like it is....
     
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    They may not be headline grabbing matchups but Go Bucs! Go Skins! Go Jax! works for me.
     
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    yawn.... winning streaks are overrated unless they happen at the end of the season. trust me.

    I know this is going to piss you off (and I'm really not trying to)....but as a Patriot fan I really don't fear the Colts.

    Should be a great game! Lets hope for no injuries.
     
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    Bring it on. Should the colts be afraid?

    Last time I checked, we won 17 in a row. And yes, I'm aware of who has the record with 21 in a row. Smack talk is useless this week. It will be settled on the field, not on the message boards

    Wow, I was unaware that the Colts won the Superbowl last year. To discuss a winnning streak with a loss in the middle of it (especially to a .500 team) is beyond silly. I understand that it is regular season streak but c'mon. The only Pats winning streak I recognize is from 2003-2004 as it included a Superbowl. I did not consider losing to Miami last year as the end of any kind of streak as the Giants ended that for us.
     
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    "San-grenade" = Fantastic nickname. :)
     
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    I found the "Sanchise" just too funny to be practical.

    San-grenade = Looks cool and has explosive potential, but don't pull out the pin before it is ready to be used or it will explode in your face.
     
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    I think you're either spoiled by our success or don't understand the NFL. A lot of those games are interesting matchups to a fan of the game..

    Bears/Niners. Great story line on the Bears who were thinking SB after the QB trade, but are now hoping to survive. The niners got off to a great start but have lost four in a row. Which is the real team?

    Falcons/Panthers. Can the Falcons continue their recovery from losing to the Pats and grab an NFC WC? The Panthers hung with the Saints for about three quarters. Can they come back this week>

    Raiders/Chiefs. OK. Not much there, but a chance to get a look at Matt against a weak team.

    Jaguars/Jets. The Jags are trying to scrap their way into WC contention. And since when didn't we care about how the Jets do? Another loss and they're pretty much buried.

    Broncos/Redskins. Come on! The Broncos are one of the good stories of the NFL this season. If they knock off the Steelers tonite, who wouldn't want to watch them play. As for the Redskins, it's always fun to watch Dan Snyder piss away a few million dollars more.

    Bills/Titans. Not much here, but it is another division team.

    Lions/Vikings. Maybe the game won't be competitive, but I'm interested in seeing how Brett is holding up as the season lengthens and am curious about the kind of impact Adrian Peterson will have going down the stretch, as a fan of the game.

    Saints/Rams. Any game the Saints play as long as they are undefeated is a story. The Panthers gave them all they could handle for most of three quarters. Teams like this might just lose on the road to a lowly regarded opponent. I don't expect that to happen, but I'm interested in the game.

    Bucs/Dolphins. Big division story. Can the Dolphins come back from what I am sure they regard as a very disappointing loss in Foxboro. The Bucs pulled off an upset last week. Can they beat the fins too?

    Seahawks/Cardinals. It's a long season and Kurt Warner's been playing really well, but does he have a full season in his old bones? The Seahawks are an under the radar screen team that could get into the playoff hunt in a serious way with a win in this game. And, it is a long season...

    Ravens/Browns. I agree it's a shame this game is on Monday night, but aren't you the least bit interested, as a fan, in whether the Ravens, who had SB aspirations at the beginning of the season and have been heading downhill since the Pats beat them in Foxboro...aren't you interested in whether they are going to pack it in or play the rest of the season like they mean it? And, since I haven't seen the Browns play yet this year (thankfully), I am also just the least bit curious as to whether they are as bad as I think they are...it would warm my heart to see the Rat humiliated on Monday night.

    I guess I took the time to write the above because I think the NFL is a fascinating league, unique in all of professional sports in the us.

    It wasn't tooooo many years ago that people who didn't understand the game were rolling their eyes when they had to watch a Patriots game, as recently as the 5--11 2000 season and early in the 2001 season.
     
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    Quite the spin. I have the Sunday ticket and watch every game possible and follow the NFL hardcore... but I guess I'm just "not a fan of the game."
     
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