Browns vs. Jaguars: Not exactly must-see TV
Not only are they pitching plenty of discounted tickets for Sunday’s titanic Browns-Jaguars tilt online, one blogger insists the Brownies are also in the market for available players (with little experience necessary).
While Cleveland basically plays out the string to another forgettable season, the Bengals attempt to rebound from last week’s loss against Pittsburgh with a second consecutive AFC North contest at Baltimore.
The Steelers enter their bye week a respectable 7-3. Houston, atop the AFC South and also 7-3, is equally idle this weekend. New Orleans and the winless Colts have the weekend off as well.
This column was in dire need of a bye week, recording a miserable season-worst 6-9 ledger last Sunday and Monday. It may be time to check the waiver wire. But just in case:
NEW YORK JETS AT DENVER. Should Rex Ryan not return to the Apple following a mile high victory, it will not be a pretty sight. Tim Tebow might not survive this one. Jets, 31-13.
CINCINNATI AT BALTIMORE. Ravens went belly-up for a second consecutive week following a win over Pittsburgh. Bengals will need their best performance of the season. Ravens, 27-10.
DALLAS AT WASHINGTON. Not sure this rivalry maintains the same intensity as year’s past. Can ‘Big D’ duplicate last week’s blowout of Buffalo? Cowboys, 21-14.
BUFFALO AT MIAMI. Bills fading fast while Dolphins showing signs of life. Buffalo looking to relocate its mojo. Bills, 35-13.
JACKSONVILLE AT CLEVELAND. Hide the women and children. Better yet, hide the Browns and Jaguars. Browns, 20-13.
CAROLINA AT DETROIT. Lions’ roar has been silenced of late. They can use a win here before Packers arrive on Thanksgiving Day. Lions, 30-20.
TAMPA BAY AT GREEN BAY. Bucs’ defense has been suspect more times than not. Calling on Aaron Rogers may not be in their best interests. Packers, 27-16.
OAKLAND AT MINNESOTA. Raiders, at 5-4, sit atop AFC West while 2-7 Vikes starting to play for pride. This week’s Upset Special. Vikings, 26-21.
SEATTLE AT ST. LOUIS. In an AFC West battle for last place, Rams maintain control. Seahawks, 23-20.
ARIZONA AT SAN FRANCISCO. Niners’ defense has been off the chart great. In fact, it is the league’s best by a long shot. 49ers, 26-13.
SAN DIEGO AT CHICAGO. How will Monsters of the Midway respond following big-time division conquest of Detroit? With a closer than expected win over disappointing SD. Bears, 20-17.
TENNESSEE AT ATLANTA. A matchup of two 5-4 teams desperate to remain in contention in their respective division races. Falcons, 28-24.
PHILADELPHIA AT NEW YORK GIANTS. Eagles’ season basically up in flames while G-men strive for playoff positioning. Giants, 24-17.
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ENGLAND. Despite 4-5 mark, Chiefs just one game from AFC West leadership. Unfortunately, Foxboro is not the right venue in a prime time setting. Patriots, 31-17.
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