No team in the NFL has had a bye week since this season began until now. This week, six teams are going to have byes thus we are going to see only 12 games on Sunday and one game on Monday Night.
At this point in the season, after 4 games, only two teams have a perfect record of 4 wins; interestingly enough these two teams happen to be in the same division! They are the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. If you had suggested 3 or 4 seasons ago that the Lions will be 4-0 at this point in time or that the Colts and Vikings will be 0-4, many people would have laughed you to scorn. But it is what it is, isn’t it? Let us see if this week knocks Packers or Lions off their winning streak.
Also, it is amazing to note that a whopping eleven teams are just one loss shy of a perfect win record (i.e 3-1)! On the other hand, only 7 teams are one win away from a perfect loss record (i.e 1-3). It would appear that this is quite a competitive season at this point. Let us wait till the middle of the season to see how things stack up.
New Orleans Saints AT Carolina Panthers = New Orleans Saints
Kansas City Chiefs AT Indianapolis Colts = Indianapolis Colts
Philadelphia Eagles AT Buffalo Bills = Buffalo Bills
Seattle Seahawks AT New York Giants = New York Giants
Cincinnati Bengals AT Jacksonville Jaguars = Cincinnati Bengals
Tennessee Titans AT Pittsburgh Steelers = Pittsburgh Steelers
Oakland Raiders AT Houston Texans = Houston Texans
Arizona Cardinals AT Minnesota Vikings = Arizona Cardinals
Tampa Bay Bucs AT San Francisco 49ers = San Francisco 49ers
New York Jets AT New England Patriots = New England Patriots
San Diego Chargers AT Denver Broncos = San Diego Chargers
Green Bay Packers AT Atlanta Falcons = Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears AT Detroit Lions = Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions AT Dallas Cowboys = Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers AT Chicago Bears = Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers AT Houston Texans = Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans AT Cleveland Browns = Cleveland Browns
Buffalo Bills AT Cincinnati Bengals = Buffalo Bills
Washington Redskins AT St Louis Rams = Washington Redskins
Minnesota Vikings AT Kansas City Chiefs = Kansas City Chiefs
San Francisco 49ers AT Philadelphia Eagles = Philadelphia Eagles
New Orleans Saints AT Jacksonville Jaguars = New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons AT Seattle Seahawks = Atlanta Falcons
New York Giants AT Arizona Cardinals = New York Giants
Denver Broncos AT Green Bay Packers = Green Bay Packers
Miami Dolphins AT San Diego Chargers = San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots AT Oakland Raiders = New England Patriots
New York Jets AT Baltimore Ravens = Baltimore Ravens
Indianapolis Colts AT Tampa Bay Buccaneers = Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tomorrow is the big day. It is the day of Super Bowl XLV—the greatest single sports event in these United States. This year’s super bowl will be played in the Cowboy’s beautiful new stadium in Arlington, Texas. The kickoff time will be around 6:30 on the East Coast. Already the excitement is in the air.
This year’s battle for the top prize will be between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. I really have no dog in this fight because I will be satisfied with the victory of either side. I am sure by now, if you are a follower of this game, you already know the team you want to win. But you see, I am already thinking of the Super Bowl party I’ll be hosting with friends. I’ll have to be careful though because I am the only one amongst my friends that is actually rooting for the Packers; the rest of my buddies are convinced that the Steelers would win. Therefore, to piss them off, I’ll cheer for the Packers even though I won’t really mind if the Steelers actually win it all. I wouldn’t want an ugly incident if or rather when these Steelers lose, so I’ll try not to rub it in.
Fortunately, I am no longer the gambling type, or I would have placed some real bets on a Packers’ victory. Later on, I’ll post some clips of the funny Super Bowl ads we’ll see. Enjoy the game.