The NFL season is knocking on our door, and there are always a few games during the season that you just don’t want to miss. So set the TiVo’s or mark your calendars for five of the best games on the NFL schedule.
Vikings @ Saints: This game kick-starts the NFL season on Thursday, September 9th at 8:30 p.m. However the magnitude of the game might be slightly altered if Brett Favre decides to finally hang up his jersey. These two teams met in last season’s NFC Championship, they hit each other hard and scored a lot of points in the process. That was an exciting game and this one should be too if old-man Favre hangs around for another season. Week 1.
Giants at Colts: Manning Bowl 2. These two teams met on September 10, 2006, which the Colts took 26-21. That was before Eli’s Super Bowl win, he’s got a lot of more experience behind him and should have no problem competing at a higher level against his older brother on Sept. 19 at 8:20 (Sun.). Peyton is a competitor and goes hard no matter who he’s playing, not even his baby brother. Look for both Mannings to strike early and often but count on the Giants’ running game to provide a huge factor.Week 2.
Saints at Cowboys: The Cowboys were the team to end the Saints undefeated campaign last season, purely dominating them inside the Saints home and you can only imagine how badly the Saints are seeking revenge. It’ll be on a national stage as well, on Thanksgiving Day at 4:15 p.m. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of packages Sean Payton puts together to surprise the Cowboy defense, which shut down the Saints offense down in their game against each other last season.Week 12.
Redskins at Eagles: It’s not to hard to figure why this game was selected as one that you shouldn’t miss. Donovan McNabb makes his return to Philadelphia to face the Eagles. Playing a former team is always fun and McNabb probably has some built up resentment towards the Eagles organization because of the way he was exiled. McNabb doesn’t really break off long runs anymore like he used too, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he felt like he was 21 all over again.Week 4, Oct. 3rd, 4:15 p.m
Packers at Jets: You might be wondering why I selected this game for the list. Well, two reasons, the Packers’ amazing offense, the Jets’ amazing defense. When these two teams butt heads, it’s going to be an interesting match-up, who’ll budge? You have to think that Rex Ryan will have his players being aggressive and coming at the Packers from all angles. The Jets’ only weakness last season was the ability to put points. This game should be a great tone-setter for the season for both teams.Week 8, Oct. 31st, 1 p.m.