1. Seahawks and Packers Meet in NFC Title Rematch– When the Packers saw the schedules, this was the game they highlighted, penciled and circled. Eight months ago, the Packers had a comfortable lead against the Seahawks in Seattle of all places and let it slip through their hands. As a player, that sits with you for a long period of time. This will be a game with heavy playoff implications come January. This could determine home-field advantage when playoff time comes around.
2. Bills Welcome Champs to Town– Rex Ryan and the Patriots have a pretty long history when you think about it. Remember when he was hired by the Jets and he said he didn’t come in to kiss the rings of Bill Belichick? He’s defeated them a few times including once in the playoffs. The Bills are coming off a huge win against a heavily favored Colts team. The Patriots raised their banner last Thursday night and Brady was Brady. What else did you expect? Sunday in Orchard Park, these two will be at it and Buffalo has played the Patriots very tough over the years.
3. Cowboys and Eagles Meet in Philly– A classic NFC East battle takes place once again. When these two meet, they want to physically dominate each other on each play and as of late, the Cowboys have been on a roll in Philadelphia. This offense will be a different looking one and it’ll take a collective effort to replace Dez Bryant. For the first time since signing with the Eagles, DeMarco Murray will face his former team. Everybody will be writing the Cowboys off without Dez and the Eagles will be the favorites to win the NFC East now.
4. Ole Miss And Alabama Battle In Tuscaloosa– When they played each other last year, this was Bama’s only loss in the regular season and Nick Saban used this game as a motivational tool for his football team. Coker needs to play better at the start of games. He was very sloppy in their last game. I really like Hugh Freeze and this Ole Miss team. They can balance it out on offense and play stingy defense. I see this being another close game like last year’s match up.
5. Broncos And Chiefs Kickoff Week Two– The Chiefs have played Denver tough each year that Peyton Manning has been in Denver but Peyton has always prevailed on top. I wasn’t impressed with the Broncos defense on Sunday against Baltimore. Their defense got the job done and made some plays when they had too. The Chiefs really impressed me on Sunday in Houston. Travis Kelce is a very vital piece to their offense along with Charles obviously and he’s Alex Smith’s security blanket. This is the start of two tough games for Denver. They’re in Kansas City on Thursday night and Detroit next Sunday night.