Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
The Philadelphia Eagles were expected to compete for not only a playoff spot this season, but the NFC’s spot in the Super Bowl. Now, they’re sitting at 3-5 and down to their third string quarterback who is just a rookie out of USC. The Oakland Raiders are hoping to have a field day with Matt Barkley leading the Eagles to the Coliseum.
The Raiders will host the winless Redskins. The Redskins will try to accomplish their first victory, while the Raiders will try to get a 500 record for week 4 on Sunday.
Despite the multitude of issues surrounding the 49ers, they will still have the better team on the field Thursday Night, and if they play like they can, they will snap their first losing streak under Jim Harbaugh as well as their losing streak to the St. Louis Rams.
The NFL’s best, and newest rivalry will be renewed Sunday Night when the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks meet at Century Link Field. The NFC West foes will look to make a statement at the others expense, in what is arguably a battle of the NFL’s two best teams.
The Oakland Raiders are favorites to win in Week 2 against a weak Jacksonville Jaguars. The performances from Week 1 determined who the favorite is for next Sunday’s game.
The Oakland Raiders are going to face a tough opponent in week 1 of the 2013 NFL season. With a team like the Colts who went to the playoffs last year, the Raiders will have to keep an eye on key players in order to come out on top on this match.
When the Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks, they earned the first playoff win for both Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez. The entire franchise was able to breathe a sigh of relief, but will need to re-focus with San Francisco up next. With the winner heading to the Super Bowl, Atlanta must be careful to not suffer an emotional let down, and will face even more pressure as the stakes have been raised.
The 6-9 Chargers have failed to make the playoffs for a third straight year. Head coach Norv Turner will likely not return for the 2013 campaign. San Diego is led by quarterback Philip Rivers, running back Ryan Mathews, receiver Malcom Floyd, and tight end Antonio Gates.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are hobbling to Oakland with injuries on both sides of the ball. The Raiders are hoping to take advantage of that situation, but they’re going to have to do all they can to get ahead early and stay there.
The 49ers and the Lions meet on Sunday in a battle of two the NFC’s best. The Lions are led by quarterback Matt Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson on offense and their defense has one of the best defensive tackles in the game in Ndamukong Suh. While both teams are talented, the 49ers will be able to rely on their experience and mental toughness to wear out and outlast Detroit.
The San Francisco 49ers do not have the luxury of easing into the 2012 season. First up on the schedule is the Green Bay Packers, a team with multiple Pro Bowlers on both sides of the ball, yet it’s their offense that steals the show.