You can’t watch all the games so every week I give you the three MUST-WATCH games of the week.
1. Packers (7-4) @ Lions (4-7)-Thursday-5:30 p.m.-Oh, how things have changed in the NFC North. I’m not a big fan of the Thursday Night games but this one is definitely one to watch. The Packers were a dud on Thanksgiving against the Bears, and the Lions offense is showing new life with new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. The Packers need this game big time to keep pace in the NFC North, and the Lions would love to play spoiler to their rivals.
I’m very intrigued about how the Packers respond after Aaron Rodgers questioned some of his teammates.
2. Seahawks (6-5) @ Vikings (8-3)-We’re going to learn a lot about the Vikings this weekend. They have a chance to send a strong message to the rest of the NFC with a win over Seattle. The last big game they played? A home loss to the Packers. Meanwhile, Seattle needs this game to stay in the NFC playoff conversation and they’re just 2-3 away from the 12th man.
3. 49ers (3-8) @ Bears (5-6)-This is a bit of a stretch but I’m really looking forward to the V.F.R.G.
The Vic Fangio Revenge Game! You know the former 49ers defensive coordinator is going to have his defense pumped up to destroy the putrid 49ers offense. I support this because I want Jed York to witness his team get destroyed by one of his former coaches.