After a Broncos-Jets appetizer on Thursday, we're back for the main course of football action today. There are four afternoon games scheduled, which gives us seven for the morning. Get your Red Zone or remote ready!
The best game of the morning is probably the Cincinnati Bengals at the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are 6-3 and sitting half a game back of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is a tough game for the Bengals, but if they could spring the road upset, it would put them in a huge position coming down the home stretch. They host the Ravens in the season finale and we could be looking at an elimination game.
The Raiders travel to Minnesota to face a banged-up Vikings squad. The Vikings are without Antoine Winfield, which gives Carson Palmer and Denarius Moore a chance to light it up. It is an incredibly close line on this game, but I think the Raiders pull it out. They are hurting without Darren McFadden and Jacoby Ford, but Michael Bush and Denarius Moore are proving themselves quite well. I still remember how many folks were hoping the 49ers would draft Bush. He has established himself as arguably the best backup running back in the NFL, so I'd say folks were justified in wanting him.
It should be a fun morning of football. You can see what is on in your neck of the woods at the506.com, or you can flip over to the Red Zone channel to enjoy a buffet of football. We'll be back in a couple hours with a rundown of the 49ers and Cardinals inactive players.