I know we've got plenty to keep us occupied and upset, but if you are looking for some kind of distraction, there is always the playoffs. I'm sure plenty will not give a crap about the playoffs, but for those that do, here is a rundown of the full opening weekend schedule.
On the NFC side of things, the Carolina Panthers are hosting the Arizona Cardinals, and the Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Detroit Lions. The Seattle Seahawks are the No. 1 seed, while the Green Bay Packers are the No. 2 seed. On the AFC side of things, the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens, and the Indianapolis Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals. The New England Patriots are the No. 1 seed, while the Denver Broncos are the No. 2 seed.
I don't have a "favorite" from this group, but if I had to pick a Super Bowl matchup, I'd probably go with something like Arizona and Indianapolis or Baltimore. The Cardinals have dealt with considerably adversity, and have a chance to become the first team to host a Super Bowl in their own stadium. That would be kind of cool. I'm an Andrew Luck fan, so the Colts are an easy one to root for. And I'm down for seeing John Harbaugh get to another Super Bowl.
Once you get past the nonsense, or at least take a temporary hiatus, what kind of Super Bowl are you looking to see?
Here is the full TV schedule, with game times in PT.
Cardinals vs. Panthers - 1:35 p.m., ESPN, Saturday
Ravens vs. Steelers - 5:15 p.m., NBC, Saturday
Bengals vs. Colts - 10:05 a.m., CBS, Sunday
Lions vs. Cowboys - 1:40 p.m., FOX, Sunday