Pat’s note: This will be our afternoon thread
Welcome to Week 13 of the NFL season. The San Francisco 49ers will get going against the Baltimore Ravens this morning, which means we’ll be primed for the afternoon games. One of which is at least interesting.
So what’s everybody watching today? This is our “Non-49ers game-day thread” where we can talk about the action on Sunday. We’ll move it back after the 49ers finish up and either share our victory or wallow in despair.
Sunday afternoon gives us an NFC West divisional matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals. If the Cardinals beat the Rams, I’d say the Rams are pretty much done in this thing—and I’d put my money on the Cardinals with the way they have played lately. They are much better than their record indicates.
To be honest, there’s really two games that will be must-watches and it’s the Sunday Night Football game, and the Seattle Seahawks against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. That MNF game the main game to watch. I do think the Vikings can get out of Seattle with a victory, but it’s going to require Kirk Cousins to not revert to what he was at the start of the season and for a dozen Vikings players to not show up on the injury report Monday. If the 49ers can win Sunday (believable with the Ravens’ injury issues) and the Seahawks lose, things start getting tight in the divisional race.
What’s everyone watching?
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts 10:00 A.M., CBS
New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals, 10:00 A.M., CBS
Washington at Carolina Panthers 10:00 A.M., CBS
San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens, 10:00 A.M., FOX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 10:00 A.M., FOX
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 10:00 A.M., CBS
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants, 10:00 A.M., FOX
Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins 10:00 A.M., FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals 1:05 P.M., FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos, 1:25 P.M., CBS
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:25 P.M., CBS
New England Patriots at Houston Texans, 5:20 P.M., NBC