Pat’s update: This will be our afternoon thread.
We are one week away from the 2019 NFL season closing proper. The San Francisco 49ers took care of their business on Saturday, beating the Los Angeles Rams thanks to Jimmy Garoppolo doing Jimmy Garoppolo things yet again.
So that means we have some games this weekend. The NFL already had four games on this week which thins the schedule, but there’s still some stuff that would be interesting to watch today.
The first is obviously Seahawks vs. Cardinals. For no reason other than to see the Seahawks drop one. I’m not sure if that’s really a good thing as if the Seahawks drop a game, they might get ticked with the 49ers coming to town. For the 49ers, it doesn’t matter if the Seahawks win or lose. For the Seahawks, those precious playoff seeds are at stake. Let’s see what they do.
The big morning game is New Orleans Saints against Tennessee Titans. That’s something that has implications on playoff seeding. The Titans are also a possible playoff team depending on if the Pittsburgh Steelers can get bumped by the Jets today, but that’s asking an awful lot.
Today’s Toilet Bowl is the Cincinnati Bengals vs. the Miami Dolphins. Good luck with that if you have anything in there for fantasy purposes. Speaking of underwhealming, you can watch that great NFC East action with Cowboys-Eagles. The only thing to take from this is one of them will go to .500.
What’s everyone watching?
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins, 10:00 A.M., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets, 10:00 A.M., CBS
New York Giants at Washington. 10:00 A.M., FOX
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts, 10:00 A.M., FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 10:00 A.M., CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons, 10:00 A.M., FOX
New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans, 10:00 A.M., FOX
Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers 1:05 P.M., CBS
Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos, 1:05 P.M., CBS
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks 1:25 P.M., FOX
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles 1:25 P.M., FOX
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears, 5:20 P.M., NBC