Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Best Games of the 2011 NFL Season

Despite being marred in an ugly lockout, the NFL unveiled their regular season schedule.  We have known the opponents and venues for months, but now we finally know the dates in which they play.  While there are some games that are duds,(is anyone excited to see Carolina play anyone?) there are some games that have piqued my interest as a fan. 

Thursday, September 8th, 2011:  Packers vs. Saints:  The first matchup of the year is a real doozy, we get the last two Super Bowl champs duking it out at Lambeau Field.  Anytime you get Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers together, it is bound to be a compelling battle.

Sunday, September 19, 2011:  Eagles vs. Falcons:  Of course this game is a Sunday Night game, where Michael Vick makes his return to Atlanta, in a matchup of possible Super Bowl contenders.  The game is sure to feature announcers telling us what a great story Michael Vick is, and how great of a person he's become.  I will watch just to hear Vick showered with boos.

Sunday, November 6th: Ravens vs. Steelers:  This is a divisional game, so they play twice, but I love the football these two teams play.  Usually 13-10 games are completely boring, but these two teams slug each other in the gut, and every first down is earned.  The game in November should feature cold weather, and lots of violence.

Sunday November 6th:  Packers vs. Chargers:  Yes, we all know I am a big Charger fan, but this game should be compelling even if you don't like the Bolts.  It will be the first time Phillip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers meet in the pros.  Both teams are electric on offense, and play similar styles on defense.  The game could possibly be a Super Bowl preview, although Norv will probably screw it up.

Thursday November 24th:  49'ers vs. Ravens:  This game is interesting since it will be the first battle of Head Coaching brothers, as Jim and John Harbaugh battle in Baltimore.  The Niners probably won't be very good, but it is history.

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