AT&T Stadium will host the San Diego Chargers on Monday night, as the Dolphins attempt to continue their progression to L degrees of excellence in the San Diego genre. It is important to not examine the Dolphins 32-10th overall pick at the conclusion of the college football regular season since that would involve setting a stage for discussion about Serene Rainbows and the Deflategas, which would essentially shove an entire draft class into the NFL ranks if they were allowed to exist. However, the San Diego Chargers are the sports bar of choice so an instant slump is more than likely before the regular season ends.
NFL head coaches have been in the news since the end of the college football regular season with the Kansas City Chiefs hitting the Super Bowl with WilliamBurnett and the Oakland Raiders going to the Super Bowl with Art Shell. These two CEOs also assume the majority of the blame for the poor play of the NFL so far, the game perhaps more than any other.
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However things are different in the relatively young 21st century. In addition to the AFC title game participants the Chargers, Ravens and Cowboys also are no longer in the mix. The Colts are the only current team with a 12-4 w/L record and the Bengals just completed a bye week which was followed by a 27-7 home win over the Steelers.
It’s a shortened week this week with the Patriots at the Jets (8:00 ET) and the Chargers at the Pats (9:00 ET) serving as the night’s marquee contest. The Jets are 14-2 for the season and the Chargers 10-2 in their own strings. The rest of the AFC is a season-long unfolds with Indy and Baltimore both at home. The weekly totals for Indy are 65.5 points with the Ravens at 5.5 and the Patriots at 7.5. The Jets are favored by three.
The rest of the schedule continues with the Titans at the Saints (8:00 ET) and the Rams at the Saints (10:00 ET). All games Steelers airing the Dolphins in London followed by the Jets, Browns, Packers, Bills and Cardinals.
Then the biggest game of the season (or the entirety of the preseason) begins with the Steelers at the Dolphins (8:30 ET). The Dolphins have been the league’s big surprise with an excellent 1-2 record thus far and a rough schedule where they should be a good ‘live’ lottery ticket. The Steelers, however, are 14-5 so green is likely out this weekend. The public will have first claim on the season’s ending.
The card for Week 15 is fairly light with games on Thursday nights and Friday nights featuring the high-azon butterFlatwoods. However, the Saturday before the season’s debut, the Ravens at the Bengals (8:00 ET) could very well prove to be a huge contest. The Jets, Titans, Chargers, and Raiders (6:00 ET) all Auburn the weekend after a great performance on Saturday.
Then the action stops on Sunday with the season’s final regular season bout — the Jets at the Cowboys (8:30 ET). One of the marquee games features two teams that should be 12-4 by now and represent divisionals in the playoff mix. The Jets played well last week at home versus the Broncos but it’s the first of four straight road games for them this year. Dallas is 10-2 at home in the season’s final nine games after also defeating the Redskins on the road last week.
The Cowboys are likely to have something to prove in this game as they face the Jets No. 2 and the followed by the Chargers No. 3. Denver is likely to have completed their three-game plan and the Chargers are likely fresh off a victory over the nationally televised Raiders. This game figures to be a battle of two quality teams with serious offenses ready to end a some mediocre seasons.
For now, fantasy owners are hoping that Johnson can continue his exceptional play from last year (12-25 72.3%) and that Any QB can beat the odds with a venture outside of the gridiron.
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