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Tuesday: We learned a new party trick: how to quickly tell which end zone belongs to which team.
Wednesday: Read only if wrapping your mind around a new definition of backward won’t give you a brain cramp.
Thursday: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to get ready for the postseason! Part One: How the Postseason Works.
I’m just going to level with you all. For this late in the season…there isn’t a wealth of spectacular games to choose from this weekend. However, there are few things to keep an eye on.
Normal Girl Game of the Week
Packers at Cowboys, 4:25pm EST on FOX
America’s worst defense matches up against America’s worst able-to-recover-from-losing-their-starting-quarterback in America’s Game of the Week on FOX. All the same, the Cowboys and the Packers playoff hopes are both (precariously) on the line. It’s like the 1960s all over again…but far, far worse.
Also on the Radar:
1. Houston at Indy is a good game disguised as a terrible game – a 2-11 Texans team up against the division leading 8-5 Colts. Those records don’t take into account that the Colts have been struggling like all get out over the past few weeks, and the Texans nearly stole a game from the Patriots a few weeks ago. So that should be a telling AFC South matchup.
2. Also watch-worthy: Jay Cutler’s return to the Bears against a not-as-bad-as-they-seem Browns team – another “bad” team that almost stole a game from the Patriots.
3. Speaking of the Patriots, this could be the week in which they actually lose the games they seem destined to lose, as has been the case for most of the past month. The Dolphins are still very much in the middle of the AFC scrum for the last wildcard spot and one would think that their play will probably reflect that motivation. However, one should also think that the Patriots are the Patriots…and will probably win by 50 just because everyone thinks that they won’t.