With Cardinals On Bye, Other Games To Watch This Week


Dec 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) catches a touchdown pass against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Chicago Bears 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals are on the bye this week, so while the players are off doing whatever they are doing on their only Sunday off during the season, there are other teams in action, including other NFC West teams.  The San Francisco 49’ers are on a bye this week as well.

The Seattle Seahawks face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home.  The Hawks should have an easy time with this one.  Unfortunately, the 0-7 Bucs are going to turn to 0-8 and give the Hawks an 8-1 record while the Cards sit at home.

The St. Louis Rams will face the Tennessee Titans at home.  It is a very winnable game for them, especially if they play the way they did  against the Seahawks in their 14-9 loss on Monday night.  They need points on the board though.  They had 335 yards of offense on Monday night but only nine points to show for it.

The five star game of the week has to be …well, who am I kidding?  This week’s slate of games are less than impressive.  The Monday night game with the Chicago Bears traveling to the Green Bay Packers might be the best this week has to offer.  Indianapolis at Houston on Sunday night will be a bust.  The San Diego Chargers at Washington could have been good at one point, so could have the Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots.  Both look like duds.

That’s not to say don’t tune in.  It is football after all.  It’s just a suggestion that if you need to run that errand you’ve been putting off or need to get that lawn mowed or even get out to the last day of the Arizona State Fair, Sunday would be a good day to get out.  Of course there is the Philadelphia Eagles at the Oakland Raiders….wait, nevermind.  Carry on.