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NFL Releases Kickoff Weekend Primetime Schedule


Here it is, in all its glory:

Thursday Sept. 10Tennessee at Pittsburgh  (NBC) – Super Bowl champs vs the team with 2008′s best record. Should be a good one.

Sunday Sept. 13:  Chicago at Green Bay  (NBC) – One of the oldest rivalries features two teams that missed the playoffs in 2008. Yawn.

Monday Sept. 14:  Buffalo at New England (ESPN) – Gee, I wonder why they scheduled this one? Could it have anything to do with the two most talented receivers never to have won a Super Bowl going head-to-head? Pats by 17.

Monday Sept. 14:  San Diego at Oakland (ESPN) – Is this some kind of sick joke? No, it’s the NFL honoring the 50th anniversary of the AFL with a Monday night double-header consisting of four original AFL franchises. Even though the AFL started in 1960, not 1959. Oh well, what’s one lousy year, right?

No NFC East teams. No love for the Cardinals or Falcons. With the exception of the first game, this schedule is lacking flavor. I’ll still watch all the games, but for Fantasy purposes only.

If you need more Packers and Raiders, no need to worry. They both play on Thanksgiving too. Ugh. What the hell is the NFL doing?