Monday Night Football: Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, and the Top Games in 2010
It is the perfect way to finish your Monday night.
For football fans, the weekend television lineup is the holy grail. It does not get any better than lounging in your La-Z-Boy, stuffing your face with pizza and beer, and talking football with your best friends.
But when the weekend passes and those rainy Mondays are getting you down, the perfect remedy is always a dose of Monday Night Football.
Here are some of the top MNF matchups to look forward to in the 2010 regular season.
Week 5: Minnesota Vikings Vs. New York Jets
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It's the battle of Brett Favre's old team vs. Brett Favre's new team. After all, everything in the NFL revolves around Brett Favre, right?
Anyways, this matchup should feature two stout defenses that have a good chance of appearing in the postseason.
Will Brett Favre be the same quarterback he was last year?
Will Darrelle Revis still stifle offenses and keep their top receiver captive on his island?
Will Mark Sanchez up his game in his sophomore season?
Will the Vikings offense be able to score without Sidney Rice?
These questions will be answered on Monday night, October 11th.
Week 8: Houston Texans Vs. Indianapolis Colts
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The Indianapolis Colts get a rematch of the Week 1 upset that nobody saw coming. The Texans absolutely dismantled their division foe, proving to the football world that they are a legitimate playoff contender.
They have been thought of as the next team to rise to prominence in the NFL for the past three years, but in order to do that, you have to beat the best. Before their 34-24 victory over the Colts, the Texans were 1-15 in that matchup in the franchise's history.
Will Peyton Manning get revenge?
Will Matt Schaub and Arian Foster execute their game plan perfectly and upset the AFC's top dog again?
Who will be Manning's go-to receiver at this point in the season?
This game will surely have playoff implications, and you can catch it on Monday Night Football on November 1st.
Week 10: Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Washington Redskins
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By this point of the season, we should know who got the better end of the Donovan McNabb deal that traded him from Philadelphia to in-division rival, Washington.
If McNabb can actually put some points on the board with his offense, the defense should hold its own to win some ballgames and put them in playoff contention. Head Coach Mike Shanahan is a mastermind and will have his team prepared week in and week out.
Will Kevin Kolb recover from his Week 1 concussion?
How much of an impact will Michael Vick have on the Eagles offense?
Will Albert Haynesworth put in the work to make his $100 million contract worthwhile?
Can Mike Shanahan pick a running back and stay with him for the entire season?
Answers to these questions, and more, can be found on Monday Night Football on November 15th.
Week 11: Denver Broncos Vs. San Diego Chargers
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It's the Monday Night Football debut of Tim Tebow. Of course it has to be on the list!
This AFC West contest will certainly help decide who goes to the playoffs, and who is watching it on TV like you and me. It's the perfect matchup of the old coach, Norv Turner, and the youngster, Josh McDaniels.
How much playing time will Tim Tebow see this late in the season?
Can the Chargers defense mesh and return to the dominant form of years past?
Will Vincent Jackson finally be on the field after his suspension and current contract holdout?
How will the Broncos offense last without Brandon Marshall?
It is going to be a great football season, and these Monday Night Football showdowns only make the season that much more exciting. Tune into Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden for this one on November 22nd.