The big story this week is Randy Moss and for good reason. He is an explosive playmaker, he's returning to the city where he made the name Moss synonymous with touchdowns and he has this guy, not sure if you've heard of him, named Brett Favre throwing to him.
The storylines on Monday Night Football are paint-by-number, no research needed. Anyone who has watched football for the past decade is familiar with Moss' trials and tribulations, failures and triumphs, not so humble beginnings and ugly endings in Minnesota. Oh yeah and Brett Favre was a Jet for a year.
Ron Jaworski, Mike Tirico, and John Gruden, well maybe not Gruden but surely Jaworski, will try to convince you that Favre returning to New York (I mean New Jersey) is a huge deal. I'm here to suggest it's not.
Number one, Favre was a Jet for a year and has no real cemented connection to the city or team. Number two, Moss' addition and presence will overshadow any Jets-Favre reunion feel and thirdly, the only two reasons this is a huge game is because the Jets and Vikings are both supposed to be contenders and the Vikings are 1-2 and need a win more than Donald Trump needs a haircut.
This week seems to provide less noteworthy match-ups compared to weeks past but nothing spells parity like the N-F-L.