This NFL season, I tell you...
If anyone outside of the New York-New Jersey area had the New York Jets beating up on (and completely outclassing) the Saints, raise your hand. Our own Ty Schalter did, but he was one of the few. Mike Ditka—you know, the Chicago Bears legend—was the only guy on ESPN's Monday Night Football panel to pick the Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers. Turns out he's a prophet. (Or, just a lucky homer.)
Not only is the season completely topsy-turvy, it also seems as if every single week brings us a new key player who suffers significant injury. This week, it's Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers who will be sitting out with a broken collarbone and won't be able to face off against the mercurial Philadelphia Eagles.
EJ Manuel is back after being cleared to play quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. They face off against the suddenly lowly Pittsburgh Steelers. It's the Bills who come into this game with a solid offense and outstanding defense. If you had that on your preseason scorecards, take a bow.