Monday, March 23, 2009

Giants To Play Broncos On Turkey Day

The NFL has announced, in what amounts to the first wave of announcements on the 2009 NFL schedule during the annual NFL meetings in California, the prime time games for Week One, as well as the games for Thanksgiving.

The World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the Tennessee Titans on September 10 at 8:15. The game will be televised on NBC.

Later that weekend, NBC will host the Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers in one of the NFL's oldest and most historic rivarlies on Sunday night.

With little suprise, considering that the Buffalo Bills recently signed Terrell Owens to a one year deal and the fact that Tom Brady is to return to the Patriots in September, ESPN will open its Monday Night schedule with the Bills @ Patriots; kickoff at 7:00 pm ET.

Unfortunately, the nation will be subjeceted to the Oakland Raiders for the second straight season on the back end of the Monday Night double bill opener. Last year, the Broncos crushed the Raiders 41-7 on opening night; later this year, expect the same as the Chargers visit Oakland.
If Chargers @ Raiders on opening night seems relatively familiar, it is. The two teams met on the Monday Night opener three years ago. I guess the NFL just can't enough of the Raiders.

On Thanksgiving the NFL will continue its tradition of boring people to tears. Yes, that means you will be subjected to another afternoon of Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboy football while you are stuffing your face or trying to avoid the in-laws.

The Lions and Packers will meet again on Thanksgiving day, again, for what seems like the 100th time. Meanwhile, the Cowboys play host to the Raiders. You can go to Vegas and lay the points in favor of the Packers and Cowboys right now.

At least the night cap on Thanksgiving will be interesting, that is if Jay Cutler is still a Denver Bronco. The Broncos are scheduled to play host to the New York Giants at 8:20, the game will be on the NFL Network.
All 32 team schedules for the regular season will be revealed in mid April. Pre-season schedules are usually announced in May.

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