When your favorite NFL team is on a bye week, it can be a pretty boring Sunday. This week the Dallas Cowboys will be on their bye week, but what can fans do while they wait for next week? I think now would be a great time to check out other teams in the league. Here are some of the hot match-ups and teams to watch this Sunday.
Bills vs Jets:
The Buffalo Bills have lived up to their preseason hype as they stand at a record of 6-1. The Bills have been a Super Bowl favorite for the last couple of months and are still on pace to go.
Meanwhile, the New York Jets are doing very well with a 5-3 record. Yes, the Jets are on track to make the wild card… What timeline are we on again? Anyhow, I believe this match-up will be very tricky for the Bills. It is a conference game after all, so who knows what can happen. Definitely, a game to check out at 12:00 pm central time.
Seahawks vs Cardinals:
Wow, this crazy matchup is for football fans that want to see a young team perform to its best potential. This statement goes for the Seattle Seahawks. This team is in “rebuilding mode” and right now they lead the NFC West with a 5-3 record.
After trading their star Quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a bunch of draft picks, the Seahawks were projected to go 3-14 or somewhere around that. However, with the magic of Quarterback Geno Smith, the Seahawks have become a playoff contender. We also can't forget about their new star Running back Kenneth Walker lll.
Walker is on track to earning rookie of the year after his great performances throughout the season thus far. After coming out of Michigan State University, Seattle picked him up in the second round of the NFL draft last year. He has 461 yards so far and 5 touchdowns so far.
The Arizona Cardinals on the other hand are desperate for some wins. Being 3-5 isn't a strong look for a team that made the playoffs last season. This game is important for the Cardinals, but maybe not as important to Quarterback Kyler Murry as playing Call of Duty is. (He likes to play video games off the field a little too much.)
Titans vs Chiefs:
Possibly the game of the week. Both 5-2 Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans will battle it out for (somewhat) control in the AFC. While the Bills are still owning that conference, a win for either of these teams is important to help them steal the 1 seed from the Bills.
While Patrick Mahomes is… well, Mahomes, the rest of the Chiefs team looks great. The defense finally seems to be stepping up in bigger games, and the offense is just as good as it normally is.
With the Titans, things have been messy. After losing their first 2 games to the Giants and Bills, the Titans have won 5 straights, however, 4/5 of those wins were only by one score. Also, it's not bad to mention that all the teams the Titans have beaten, are not very good.
While this game seems like the Chiefs will slaughter the Titans, don't be too surprised if it's close. The Chiefs have always had trouble against the Titans over the last couple seasons. With a running back like Derrick Henry, anything is possible in this game. If your looking for a high scoring type game, this is the way to go.
There are many other games that will be played over this Sunday, but these three are the ones that caught my attention.