The Seattle Seahawks may have rolled Arizona like a hot Hawk through a helpless Cardinal Thursday night but that doesn't mean that there aren't compelling games to watch on this week's slate of games. The good folks at examiner.com offer you their recommendations and the reasons why.
10:00 a.m. PDT, Chicago @ Washington: If the Bears beat the 'Skins (or whatever they are called by 10:00 a.m Sunday) they will only be a game behind Seattle in the all-important battle for home field should the two teams meet in January. The Seahawks have two reasons to want to play Chicago at home. The 12th Man would create more than a few problems for Jay Cutler and his bruins, and have you ever been to Chicago in January? Brrr.... Bears at Skins is available on DirecTV Sunday Ticket Channel 707.
1:05 p.m. PDT, San Francisco @ Tennessee: The 49ers seem to have gotten their act together. While the Seahawks can rest comfortably in the knowledge that their Hawks have a game lead plus a game in hand against the Niners there is that spectre of plying them in Candlestick in December. Additionally, we just learned from NFL.com yesterday that Washington Husky Golden Boy Jake Locker is expected to return from his hip and leg injuries to start against San Francisco. Niners at Titans is available on Q13 Fox locally, and DirecTV Sunday Ticket Channel 712 outside the Pacific Time Zone.
5:25 p.m. PDT, Denver @ Indianapolis: Denver is the odds on favorite to make it to the Super Bowl. The Hawks aren't quite odds on but they are the favorite in the NFC. Who am I kidding? The reason to watch these two horsies go at each other is because Peyton Manning is mad as hell at Colts owner Jim Irsay. Irsay remarked this week that he is disappointed that the Colts only won one Super Bowl while Peyton was in Indy. Expect Manning to waggle his fingers and audible into plays that will put up 100 points if he can. Broncos at Colts is available on NBC King 5 locally, and the stations of the National Broadcasting Company coast to coast.