Last week: 2-2
On the season: 7-6
Eagles @ Bills – This will be one of the few games this season I won’t be able to see my Eagles in person or live on “regular TV.” I live in North Jersey, and therefore the 1pm game that will be televised in my area is Seahawks-Giants. When I look at the Eagles’ schedule, I see maybe 2-3 more games this season where this will happen, and even less if the Eagles can somehow pull themselves out of their funk. DirecTV pays the NFL billions for the exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket, and pass that ridiculous cost onto their customers, by offering the Ticket for $340 (see picture to the right). For a reasonable price (and I don’t know what that is – $150? Maybe even $200?), I’d buy the Ticket even though I may only need it 3 times this season. But for $340? No thanks. I’ll pass just on principle. Instead, I’ll find an overseas feed online, watch it on my computer, and simply hope that the feed doesn’t fall too far behind. Nobody wins. Good job, NFL.
Anyway, for the third straight week, I’m looking at the Eagles, then looking at the team they’re facing, I’m noting the wild difference in overall talent between the 2 teams, and I’m taking the Eagles… again. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times… Eh…
Seahawks @ Giants – An argument could be made that the Giants have been outplayed by their opponent for the majority of each of their first four games, and have somehow won
2 3 of them. The 10-point spread in this one is an indictment of how bad this Seahawks team is, and it certainly doesn’t help the Hawks that they’re flying 3,000+ miles to play a 1pm road game on the East Coast. Last year, the Giants went to Seattle and pounded the Seahawks, to the tune of 41-7. This game will get most of my attention this week (for the reasons above), and I don’t see much of a contest. Giants big.