The bye week is bittersweet for Detroit Lions fans. On one hand, we get to watch football stress-free and don’t need to worry about the devastating feeling of a Lions loss. On the other hand, the entire league can be a bit boring without the Lions. NFL football is a very good product, but without that passionate connection to a team, there’s definitely something missing.
But for those of you that aren’t taking the week off with the Lions, there’s an... okay set of game for Week 6. So today’s Question of the Day:
What is the most interesting game on the slate for Week 6?
My answer: Normally, I would pick an NFC game, since it would have some sort of implications for the Lions, but the slate of games leave much to be desired. Falcons-Buccaneers is probably the best of the slate, but both teams are probably pretty bad right now. Elsewhere in the NFC we’ve got Carolina-Washington, which could be alright.
But the real action is in the AFC. Chiefs-Patriots to finish the night could be a really fun game, as could the interconference game between the Jaguars and the Cowboys.
Overall, though, it’s just not that great of a matchup week, which means most of Sunday will probably be spent on the Red Zone channel.