The National Football League announced the pre-season schedule a couple of days ago, and while the exact dates for games not nationally televised are yet to be determined, here are the four games for the three teams:
For the World Champions New York Giants the games are…
On the road against the Jacksonville
On the road against the New York Jets
At home against the Chicago Bears (CBS) August 24th 8:00 p.m. EST
At home against the New England Patriots
There are two games that pop up at me. Of course the second one, when the Giants will face its neighbors and the back up quarterback Tim Tebow. For a team that won it all to have almost all the media about the team next door that didn’t even make the post season has to be annoying, this is going to be a way that they could re pay all of that, especially if there is plenty of Tebow on the field. The other match up that does intrigue me is the last game, and while in this one the starters do not play much, it will be interesting how the two teams will be ready for one another after having met in the last Super Bowl.
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For the New York Jets the games are…
On the road against the Cincinnati Bengals
At home against the New York Giants
At home against the Carolina Panthers (FOX) August 26th 4:00 p.m. EST
On the road against the Philadelphia Eagles
For the team that has press conferences for their back up QB it’s going to be interesting to see how they handle the game against their neighbor, the NY Giants, especially if they unleash Tebow. And the other one is the last game, against the Philadelphia Eagles, in a battle of two teams that both should have been in the post season last year are now ready to try once again. I have to say that for both the Jets and the Eagles, if they do not play well in that one the questions will begin even before the season starts.
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For the Buffalo Bills the games are…
At home against the Washington Redskins
On the road against the Minnesota Vikings
At home against the Pittsburgh Steelers
On the road against the Detroit Lions
The first game in the quartet is the most interesting, as the Bills will face off against one the newest stars at the quarterback position. This should be fun to see how the much improved defensive line will face off with some one like Robert Griffin III, even if for only one or two drives. The third game, the match up when the starters play the most, it will be interesting to see the new and improve defense go up against Big Ben.
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