TV Games to Circle
Sunday, Sept. 13, 8:20 (NBC)
Bears at Packers: Two words. Jay Cutler. Many think that with a new team and little to complain about, the 26-year-old quarterback has what it takes to make the Bears a playoff contender. What better way to test that theory than with a game against Aaron Rodgers and the Pack in Week 1?
Or check out: Titans at Steelers, 8:30 tonight (NBC).
Sunday, Sept. 20, 8:20 (NBC)
Giants at Cowboys: It's like a gift from the NFC East Gods, as you can watch the Eagles play host to the Saints at 1, grab some dinner, sit back and watch these division rivals battle it out against each other — in prime time.
Or check out: Ravens at Chargers, 4:15 (CBS).
Sunday, Sept. 27, 1 (Fox)
Falcons at Patriots: Matt Ryan is a year into being a "franchise quarterback," so here's your chance to gauge where he stands in comparison with one of league's premier quarterbacks, Tom Brady.
Or check out: Colts at Cardinals, 8:20 (NBC).
Monday, Oct. 5, 8:30 (ESPN)
Packers at Vikings: The Week 8 rematch at Lambeau Field will be even sweeter, but it'll still be worth a look to watch Brett Favre play against the team he defined.
Or check out: Bengals at Browns
Sunday, Oct. 11, 1 (CBS)
Bengals at Ravens: A clash between Cincinnati's offense vs. Baltimore's defense is the best bet as you flip between this one and the Eagles-Bucs game on Fox.
Or check out: Colts at Titans, 8:20 (NBC).
Sunday, Oct. 18, 1 (CBS)
Browns at Steelers: An AFC North battle royale. Who will Browns coach Eric Mangini choose to lead the charge against the defending Super Bowl champions? Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn?
Or check out: Cardinals at Seahawks, 4:05 (Fox).
Monday, Oct. 26, 8:30 (Channel 6, ESPN)
Eagles at Redskins: It'll be the Birds' only "Monday Night Football'' appearance of the season. Last year when the Birds played a Monday night game against a division foe, they fell at Dallas in an offensive slugfest, 41-37.
Or check out: Falcons at Cowboys, 5 (Fox).
Sunday, Nov. 1, 4:15 (Fox)
Giants at Eagles: Wildcat formation featuring Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson vs. a Giants front line featuring Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Rocky Bernard. Enough said.
Or check out: Vikings at Packers, 1 (Fox).
Sunday, Nov. 8, 8:20 (NBC)
Cowboys at Eagles: It's tough not to have the Eagles for 3 straight weeks, given the magnitude of these games.
Or check out: Cardinals at Bears, 1 (Fox).
Sunday, Nov. 15, 8:20 (NBC)
Patriots at Colts: Two of the NFL's best quarterbacks, two of the elite receivers, along with two of the ... you get the point.
Or check out: Bengals at Steelers, 1 (CBS).
Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 (FOX)
Redskins at Cowboys: Again, it really doesn't get any better than watching division rivals beat each other up. Plus, this one is the appetizer to the Eagles' Sunday night clash with the Bears.
Or check out: Chargers at Broncos, 4:15 (CBS).
Sunday, Nov. 29, 8:20 (NBC)
Steelers at Ravens: Who doesn't love a good rivalry? In this one, you get the two best teams in the AFC North. Keep an eye on Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (eight sacks, two interceptions for touchdowns in 2008).
Or check out: Cardinals at Titans, 1 (Fox).
Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 (Fox)
Eagles at Falcons: Homecoming for Michael Vick in a game that's sure to be an oddity for fans of both teams, as they watch him scramble around the Georgia Dome in midnight green.
Or check out: Cowboys at Giants, 4:15 (Fox).
Sunday, Dec. 13, 4:15 (CBS)
Chargers at Cowboys: A chance to watch "LT'' run roughshod against the Cowboys' defense and Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman get after quarterback Tony Romo, before the Eagles' Sunday night clash at the Giants on NBC.
Or check out: Panthers at Patriots, 1 (Fox).
Sunday, Dec. 20, 1 (Fox)
Packers at Steelers: This one could go two ways. The Green Bay offense could make this one a shootout for the ages or it could stumble as the Steelers romp. We are not hoping for the latter.
Or check out: Giants at Redskins, Monday, Dec. 21, 8:30 (ESPN).
Sunday, Dec. 27, 1 (CBS)
Broncos at Eagles: The highly anticipated homecoming for Brian Dawkins. Win or lose, this figures to be an emotional game for Eagles players and fans alike.
Or check out: Cowboys at Redskins, 8:20 (NBC).
Sunday, Jan. 3, 1 (Fox)
Eagles at Cowboys: The season-ending rematch of last year's 44-6 rout that sent the Eagles into the playoffs en route to an NFC Championship Game berth.
Or check out: Packers at Cardinals, 4:15 (Fox).
Note: Some games are subject to time change once flex scheduling begins in Week 11.