I always feel so lost during the bye week. Without any news, I can only think about the refs handing the Bills the game, injuries, and what other teams are up to. The NFL playoffs are predictably muddied after only four weeks, so it’s not really clear what teams are real and which ones are pretenders.
Your only option today is sit back and enjoy some football. Most of the Falcoholic crew is starting off with the Panthers Lions game, as that is expected to be both a good football game and have playoff implications. Atlanta obviously needs the Panthers to come back to earth after their Patriots upset. With a Carolina loss, Atlanta moves into first place in the NFC South.
Otherwise, the Buccaneers have already lost, and the Saints aren’t on a bye so we can’t root against them. Chat about whatever you are watching in the comments, and here’s the info you need to watch the most important game of the day for the Falcons.
Lions vs. Panthers key info
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan