It's that time of year folks! Who to Root For is back.
As always, I realize the grammatically correct headline is "For whom to root", but the douce-level of that phrase is almost incalculable.
We start off with a relatively easy slate to pick this week, but as the season goes along and tie-breakers come into play, things will get more hairy. This column will strive to keep it all straight for you so you can scoreboard watch in confidence.
Saints over the Jets
Rams over the Titans
Bills over the Chiefs
Redskins over the Chargers
Steelers over the Patriots
Most of these are AFC teams playing NFC teams, so the rule of thumb is always to root for the NFC. The Pats and Colts are vying for a bye, so the Steelers are the play there. Same thing goes for Kansas City.
Just one minor one this week. Root for the Raiders over the Eagles. Indy isn't likely to need to worry about the Raiders, and a victory by Oakland boosts Indy's strength of victory tiebreaker. It's a minor point, but that's the reason this column exists.no comments