Three out-of-market NFL games to watch for this Sunday
Not all the NFL action is happening on Thanksgiving. Here are three other big games worth a look on Sunday.
Green Bay (7-3) at Atlanta (8-2), 1 p.m.
Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt "Matty Ice" Ryan. Doesn’t get much better than that, unless one considers that the Packers are on a hellacious four-game roll, have outscored their opponents 85-10 over the last three, and just cost Minnesota coach Brad Childress his job.
Tampa Bay (7-3) at Baltimore (7-3), 4:15 p.m.
If the Ravens can capitalize on playing four of their final six games M&T Bank Stadium, they’ll start the postseason at home, which has never happened under coach John Harbaugh. It starts with the Bucs, this year’s overachievers.
Philadelphia (7-3) at Chicago (7-3), 4:15 p.m., FOX
The Bears’ third-ranked defense pitched a shutout against Miami last week, but the Dolphins don’t generate anywhere near the electricity Michael Vick does for the Eagles.