Well, here’s today’s slate of early games. Mediocre match-ups abound, making us wonder how much worse it will get when the league expands its regular season to 18 games. It also remains to be seen how fantasy football leagues will react. As it is, most fantasy leagues are done prior to the final week of the regular season to avoid problems caused by teams resting their stars prior to the playoffs. If the regular season expands, there will also be more meaningless late season games for fantasy owners to deal with.

Of course, these concerns will seem trivial when the lockout comes down and we spend next fall crying, masturbating, and then crying and masturbating.

Today’s early games, rated on an increasingly arbitrary four-star system:

TEN @ MIA **
NYJ @ CLE **
CIN @ IND **
HOU @ JAC ***
MIN @ CHI **
CAR @ TB **
DET @ BUF *

bye: Raiders, Chargers, Packers, Saints

[ inspiration for picture found here ]