Nine Is Fine For Must Watch Games For 2016 NFL Season
With the start of the 2016 NFL regular season quickly approaching, this expert look at the must watch games of the 2016 NFL online betting season will show that…nine is just fine!
This fun-filled look at my nine must-see matchups of the 2016 regular season will both, inform and entertain.
Nine Is Fine For Must Watch Games For 2016 NFL Season
Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos -1.5
Week 1: Thursday, September 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
The Carolina Panthers will be looking or revenge against the Broncos for their humbling Super Bowl 50 loss against Denver and I think Carolina will get it. The Broncos are going to have a bullseye on their collective backs all season long, but more importantly, they’ll have lot of mediocre play at quarterback this season with veteran Mark Sanchez likely getting the nod as the starter to open the season.
Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots -2
Week 9: Sunday, November 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
This rematch of Super Bowl 49 is must-see TV and a possible Super Bowl 51 preview all in one! Will Russell Wilson and the Seahawks get their revenge while delivering message to the Patriots or will Tom Brady and the Pats hold it down at home while gearing up for another extended postseason run? No matter what happens, this intriguing Inter-conference matchup, is one of the biggest must-watch games on the entire 2016 docket.
Houston Texans at Denver Broncos -6.5
Week 7: Monday, October 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
The Houston Texans will look to get the road upset in this interesting Week 7matchup behind new starting quarterback Brock Osweiler, who would love nothing better than to show Broncos general manager John Elway that he made a huge mistake by failing to re-sign him. Houston has legitimate Super Bowl hopes and a great defense that could force more than one turnover from whoever starts under center for the Broncos in this affair!
Cleveland Browns at Washington Redskins -7.5
Week 4: Sunday, October 2 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
I know the Cleveland Browns aren’t expected to reach the postseason in 2016 and I don’t have the Washington Redskins getting there either, but that doesn’t matter as far as this Week 4 inter-conference matchup is concerned. You see, new Browns quarterback Robert Griffin IIII makes his first appearance against a Washington franchise that benched and a basically turned its back on the former No. 2 overall pick. Can RG3 rekindle the magic that made him the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012 or will Washington head coach Jay Gruden have an ‘I told you so’ moment at Griffin’s expense? I’m going with the former – and an easy cover the Cleveland.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals PK
Week 15: Sunday, December 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
This AFC North rivalry is always a knock-down, drag-out affair, but this Week 15 matchup could decide which one of these AFC North title hopefuls get in the playoffs. Lest anyone forget, the last time these two met, the Steelers recorded a hard-fought 18-16 road win in a contest that ended with a bunch of shenanigans, including Vontaze Burfict’s cheap shot n Antonio Brown that cost him the first three games of this suspension.
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks -3
Week 13: Sunday, December 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Carolina at Seattle will meet up in a Week 13 matchup that could turn out to be the best game on the entire 2016 docket. Will the Seahawks formidable defense have an answer for superstar Cam Newton and conversely, Can Carolina’s stout defense find a way to put the clamps on Seattle’s Russell Wilson? Seattle will be looking for revenge for their humbling 27-23 home loss to Carolina last season and I think they get it – before meeting the Panthers in the NFC title game weeks later.
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers (TBD)
Week 7: Sunday, October 23 at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS
The Patriots and Steelers will square off in a Week 7 pairing that could be a preview of the AFC Championship game. Tom Brady makes his third start of the season for New England in this matchup, but the Steelers will have gifted running back Le’Veon Bell back by the time this intriguing contest takes place. Injuries have derailed the Steelers in each of the last two seasons, but they could send a huge message to their conference rivals in this contest, making this Week 7 AFC clash a must-watch game this coming season.
Dallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers -8.5
Week 10: Sunday, November 13 at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX
I know this matchup doesn’t have the same attractiveness to it that some of the other elite pairings on this list, but if you’re an old-school football fan that remembers the days when the Steelers and Cowboys staged some of the most memorable meetings in NFL history, then you’ve got to be excited about this Week 10 pairing. The Cowboys will have a new look in 2016 with gifted running back Ezekiel Elliott playing a major role, but the ‘Boys will have their hands full in trying to beat a Steelers team that is has legitimate Super Bowl 51 hopes.
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Week 16: Saturday, December 24 at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX
The Cardinals and Seahawks will stage a seriously intriguing Week 16 NFC North divisional battle that could have postseason and division title implications for both teams. Interestingly enough, the Seahawks have pretty much owned the Cards the last couple of seasons, handing their division rivals a pair of 30-point losses along the way.