Who to Root For: Bye Week Edition

It’s way too early to scoreboard watch, but so many of you have been begging for “Who to Root For”, that I’m hard pressed to hold off any longer.

Given that all any of us can do today is scoreboard watch, let this be your rooting guide for the weekend:

Easy Calls:

As always, inter-conference games are simple:  root for the NFC.

Bengals @ Falcons

Eagles @ Titans

Also, we can pretty safely root for a bad team playing a good one:

Buffalo @ Baltimore

Jacksonville @ Kansas City

We root against the South, and for a team not named San Diego to win the West.

Pittsburgh @ Miami

There aren’t a lot of losses on the schedule for the Steelers.  I think they are the best team in football.  Let’s hope they take a loss tomorrow that puts them back even with Indianapolis on the season.  Win by the Dolphins also keeps pressure on the Pats and Jets.

Coin Flips

Oakland @ Denver

This game probably won’t matter.  However, Oakland gives their #1 pick to New England (gooooo Oakland!), however, we do play them at the end of the year, so it would be nice to be sure they have nothing to play for.  Go with the Raiders anyway.

New England @ San Diego

I’m on the record saying I think San Diego wins this game big.  Ignore the records for a moment.  The Charges do best (pass the ball) what the Pats do worse (defend the pass).  I know the Chargers are banged up, but I don’t believe in New England at all. I mean at all.  Rooting for the Chargers is always a dicey proposition, and it could come back to haunt us later.  Frankly, I’m rooting for fire to fall from the sky and consume both teams whole.

I’ll be around for the early games on Twitter. Be sure to follow Luke and Joe as well.

Also, I’ll be on live with Jersey Johnny again at 12:30 on 1070 the Fan.  Be sure to tune in, or listen live here.