DeSean Jackson has already had a disappointing season for fantasy owners who burned a third-round pick on him. His yardage and yards per catch are way down this season, and he’s scored just twice all season. So with a matchup against the Cardinals’ terrible pass defense looming, Jackson is inactive for today’s game because he was late to a team meeting on Friday. Dammit, Andy Reid! Let that little concussion-prone burner run free! I’m trying to make the playoffs here.
Anyhoo, it’s a gigantic slate of early games, with the highlights being some key division matchups and a potential shootout between Buffalo and Dallas. There’s going to be smoke pouring out of the RedZone Channel for the next three hours; I fully expect Andrew Siciliano to collapse and die at 4:15 p.m. Eastern after the final game ends, John Henry-style.
Buffalo @ Dallas (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms) ★★★
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts) ★★★
Houston @ Tampa Bay (Marv Albert, Rich Gannon) ★★
Tennessee @ Carolina (Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots) ★★
Denver @ Kansas City (Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker) ★★
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis (Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein) ★
New Orleans @ Atlanta (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa) ★★★★
Arizona @ Philadelphia (Dick Stockton, John Lynch) ★★
Washington @ Miami (Chris Myers, Tim Ryan) ★
St. Louis @ Cleveland (Ron Pitts, Jim Mora Jr.) I award this game four dog turds.