The standings in the AFC East Division will remain unchanged this week, as all four teams are on their bye week at the same time. For Buffalo Bills fans, this means that we can revel in the beautiful late-autumn weather. Maybe we can partake in whatever our significant others want us to do over the weekend—for me, that means furniture shopping—but the possibility of watching football games for the pure joy of it may be alluring to some of us.
Depending on your living area and your television or streaming options, you’ll have the chance to watch a host of different games. If you reside in the Buffalo area, the CBS local game for the day is the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, with a FOX matchup of the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons. In the Hudson Valley, my neck of the woods, we’ll be treated to the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At least it isn’t the Oakland Raiders versus the Arizona Cardinals.
The whole country, save those poor folks who will have to suffer through the Cardinals and the Raiders, will see the Philadelphia Eagles travel to face the New Orleans Saints in the FOX late game. Of course, those with other options that allow them to watch out-of-market games may choose to see other matchups, like the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals, which will feature first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson in his first NFL start. He is the last of the five rookie quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft to make his starting debut.
If you choose to watch some football, Bills fans, stop in and talk about it with us. Whatever you choose to do on Buffalo’s week off, we at Buffalo Rumblings hope you enjoy it.