For those who don’t believe in Santa, I have unimpeachable evidence that proves otherwise. This week we have NFL games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Does it get any better?
Due to COVID-19 postponements early in the year, we will now have seen football every day of the week this season. The last couple of weeks of the season will be interesting for many reasons. One thing I’m fascinated by is the new playoff format. With only one bye per conference, how hard will teams fight for the second through fourth seeds? With mostly empty buildings come playoff time, what is there to fight for? I always liked the two byes. I thought it was a fair tier system, rewarding the No. 2 seed with a week off and a home game, while the best team got the bye in addition to the luxury of not having to leave home as long as it remained alive. The upside of this rule tweak is we get more games to watch on wild-card weekend and more games to bet on, so who am I to complain?
Let’s find some winners under the tree to unwrap for Week 16.