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Minnesota at Green Bay, Week One

Monday, 7 p.m. Let's set the over-under on how many times Brett Favre's name is mentioned during the "Monday Night Football" telecast at 30. Though the new Jets quarterback will be nowhere near Lambeau Field, his ghost will linger at...

By David Larimer | September 5, 2008; 03:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Denver at Oakland, Week One

Monday, 10:15 p.m. ESPN Time heals all wounds. Except for the still-silver-and-black bruise on Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan. Take this conversation from Shanahan's press conference earlier this week. Q: When you first got here, I'm sure when you were playing...

By Matthew Bonesteel | September 5, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dallas at Cleveland, Week One

4:15 p.m. Did anyone get the feeling that Cowboys training camp was, I dunno, softer than a carton of Mallomars? At least that's the perception after watching "Hard Knocks" on HBO. (Not that I would last 30 seconds at an...

By Matthew Bonesteel | September 5, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

Carolina at San Diego, Week One

The Panthers are lacking punch. Literally.

By David Larimer | September 5, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Houston at Pittsburgh, Week One

1 p.m. At fellow Gameday blogger David Larimer's bachelor party last weekend, someone was perusing the NFL schedules (yes, it was quite the bacchanal) and pointed out that the Steelers' home schedule is quite bizarre. Looking up from the couch,...

By Matthew Bonesteel | September 5, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Week One

The Old Men and the Bay.

By David Larimer | September 5, 2008; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Arizona at San Francisco, Week One

You might not sit down and watch this, but a pair of expensive young QBs will

By Desmond Bieler | September 5, 2008; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

St. Louis at Philadelphia, Week One

1 p.m. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was sacked 44 times last season, third most in the NFL second most in his career behind a 45-sack season in 2000, his first year as a full-time starter. Rams quarterback Marc Bulger 37...

By Matthew Bonesteel | September 5, 2008; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Detroit at Atlanta, Week One

1 p.m. A prime Week 1 contender for the Mystery Game of the Week (you know, the game that no one watches because it isn't on at the sports bar when they run out of TVs). And really, why should...

By Matthew Bonesteel | September 5, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cincinnati at Baltimore, Week One

Ocho Cinco vs. Oh-No-Flacco

By David Larimer | September 5, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chicago at Indianapolis, Week One

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By Desmond Bieler | September 4, 2008; 02:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Washington at N.Y. Giants, Week One

The Giants say no one respects them. We say the Giants don't respect home-field advantage.

By David Larimer | September 4, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kansas City at New England, Week One

Patriots, meet the Curse of the Super Bowl Loser. Curse, Patriots.

By Desmond Bieler | September 4, 2008; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (4)

Jacksonville at Tennessee, Week One

It's a tough division -- somebody's gotta finish last

By Desmond Bieler | September 4, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seattle at Buffalo, Week One

The mismatches include one on the sidelines

By Desmond Bieler | September 4, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

N.Y. Jets at Miami, Week One

It's all about Brett Favre and how he fares with his first new team in 16 seasons

By Desmond Bieler | September 4, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (7)

 
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