Each Thursday, we'll rank the games from least to most watchable. The following Tuesday, we'll re-rank the games based on what actually went down. At season's end, we'll tally up the pre- and post-game rankings from throughout the year to determine the league's most and least watchable squads -- and the 30 teams in between. All times Eastern.
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14. Kansas City at Carolina, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Nice job against the Broncos, Chiefs. But we've gotta hear about you doing it again before we actually tune in.
13. Cincinnati at Dallas, 4:15 p.m., CBS
Let's see: A winless team with a banged-up QB against an elite squad still seething from losing to its archrival at home. We smell blowout. And we all know those ain't watchable.
12. Chicago at Detroit, 1:00 p.m., FOX
Matt Millen may be gone, but it doesn't mean the Lions don't still suck. But hey, at least the future's bright.
IT AIN'T GONNA BE EPIC, BUT HEY, IT'S FOOTBALL
11. New England at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m., CBS
There's a chance Game 3 of Red Sox-Angels could coincide with this game, meaning if Patriots fans aren't tuned in for the big Matt Cassel-J.T. O'Sullivan duel, why should you?
10. San Diego at Miami, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Imagine if the Chargers give the Dolphins a taste of their own medicine, lining up LT and Sproles in that Wildcat formation? That possibility alone is worth flipping over to see.
9. Indianapolis at Houston, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Dangerous game for the Colts, who will be rusty coming out of the bye week. And a golden opportunity for the winless Texans, who played with confidence last week against the Jags.
8. Atlanta at Green Bay, 1:00 p.m., FOX
We know we'll see one rookie QB named Matt, but will we see another? Even if Aaron Rodgers' shoulder is OK at the start of the game, one bad hit and Matt Flynn
will be opposite Matt Ryan. Too, two 2-2 teams is always a good time.
7. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1:00 p.m., FOX
Love the running games of both these teams. The Giants can do it all with Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw, while the Seahawks mix it up with Julius Jones and the bruising T.J. Duckett. Throw in a couple game-managing QBs who can turn into gunslingers when they need to and we'll be watching this one.
6. Minnesota at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (Monday), ESPN
The Vikings desperately need to turn things around and we have a hunch their underachieving defense will finally break through on the big MNF stage. The Saints, though, aren't stopped easily, leading the league in passing yards, so look forward to a classic irresistable force vs. immovable object game.
5. Buffalo at Arizona, 4:15 p.m., CBS
An unbeaten team playing a squad that just gave up 56 points, yet the spread is only one point? Vegas thinks it'll be a heckuva game and we agree.
4. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 8:15 p.m., NBC
The Steelers are beat up, but are still finding ways to win. The Jags are hoping to get on a little roll after last week's overtime win over Houston. Physical game with two tough QBs trying to hang in there against aggressive defenses.
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3. Washington at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m., FOX
The NFC East is like the SEC of the NFL -- seemingly every week, there's another huge, can't-miss game. The Eagles can't afford to drop below .500 in this deep division and the Redskins don't want to lose the momentum they've gathered after their no-show Week 1. Lots of offensive stars in this game (Donovan McNabb, DeSean Jackson, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss) that it'd be a shame if Brian Westbrook can't go.
2. Tampa Bay at Denver, 4:05 p.m., FOX
Master game breaker-downer Adam Duerson of SI.com will be giving this one his Game of the Week treatment Friday, so be sure to check it out. The Broncos' offense is gross (in a good way), its defense is gross (in a bad way) and the Bucs have enough talent on both sides of the ball to turn this into a sick cross-conference matchup.
1. Tennessee at Baltimore, 1:00 p.m., CBS
Once upon a time, this was one of the best rivalries in the league. Keith Bulluck says it still is. Watching Ray Lewis and company against speedy rookie Chris Johnson should be a ton of fun.