Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NFL Match-Ups to Watch For Next Season

            Now that another NFL season is in the books, most NFL fans will feel the drag of the void felt without football. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't look forward to next year's biggest games. Now I've left out division games with the exception of the Rams' home opener in L.A. mainly because divisional games are always good games to watch. Here are a few match-ups that you should watch for next season (The NFL schedules don't come out until April).

Carolina vs. Denver: It's the rematch from Super Bowl 50 as Cam Newton looks to redeem himself after Carolina's embarrassing loss. However, there's a good chance Peyton Manning won't be opposing him at quarterback. Still, this could be the Thursday Night game that kicks off the regular season. Speaking of Super Bowl rematches...
Seattle vs. New England: The Seahawks are looking for some revenge of their own after their stunning loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 49. Both of these teams hate one another, which will add more hype to this match-up. This could be a Sunday Night Football match-up.
The Los Angeles Rams Home Opener: Now that the L.A. Rams are home, Hollywood football fans are giddy to see their original football team play again. Some teams that will make good opponents for the home opener include Arizona, Carolina, and Seattle.
The Last Home Game(s) for San Diego and Oakland: Could this be the last hurrah(s) for either San Diego and/or Oakland in their respective markets? With relocation rumors swirling around these franchises, it could be the final time that Raiders and Chargers fans will get to see their teams play before they possibly relocate.
Detroit vs. Dallas: A year after a controversial non-penalty eliminated the Lions from the playoffs, Detroit looks to get redemption in JerryWorld. However, they could be without star receiver Calvin Johnson as he contemplates retiring.
Dallas vs. Pittsburgh: If you're a fan of two historic franchises duking it out, this game is for you. These two teams have faced off three times in the Super Bowl with Pittsburgh holding a 2-1 edge. However, Dallas leads the all-time series 16-15.

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