It’s Week 10 and goodness gracious, how did we get to double digits so quickly?
The Dallas Cowboys are the cherry on top of this glorious Sunday action as they’ll host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football. It’s a big game that’s going to tell us a lot about both Dallas and Minnesota, but before the game actually arrives there are other contests that we’ll be paying attention to.
This late in the season there are other teams that we’d like to see lose to benefit the Cowboys. Here is the official guide on who to root for this week.
EARLY GAMES: Bears, Jets, Buccaneers, Falcons
To be perfectly honest there isn’t a whole lot at stake for the Cowboys in the early slate of games this week. Chicago is playing Detroit (where Dallas will be next week) and as the Bears have more losses (they’re 3-5 to Detroit’s 3-4-1) they’re the preferred team to win.
The New York Jets will be playing the New York Giants, the rare game between them where one of them has to play out of the visiting locker room. We’re always rooting against division rivals although if you want to get really far in rooting interests you can say you’d prefer the Giants to win so as to damage draft position since they’re not going to be a playoff contender.
Tampa Bay is playing Arizona and is the worse team so go Buccaneers, finally the Falcons are taking on the New Orleans Saints and they (New Orleans) are the only real legitimate NFC playoff contender throughout this window of games so we’d like to see them lose.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be hosting the Los Angeles Rams who look to be a team that will have to rely on a Wildcard playoff berth thanks to what the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are doing. If it comes to that for the Cowboys it would be nice to have as few other teams hanging around as possible.
Finally, the Carolina Panthers will be at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Here’s hoping they beat Aaron Rodgers because, well, it’s Aaron Rodgers.