The second half of the full NCAA season begins this week and there are some good matchups, but frankly, it’s a soft week in general. The NFL has some more potent games for the schedule and the primetime games are all really strong this week. Both the CFL and English Premier League have full slates of games as well.
Week 8 of the NCAA season isn’t filled with great matchups but there are some games that will generate interest. Between ranked opponents, there is only one game this week with (19) Michigan going to Happy Valley to take on (2) Penn St at 7:30pm ET. Unfortunately, the classic rivalry game between USC and Notre Dame is on at the exact same time and is the other best matchup of the day. Conference play continues with just 5 weeks of regular season play remaining the run up the conference championship games looks to be strong this year.
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Over in the NFL, Week 7 is finally a week where all the primetime games are really solid. Starting with Thursday night’s KC/Oakland tilt and running through to Sunday night with Atlanta visiting NE and finally Monday night’s feature of Washington at Philadelphia. Other games of interest might be the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers hosting New Orleans and a solid matchup between Arizona and the LA Rams. Bye weeks continue with both Houston and Detroit idle this week as we approach the halfway mark of the NFL season.
The halfway point in the full fall sports season is always a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you are relieved that your volume has returned and you’re busy, but you wonder, have you done enough to capture the most business possible. How has your season been thus far? It is meeting your expectations, or are you disappointed? Let us know by commenting below. Have a great football week!