The Week 9 NFL schedule in 2010 is the halfway point for many teams. Also, the NFL schedule in 2010 for Week 9 is the time of year where teams try to prove the first half was, or wasn’t, a fluke. Within a month, playoff scenarios will become clearer – although this season has been dramatically unclear so far. For the Week 9 schedule, teams try to head into the second half with momentum, despite how fickle momentum has been so far.
The Jets had all the momentum in the world before last week, when they got nothing going against the Packers. Today, they hope to restore themselves against the Lions, although they may not offer an automatic win anymore.
Other games on the NFL schedule 2010 Week 9 at 1 pm have the Bucs and Falcons fighting for the NFC South lead, the Randy Moss-free Vikings hosting the Cardinals, and the AFC leading Patriots visiting Cleveland. Meanwhile, there is a game outside of American soil for the second straight week, although it has the 0-7 Bills hosting the iffy Bears in Toronto.
Back in America, the Saints hope they have snapped their early season slump, and seek to prove it at Carolina. The Chargers got an important win last week, and now need another one at Houston. In addition, the Dolphins look to continue their road magic against the Ravens.
On the 4 pm portion of the NFL schedule 2010 Week 9, eyes will be on Philadelphia, Oakland and Seattle. For the first time in years, anticipation is high for a Chiefs-Raiders game, since they actually lead the AFC West again. They used to be AFC powerhouses for years, but now teams like the Colts carry that bar.
The Colts look to go to 6-2 against the Eagles, who have Michael Vick back for now. Currently, the Eagles are playing catch-up to the Giants in the NFC East. The Giants are now considered the closest thing to an NFC favorite, and will try to keep it going at Seattle.
While the Giants are surging, much of the NFC East is in free fall. The Cowboys are the most glaring example, although the NFL schedule 2010 for Week 9 still has them in prime time. At 1-6, they may just be looking to avoid humiliation at Green Bay tonight.
After this week’s NFL schedule, every team will either be halfway through the season, or will have started the second half. Which squads will be ready to surge in November and December, and which ones will drop back down to Earth – if they haven’t already?
NFL.com- “NFL Schedule: Regular Season”