Tennessee at Denver, 2:05 p.m., Ch. 2 • We pretty much know what the Broncos are about at this point, right? No further discussion needed? Good. Let's discuss the underdiscussed Titans a bit then. Ummmm … Chris Johnson is a pretty good running back. … Ummmm … Their owner, Bud Adams, just died. … Ummmm … OK, that was a mistake. Never mind. Broncos it is, then. So, that Peyton Manning is pretty good, eh?
Seattle at San Francisco, 2:25 p.m., Ch. 13 • OK, so the down-to-the-wire, back-and-forth, tooth-and-nail fight everyone expected them to wage for the division title hasn't materialized. That doesn't mean it's unrealistic to expect THIS game to be close unless, of course, you take into account the Seahawks winning the teams' last two games by a combined 648-2 (or something like that). Whatever. I think it's going to be close, and I'm not going to let facts dissuade me.
Carolina at New Orleans, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 5 • OK, I can buy some people really believed early on the Saints would be the division favorites, thanks to Sean Payton's return. But seriously, who's trying to convince me they picked the Panthers way back when? Show of hands. OK, I see you all. And you're a liar, and you're a liar … and, yeah, you over there you're a liar, too. Unlike your boasts, though, the Panthers appear to be for real.