As the NFL continues its investigation on him, Brett Favre will once again return to Lambeau field to face more boos. This was a huge event last year, when Favre came in and threw 4 touchdown passes and led the Vikes to a win. It feels a little different this time, since he’s playing arguably the worst football of his career right now despite all of the talent surrounding him. Randy Moss returns to Green Bay in a Vikings uniform in this one too, here’s hoping he doesn’t moon the crowd. This game features two teams who have been very disappointing, with most figuring both would have an easy time getting to the playoffs. Instead they’ll need to win this game to keep pace with Chicago for the division lead.
Speaking of disappointing teams, San Diego needs to start winning now if it want to win its 5th consecutive AFC West title. Unfortunately for the Chargers, it won’t be easy with many key players injured right now, including top receivers Antonio Gates, Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee. They also have to face a Patriots team who is a bit under the radar despite a solid start. Luckily for the Chargers, they will play this one at home, where they have looked spectacular in their two games so far this year and have had great success at Qualcomm under Philip Rivers and Norv Turner.
In Miami, the Steelers come to town to face a Miami team who is off to a decent 3-2 start and upset Green Bay a week ago. Ben Roethlisberger makes his second start of the year for Pittsburgh after a decent start against Cleveland (it was Cleveland after all). The Steelers look like a playoff bound team so far, Miami will have to keep winning to make it in the tough AFC East division.
In the Monday night game, the Giants make a stop in Dallas to do their part in the Wade Phillips farewell tour. The Giants have really turned it on the past few weeks while the Cowboys lost yet another heartbreaker, despite 3 TD passes from Tony Romo. The Cowboys are the more desparate team right now, but Romo will be in tough this week against the Giants number one ranked defense.