Tonight’s Tennessee-Jacksonville has to be the worst prime-time game ever. Both teams are 2-12.
I don’t have the official data, but I can’t imagine there’s ever been a prime-time game this late in the season with two teams combining for a 4-24 record.
The rules mandate that each team plays on Thursday night. And the NFL wants to keep these short-week games intra-division affairs to maximize traditional rivalries.
Voila, Tennessee-Jacksonville in a battle for No. 1. The No. 1 draft pick, that is.
Good luck to Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in making this game interesting.