With just days away the 2015-16 NFL Regular season starts and to get your football appetite working, we are going to present you with the Top 10 best NFL Games, that are always top rival games for the season starting with the 10th to the 1st game.
Rivalry game 10 is between the Seahawks of Seattle playing the 49’ers of San Francisco in Week # 7 on Thursday the 22nd of October 2015 at 8:25 PM ET and seen on CBS and NFL TV. These 2 teams are combined title holder of 3 straight NFC titles and last year in their 2 games last year they scored a combined 46 points. Lately the Seahawks have won 5 of the last 6 games, and we wonder if that trend continues.
Next our rivalry game 9 is between the Cowboys of Dallas playing the Packers of Green Bay in Week # 14 on Sunday the 13th of December 2015 at 4:30 PM ET at FedEx Field, and seen on Fox TV.
This game played at the famed Lambeau Stadium sees the teams lock horns as a rematch to the NFC Divisional game that took place in January 2015 as the Packers got by the Cowboys 26-21 in that very exciting game. We can expect a lot of the same game intensity in this exciting week 14 game. Green Bay has won the last 4 games they played against Dallas.
Rivalry game 8 again brings the Cowboys playing the Redskins of Washington in Week # 13 on Monday the 7th of December 2015 at 8:40 PM and seen on ESPN Monday Night Football this season.
This game is noted as on the long and enduring rivalry in the NFL between the Cowboys and the Redskins that dates way back to 1961. The 2 teams for 53 times in the last 54 years have played each other twice. Incredibly they have each won the 2 game series some 29 times.
The rivalry game 7 sees the Seahawks of Seattle playing the Packers of Green Bay in Week # 2 on Sunday the 20th of September from Lambeau Field and kick-off at 8:30 PM ET and seen on NBC Sunday Night Football this season.
They had what was called as the best game of the 2014-15 seasons in the NFC Title game in January 2015 as Seattle came back from 19-7 deficit to win the game 28-22 in a dramatic victory over the Packers in OT. The Packers and QB Rodgers are ready, but without star receiver J. Nelson out with a season ending injury, but still the Packers will be seeking their 5th Super Bowl Trophy this season in Super Bowl 50!
In rivalry game 6 the Bills of Buffalo are playing the Jets of New York in Week # 10 on Thursday the 12th of November 2015 at 8:25 PM and seen only on NFL TV.
This game will see the ex- Jets Coach R. Ryan now head Coach for the Bills come back to MetLife in a Thursday night game. Yes, Ryan was fired by the Jets after he ended the season with 4 wins and 12 losses. They say the Jets loss was the Bills gain as they signed Ryan for a deal that amounted to $27 Million, and they hope to continue improving from the Bills 9 wins and 7 losses last season.
Once again in rivalry game 5 we see the Packers of Green Bay who will play the Bears of Chicago in the Week # 1 game on Sunday the 13th of September 2015 at 1 PM ET and seen on Fox TV. The opening SBG Odds have the Packers the favorites at – 6 ½ with the Over/under 50 ½ and the Packers -265 on the Money Line,
One of the opening games of the season will bring back an old rivalry at Soldier Field in Week # 1. This will be just the 189th time these 2 long time rivals meet, and their series of game date back to the 1921 season. However as of late it has not been much of a rivalry as the Packers have been victorious in 12 of the last 15 games. But this year the Bears with a new coach will seek to win for a change.
The rivalry game 4 brings us the Giants of New York playing the Cowboys of Dallas also in Week # 1 on Sunday Night Football on the 13th of September at 8:30 PM ET and seen on NBC TV. The odds have the Cowboys favorites at – 5 ½ with the Over/under at 51 ½ and Dallas -240 on the Money Line.
This game will be the start of the 2015-16 NFL Season Sunday Night Football games on NBC. The Cowboys had a great 2014-15 season as they won a postseason game for the 1st time in some 6 seasons, and managed to miss the playoffs again. Everyone will be watching QB’s E. Manning of the Giants and QB T. Romo of the Cowboys as they play each other the 17th time in their careers in the NFL. In those games T. Romo has 9 wins and E. Manning has 7 wins, but E. Manning leads in their playoff games with 1 win to T. Romo’s no wins. Last season the Cowboys defeated the Giants in their only game of the season 31-21.
The rivalry in game 3 again sees the Cowboys in NFL Week # 2 as they play the Eagles of Philadelphia playing on Sunday the 20th of September at 4:35 PM ET and seen on Fox TV. This will be an interesting game since the 2014 NFL Offensive Player D. Murray left the Cowboys and joined the Eagle signing a 5 year $45 Million contract. Now with his loss, it will be very interesting to see how that will affect the running game of the Cowboys, and on the other hand see how RB Murray improves the Eagles running game.
Next to last is the rivalry game 2 with the Ravens of Baltimore playing the Steelers of Pittsburgh in Week # 4 on Thursday Night Football on the 1st of October 2015 at 8:30 PM ET and see on CBS TV.
In the ultimate 7 seasons the Ravens and the Steelers have played some 17 times since back in 2008, and the Steelers with 9 wins and the Ravens with 8 wins. Also, during those years the 2 teams have met in every stage of the Playoffs for the AFC. In 2014 the Ravens beat the Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game 30-17.
Then for the fans that Bet on NFL at an Online sportsbook we have the No. 1 rivalry game between the Patriots of New England and the Broncos of Denver, with game being played in Week # 12 on another Sunday Night Football TV showing on the 29th of November 2015 at 8:30 PM ET and seen on NBC TV.
Even with the effect of ‘Deflate Gate’ we will still be hearing the fans question as to who is the best quarterback in this match-up, QB Brady of New England or QB Manning of Denver. Most believe Brady answered that question with his win in last year’s SuperBowl. That plus the fact that of the 16 times the 2 teams played QB Brady has won 11 of those match-ups.
This may be the last chapter so be prepared as the 4 time Super Bowl Champ Brady takes on the 5 time MVP in the NFL QB P. Manning in the match-up at the Sports Authority Field in Denver in that Week # 12.