Happy New Year, everyone!
It's the final day of football in the 2011 regular season - and the first day of football in 2012. Here's your open thread for the early games.
Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Horrible team faces underperforming but talented team. Watching Rex Grossman and Michael Vick compete in an interception-throwing competition should be entertaining. Maybe Vince Young can join in, too.
Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
This would be a terrific game if the Packers weren't resting most of their good players, including Aaron Rodgers. The Lions can earn the fifth seed with a win today - and if they win, the Atlanta Falcons won't have anything to play for against the Bucs later today.
New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins aren't playing for anything, but the Jets can somehow still make the playoffs - if Oakland loses to San Diego, and Cincinnati loses to Baltimore, and Houston beats Tennessee. That's a lot of ifs.
Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
This is truly a nothing game. Nothing at stake - except draft position for the Bills, I guess.Scratch that, the Patriots are playing for home field advantage in the playoffs.