Even though the Texans don't play until tomorrow night, we're football fans and we're tuning in anyways. The NFL has eight early games on hand for us, allowing us to marvel at Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, while cringing at Blake Bortles and Kirk Cousins. Some of these matchu-ps look interesting and have playoff implications. Some of these match-ups look dire and have draft pick implications.
The Dolphins, led by Ryan Tannehill, are hoping to show they're the real deal against the favorite team of battery throwers everywhere, the Eagles, in the City of Brotherly Shove. DeMarco Murray will hope to produce against the Dolphins' defensive line.
The Bears are hoping to build upon their surprise win against the Chargers by taking on the Rams in St Louis. Jay Cutler will attempt to improve his franchise-leading stats, while the Rams' defensive line will be trying to eat him alive (and inflict dirty hits upon him, of course).
There you have it, football fans, your early game slate. Chat in the comments below about what you think about the games. The late games thread will open at 3:05 p.m.
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