NBC Sports has listed 10 intriguing NFL games for 2009 such as:
1. Week 1, Sept. 13: Bears at Packers
NBC executives were probably exchanging awkward high fives just like Bears fans when they upgraded from Kyle Orton to Jay Cutler. Now we get Sweet Bay Jay’s Bears debut in the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The NFC North is shaping up to be a bloodbath between the Bears, Packers, and Vikings, so all their matchups hold weight.
2. Week 1, Sept. 14: Patriots at Bills
The return of Tom Brady from ACL surgery! The debut of Terrell Owens in Buffalo! Dick Jauron and Bill Belichick try to avoid making facial expressions! This game will be over-hyped by August, but we’ll still tune in.
If Buffalo wants back in the AFC East race, they need to start winning at home in the division; they went 0-6 in division last year. A season-opening win over the big bad Patriots, who have beat them eleven straight times, would be a huge.