Posted on: September 22, 2008 10:22 am
Edited on: September 22, 2008 10:24 am

Chargers Vs Patriots Countdown Clock

So, I was looking at the NFL section of Sportsline this morning and I noticed this countdown clock for a game 3 weeks away.  It is between the Chargers and the Patriots.  Now I ask you, and solicit your response, why on earth is there a countdown clock for that game?  It's a battle of a terrible defense versus a now meager offense.  There are many better games out there than this one that come before this game.  Granted if Merriman and Brady were in this game I could see the appeal.  This is just CBS clinging to the AFC because that is the conference that the hold the TV rights to.  Fox Sports is much better off this year because the best teams have emerged as NFC teams.  Think about it.  If you have to name the best teams for the season so far you will have more NFC than AFC in there.  Giants, Cowboys, Eagles, Packers should probably be top 5 with the Denver Broncos rounding it out.  But aside from the Broncos what other AFC team can you put in the top 5?  Note: the Broncos barely make it into the top 5 because their defense isn't stopping anybody and bad call has them 3-0 instead of 2-1.  The Steelers are good, but proved yesterday they weren't better than the NFC teams named here.  Colts are not good.  Patriots lost to the Dolphins yesterday...where was the defense and Randy MossBills are 3-0 but they almost lost to the Raiders yesterday.  Can the case be made for anybody else?  I'd put the Titans at the number 6 slot because of what they have managed to accomplish so far, but the mental toughness of that team worries me.  If they keep it together they will play the Broncos in the AFC championship game this year.  The pendulum is coming back to the NFC after years of AFC dominance.  It was bound to happen at some point, and it appears this is going to be the year it happens.  So again, why is CBS highlighting the SD v. NE game if not for trying to hype up their own product?
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com