Circle your calendars! The most anticipated games of the 2013 NFL season
Although Super Bowl XLVIII, which is conveniently on FOX, will be one of the most talked-about games in decades because of the outdoor weather, FOXSports.com lists the top 10 regular season games that you should be excited for.
Packers at Bears, Dec. 29, 1:00 p.m. ET
Packers vs. Bears is the longest running rivalry since they first played in 1921. Chicago head coach Mark Trestman gets his first opportunity to win over his fanbase by getting a win against hated Green Bay.
Eagles at Redskins, Sept. 9, 7:00 p.m. ET
Assuming that Robert Griffin III is ready to play in Week 1, which he has been adamant about, it will be interesting to see how the Redskins utilize their second-year playmaker. On top of that, head coach Chip Kelly makes his NFL debut and we finally get a peek at what his blur offense looks like on the pro level.
Broncos at Giants, Sept. 15, 4:25 p.m. ET
Manning Brothers face off for the third time. Can Eli finally get a win against his older brother? Don’t count on it.
Broncos at Patriots, Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m. ET
Brady vs. Manning. Not a better QB matchup over the last decade. Brady has won nine of the 13 games these two quarterbacks have played in.
Broncos at Colts, Oct. 20, 8:30 p.m. ET
How much intensity will be in the air when Peyton returns to Indy? It’s safe to say the emotions will be running high. Since Colts owner Jim Irsay decided to part with the franchise’s past (Peyton Manning) for the future (Andrew Luck) in 2012. Both have been successful in their own right. Well, this mid-October showdown should be something special.
Chiefs at Eagles, Sept. 19, 8:25 p.m. ET
Andy Reid makes his return to Philly following an unceremonious firing after last season. How will Philly fans embrace their old coach of 13 seasons?
Redskins at Broncos, Oct. 27, 4:25 p.m. ET
Mike Shanahan’s return to Denver. RG3 lining up against Peyton Manning. Von Miller’s second game back from suspension. The storylines keep adding up and this should be one to remember.
Falcons at Niners, Dec. 23, 8:40 p.m. ET
A rematch of the NFC Championship Game. Tony Gonzalez and the Falcons have been thinking about the 17-point lead that was dissolved in thanks to the 49ers offense. This Week 16 game could have major seeding and playoff implications.
49ers at Redskins, Nov. 25, 8:40 p.m.
This bad boy is on the grand stage of Monday Night Football and it doesn’t get much better than this. Any fans who cherish the move-the-chains, grind-out-every-yard brand of football won’t be too happy when Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III square off.
49ers at Seahawks, Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m ET
Have two teams ever earned so much offseason hype? These two have become a part of one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries. The teams split their two games last season, but Colin Kaepernick and Co. shook off a 42-13 loss to Seattle in Week 16 and went on to play in the Super Bowl.