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NFL Open Thread: Bengals Are Off, But The NFL Keeps On Truckin'

This season has been bad, compared to last year. Last year, I always looked forward to Sundays, watching our boys inch ever so closer to another playoff berth. Waking up early in the morning, no matter how much sleep I got, my mind was racing and my heart pumping. Sundays last year were great.

This year, it's a different story. I still enjoy waking up and watching the Bengals on Sunday. It's great having an NFL team in our city to root for, something many other cities can't, nor ever will, have. Yes, yes. Mike Brown. Losing. It all sucks. But they are our team and loyalty to our team is a virtue that we hold a monopoly on in the NFL. True, Bengals fans have different perspectives and approaches. Yet, at the end of the day, we're simple folk who enjoy our simple little team the best way we can.

On the other hand, to be able to sit back and watch NFL games that I have no emotion investment on, is nice this week. Which games are you looking forward to? Who is your backup team, if you have one?

This is a Sunday open thread for Sunday's slate of NFL games. Chit. And chat. Monitor and update division rivals. Let us know how the best games are going.