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t-round bye A look around the NFC after two weeks of the 2018 NFL season (Monday Night Football notwithstanding) bears out what most analysts and fans thought to be true: that the NFC North is one of the tougher divisions in football [url=http://www.packerscheapstore.com/antonio-morrison-jersey-cheap]Youth Antonio Morrison Jersey[/url] , and that the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are the class of said division. Furthermore, what we’ve seen so far indicates that those two teams look like two of the three best teams in the conference. Our Peter Bukowski broke this down on Monday morning. In the NFC East, the Eagles’ defense is a mess and the rest of the teams in that division are significantly flawed on one or both sides of the ball. The NFC South is full of inconsistent teams, and that even goes for the 2-0 Buccaneers; Ryan Fitzpatrick’s success is unsustainable, and their defense allowed 400 yards in each of the two games so far. Only the Rams in the NFC West look like they are clearly as good or better than Green Bay and Minnesota, something that will be tested as they host both North leaders later this season.If you subscribe to these assessments of the rest of the conference, the tie at Lambeau Field on Sunday sets up the Packers-Vikings rematch in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving weekend as one of the most impactful games in playoff seeding of the entire year. The winner of that game will hold the only head-to-head tiebreaker necessary between the two teams, putting the loser in a deeply uncomfortable position with five games to go in the season. Furthermore, if, as Sunday’s game suggests, the Packers and Vikings are on pretty equal footing, their schedules set up comparably as well.Each team not only shares the same opponents for eight of their ten non-divisional games on their 2018 schedule; they even ended up drawing the same home/road split against those eight teams. Here’s a look at when each of those games come up:Packers-Vikings SchedulesDivisionOpponentHome/RoadPackersVikingsDivisionOpponentHome/RoadPackersVikingsThat leaves the final two games against conference opponents who finished in the same place as these teams in 2017; for the Vikings, that results in a road game against the defending champion Eagles in week five and a home date three weeks later inside U.S. Bank Stadium against the Saints. For those keeping track at home, those are rematches of the Vikings’ two playoff games from a year ago — one of which they won on a miracle touchdown and the other that saw them get trounced 38-7.Meanwhile, the Packers face a pair of third-place teams: Washington, where the Packers will travel to this week, and the Falcons, who snuck into the playoffs as a Wild Card a year ago. Given the Falcons’ mounting injury issues and the fact that the game is played at Lambeau Field in December, that seems like an entirely winnable game; meanwhile Washington only scored nine points at home against a blah Colts defense that gave up 34 to Andy Dalton and the Bengals in week one.With otherwise evenly-matched schedules, the two teams could very feasibly end up with the same record against common opponents. If so, as long as they are separated by one game or less in the two non-shared games, the winner of that week 12 game would earn the victor the division title. In all likelihood, the North winner will earn a bye in the first round of the playoffs and, depending on their success against those common opponents (particularly the Rams), perhaps home-field advantage as well. This week, it’s all about divisions across college football. Several intra-division games will determine which teams remain in the race for their conference title games — and therefore the College Football Playoff — and which ones are done with their championship hopes for another year.In the Big Ten East [url=http://www.packerscheapstore.com/jimmy-graham-jersey-cheap]Youth Jimmy Graham Jersey[/url] , Ohio State and Michigan State are jockeying for second place behind Michigan. The Spartans have two losses, but can bring Ohio State down to that mark as well. Sparty’s only shot at a division title is to win out and see the Wolverines lose two of their final three regular season games; meanwhile, Ohio State can still clinch the division by winning out, thanks to their traditional final-weekend game against Michigan.The SEC West gets a ranked game as well, though 16th-ranked Mississippi State is done in the divisional race at 2-3 in the conference. If they could knock off Alabama this week, that could open up a small window for LSU to sneak ahead, though that looks pretty unlikely.Finally, the ACC Coastal division has been dominated by Clemson in recent years, but #17 Boston College (7-2, 4-1 ACC) is suddenly a threat. They could give the Tigers their first loss, which would give them a chance to win the division by running the table in the final two weeks. Otherwise, the Eagles are done with a loss this week.Wisconsin fans will see the Badgers travel to Happy Valley for the first time since 2012. Although the teams are tied 9-9 all-time, Penn State has won five of the past six games between the two schools, dating back to 2007. Furthermore, the Badgers haven’t won on the road in this rivalry since 2003.Here’s your schedule of games for all of today’s college football action.Early GamesWisconsin Badgers at #20 Penn State Nittany Lions12:00 Noon ETBeaver Stadium, University Park, PAABCOle Miss Rebels at Texas A&M Aggies11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)Kyle Field, College Station, TXCBS#10 Ohio State Buckeyes at #18 Michigan State Spartans12:00 Noon ETSpartan Stadium, East Lansing, MIFOXSouth Carolina Gamecocks at #15 Florida Gators12:00 Noon ETBen Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FLESPNNavy Midshipmen at #12 UCF Black Knights12:00 Noon ETCamping World Stadium, Orlando, FLESPN2TCU Horned Frogs at #9 West Virginia Mountaineers12:00 Noon ETMilan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown [url=http://www.packerscheapstore.com/clay-matthews-jersey-cheap]Cheap Clay Matthews Jersey[/url] , WVFox Sports 1Afternoon GamesOklahoma State Cowboys at #6 Oklahoma Sooners2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)Memorial Stadium, Norman, OKABC#16 Mississippi State Bulldogs at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, ALCBSNorthwestern Wildcats at #21 Iowa Hawkeyes2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IAFOX#8 Washington State Cougars at Colorado Buffaloes1:30 PM MT (3:30 ET)Folsom Field, Boulder, COESPNBaylor Bears at #22 Iowa State Cyclones2;30 PM CT (3:30 ET)Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IAFox Sports 1#11 Kentucky Wildcats at Tennessee Volunteers3:30 PM ETNeyland Stadium, Knoxville, TNSEC Network#4 Michigan Wolverines at Rutgers Scarlet Knights3;30 PM ETHigh Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJBTNPrime Time#18 Texas Longhorns at Texas Tech Red Raiders6:30 PM CT (7:30 ET)Jones-AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TXFOXFlorida State Seminoles at #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish7:30 PM ETNotre Dame Stadium, South Bend, INNBC#7 LSU Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks6:30 PM CT (7:30 ET)Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, ARSEC Network#2 Clemson Tigers at #17 Boston College Eagles8:00 PM ETAlumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MAABC


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