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Football is a game of match-ups. And it’s one of the factors that make the NFL so unpredictable.
A season ago, the Washington Redskins won just five games but two were against the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants, the second setback the last loss of 2011 for Tom Coughlin’s club.
That adage of “it’s hard to beat a three times in a season” is factually inaccurate and the numbers will bear that out. If you have an advantage over your opponent, common sense says that it will continue until the other team figures it out.
So we take a look at what could be some intriguing battles on the opening week of the season. In some instances it’s player vs. player, in others player vs. coach and so on. And hopefully it makes watching the beginning of another season a little more intriguing.
In the immortal words of the Iron Chef, “let the battle begin…”