There are no two ways about it: The Patriots-Ravens contest is the game to watch this Sunday.
Atlanta-Philadelphia lost a ton of its luster when Michael Vick hurt his ribs. The Jets will blow out the Broncos. Ditto the Colts in the Sunday Nighter against the Redskins. The Buccaneers and Chiefs are both 3-1 and playing good teams, but they’re the Buccaneers and Chiefs.
That means all eyes are on Foxborough. And for good reason.
There’s little not to like about this one. New England, still stinging from last year’s playoff embarrassment, is playing its first game without departed superstar Randy Moss — as well as its first game with prodigal Super Bowl hero Deion Branch.
What right-thinking football fan doesn’t want to see what Bill Belichick cooked up to combat the Ravens’ killer defense?
On the other side of the ball, Baltimore is looking like the best team in a wide-open league. They beat Pittsburgh (albeit without Ben Roethlisberger), and need to show something now: The rest of their schedule is absolutely brutal.
So watch and enjoy. You won’t be alone.