Welcome back to the NFL Pregame Flyover, the only NFL column that does not use child labor.
Before we do our thing – and tell you which games are Probably worth watching, which games are of Questionable worth, Doubtful worth, and negative worth – let’s pour some out for the homies who can’t make the playoffs.
Four teams in each conference have been eliminated from playoff contention, in keeping with the NFL’s insistence that everything be balanced at all times. Can you name all eight? Here’s a hint: these teams have combined to win four Super Bowls, and three of those Super Bowls were won by the Raiders. The fourth was won by the Chiefs. Some might say the other six teams - Titans, Jaguars, Panthers, Eagles, Cardinals and Lions – are abject failures. But that’s a decidedly negative attitude and one we do not endorse. When we look at a glass, we always consider it half full, even if the glass is empty.