NFL Schedule 2014: Every Week’s Biggest Snoozer

NFL Schedule: Every Week's Biggest Snoozer

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When the NFL Schedule comes out every year, we always look for the marquee games for each week, and oftentimes that's all anyone cares about. But there are 32 teams in the NFL, and each week there are a fair share of duds to forget.

Week 1: Oakland Raiders at New York Jets

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Week 1: Oakland Raiders at New York Jets

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These two teams finished in the bottom third of the league in total offense, and both teams enter the season with question marks at the quarterback position. So don't expect a shootout in Week 1.

Week 2: Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins

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Week 2: Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins

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Who knows with this game? It will be RGIII's first game since Week 12 in 2013, and Jacksonville has been one of the worst teams in the league for the past five years.

Week 3: Houston Texans at New York Giants

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Week 3: Houston Texans at New York Giants

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Depending on what Houston does with the first pick, this matchup could be a juicy one. But as it stands, these teams feature quarterbacks who are mistake-prone, and it could turn into a sloppy game.

Week 4: Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

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Week 4: Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

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Oakland has to travel all the way across the country to play Miami. Both teams lack an effective quarterback, and there isn't anything about this matchup that screams "must-see."

Week 5: Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans

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Week 5: Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans

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Cleveland could change its fortunes by drafting Johnny Manziel, but with no legitimate quarterback, it isn't going to have any success. Tennessee, on the other hand, just let Chris Johnson, one of its franchise's most exciting players, leave for free agency.

Week 6: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

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Week 6: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

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This is a divisional matchup with the two worst teams in arguably the worst division in the NFL. I'll pass.

Week 7: Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Week 7: Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Record-wise, these two teams were third- and fourth- worst in the NFL. While they have signed free agents, there aren't enough big names to get excited about this one.

Week 8: Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns

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Week 8: Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns

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These two teams don't feature any quality quarterbacks, their offenses are dull and their defenses aren't much better. You probably have better things to do with your Sunday.

Week 9: Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks

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Week 9: Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks

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This matchup should be a blowout. The Raiders are heading to Seattle, probably the hardest place to play for an opponent, and they have to go up against Seattle's defense, which has only gotten stronger. This game will be over by half time.

Week 10: Kansas City at Buffalo Bills

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Week 10: Kansas City at Buffalo Bills

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While Kansas City was a playoff team last year, this game just doesn't feel exciting. It should be a low-scoring, physical affair.

Week 11: Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns

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Week 11: Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns

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This matchup could be drastically different once the NFL Draft is over, but as of right now, this game features two of the worst teams in the NFL from last year.

Week 12: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

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Week 12: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

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This game should be a no-contest. Indianapolis is by far the better team, and this divisional matchup really should be an easy victory for the Colts.

Week 13: Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

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Week 13: Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills

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If anything, this should be a defensive struggle. Both teams have explosive playmakers, but they lack the guy behind center to get them the ball. Great quarterbacks make great games. Poor quarterbacks make poor games. It's as simple as that.

Week 14: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Week 14: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Once again, this game features two of the worst teams in the NFL. Unless either of these teams finds a legitimate, quality quarterback, it should be another rough season for both teams.

Week 15: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans

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Week 15: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans

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Last season, the Titans won 38-13. It's tough to imagine another scoring output like that this year because neither of these teams feature an explosive offensive weapon. It will be a defensive game, but it can surely be one that you miss.

Week 16: Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders

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Week 16: Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders

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Oakland is on here a lot, and although Matt Schaub is its quarterback for the upcoming year, can he really be trusted? He's always seemed to struggle when it's mattered most.

Week 17: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

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Week 17: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

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Denver will have its way with Oakland, and although it's a divisional game, the Broncos really shouldn't face any resistance from the Raiders.


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