At the start of the season, the NFL Network promoted its new season-long Thursday night series of games with an ad campaign featuring a strange man who appeared to be the bastard son of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brett Keisel that used the tag line “It’s serious fun!”
Those ads have since disappeared, perhaps because football fans are recognizing that the league’s Thursday set of games seriously suck.
Sadly, this week’s 19-14 Bills win over the Dolphins was one of the better Thursday night games to be shoved down our collective throats, and it featured all of one offensive touchdown.
The games have been largely lopsided and lacking offensive punch, with teams winning by an average score of 25.1-11.1. Granted, it does not help when teams like Kansas City and Cleveland are among those included in the sample size. For all their defensive faults, the Bills are certainly a team capable of racking up big numbers on offense, but they weren’t able to do so against Miami on Thursday.
In addition ...