The NFL’s schedule for Week 3 is a nightmare.
It includes a Sunday night game against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, two games in Week 4, and three games in the remaining two weeks.
That’s an average of 13.8 weeks of games each.
But the NFL’s schedules are so ridiculously complicated that, in a perfect world, the NFL could just have one game every two weeks instead of having two.
The NFL schedule, for instance, is so convoluted that the Minnesota Vikings’ playoff run in the 2011 season is considered one of the greatest playoff runs in NFL history.
(That’s not to say the Vikings didn’t have a great season.)
That’s because they played the Saints in Week 3, then the Lions in Week 7, and the Browns in Week 8.
The Saints won that one, and they also won Week 8 and 9.
The Browns also beat the Chargers in Week 9, but the Chargers came back in Week 10, and in Week 11, and then in Week 12.
That is just insane.
But then there are games that don’t make the playoffs.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 3 games that are in the NFL playoff picture.
Vikings vs. Seahawks The Vikings will play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 7 p.m.
ET on ESPN2.
They’ll also play the New York Jets on Thursday at 8 p..m., followed by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.
Seattle will play at San Francisco on Sunday, then again at Carolina on Sunday.
Seattle is favored by 14.5 points.
Jets at Lions The Jets will face the Detroit Lions at 7:30 p.n.
They will then play the Chicago Bears at 9 p.p.m, followed by Minnesota at 10 p.a.
The Vikings are favored by 13.5.
Bears at Lions Detroit will play on Thursday night, then at Chicago on Sunday night.
The Bears are favored to beat the Vikings by a score of 31-10.
Steelers at Lions Steelers will play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday evening at 8:15 p.s.
The Steelers are favored in the regular season, with a score over 14.7.
Eagles at Lions Eagles will play in their home opener against the Detroit Panthers on Saturday, followed up by the Detroit Bears on Sunday against the Kansas Cowboys.
The Eagles are favored, with an average score over 16.5, a game the Lions won by three points.
Lions at Vikings Vikings will meet in Week 1, then in the season opener in Week 2.
The Lions will host the Minnesota Twins on Sunday and the St. Louis Rams on Sunday in Week 5.
The Packers and Rams are favored.
Bengals at Vikings The Bengals will play with the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday on the road.
The Gophers will play their season opener against Iowa on Saturday at 1 p.d.
The home opener for the Gophers is on March 1 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Big Ten Conference’s Big Ten Network will televise the home opener on March 7.
The game will be the first home game in the Big Ten’s football conference championship game series.
The first two games are played at 7 and 10 p:m.
EST, the third at 4 and 6:30, and one at 4 p., with the final game being at 6 p.t. 8.
Bills at Vikings Buffalo will play its season opener on Sunday with the St Louis Rams at home.
The Rams are the only team that is in the top three of the AFC East and NFC West.
The Bills will host at home on March 5.
Eagles vs. Bears The Eagles will face a Chicago Bears team that will be in the conference championship race.
The NFC North is home to the Packers, who beat the New England Patriots by seven points in Week 6.
The division is currently split between the Eagles, Packers and Lions.
The Chicago Bears won the division in Week 13, and it was the first time the Bears beat the Eagles since Week 4 of last season.
The teams meet again in Week 14.
Rams at Eagles The Rams will play host to the St Mary’s Cougars in the second preseason game in Chicago.
The Cougars won the Pac-12 South last season, and are now 10-5 in their last 11.
The games are scheduled for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Bears vs. Eagles The Bears will play two preseason games against the St John’s University Terriers and the University of Michigan Wolverines.
The Wolverines are 6-2, with wins over Oregon State and UCLA.
The Terriers are 4-5, with losses to Arizona State and BYU.
The two games will be played on the weekend of February 20 and 21, and will be broadcast live on ESPN.
Saints at Rams The Saints will host their first preseason game against a team