Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) rushes for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL not troubled by terrible records of the teams plaing in London

London NFL fans, are y’all ready for some footbaaaallll? First, you get to see the 0-3 Minnesota Vikings take on the 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers. Awesome! And then, in case that wasn’t enough high-quality NFL action, you get to be treated to the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars in late October. Boosh! That’s four teams with a combined 1-11 record right now!

Of course, it isn’t the NFL’s fault that those four teams are struggling this year. But isn’t it a bit disconcerting that the overseas fans will be treated to mediocre football? I mean, what’s the purpose in exporting an inferior product? Chris Parsons, a high-ranking NFL executive, doesn’t see things that way:

We’ve never had a game as early as Week 4 before, and that both teams are coming in with that record makes the game even more critical. What a huge game it’s going to be on Sunday for both teams.


Sometimes, late in the season, teams have sustained their losing record and attitude and therefore have less appeal. But when you’re 0-3, you’ve still got a chance, and whoever wins this game is going to be very much alive (USA Today Sports).

See, it’s a blessing you Londoners get to see two 0-3 teams battle it out! Aren’t you guys thankful that us Americans love you so much?

[Source: USA Today Sports]

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