8PM NFL Network: Jets at Bills: Forget for a moment the Jets are hanging by a thread in the playoff race. Forget that Mark Sanchez has looked like Brett Favre circa 2008, or that Terrell Owens and the Bills have been an unmitigated disaster. Where is this game being played? Toronto? Well, at least we know the weather will be nicer than Buffalo.
Friday December 4
7:30pm: Hayes at Holy Cross/Stepinac at Molloy: CHSAA basketball makes it’s big return this week, and Friday’s got a duo of good local games. This will be the first look at Molloy in the post Russ Smith era, and remember that Holy Cross was in the Intersectionals a year ago.
Saturday December 5
3:30pm ESPN2: St. John’s at Duke: Are the Red Storm for real? They’re getting votes in both top 25 polls, so some people think so. They’ve already defeated Siena, but Duke will be a much greater test.
4:30pm: Central Connecticut State at. LIU: The Blackbirds have slumped out the gates to a 2-3 record, but don’t blame leading scorer Jaytornah Wisseh (20.8ppg). Wisseh and the Blackbirds will hope to get back on track on Saturday.
Sunday December 6
12:00pm YES/MSG: Nets at Knicks: When will New Jersey’s losing streak end? The best chance coming up is against the Knicks, who find themselves bumped off the back page due to New Jersey’s historic streak. We’re sure the Knicks don’t mind.
4:15pm FOX: Cowboys at Giants: Talk about another team that finds its season hanging by a thread. The Giants have gone NFC elite to NFC dead-beats, and last week’s Thanksgiving day loss didn’t help. A win over division rival Dallas, however, brings them back to within one game of the NFC east lead.
Monday December 7
7:30pm MSG: Blazers at Knicks: Here’s your chance to welcome Brandon Roy and Greg Oden to town. The Blazers are looking as good as ever, and Oden’s starting to look worthy of the lottery pick. This probably won’t be a good night to be a Knicks fan.
Tuesday December 8
8:30pm ESPN: Ravens at Packers; Both the Jets and Giants are staring up at these teams in the playoff race. No matter who wins, one of the New York teams goes home happy.
Wednesday December 9
7:30pm: NYIT at Queens College: Conference play starts in Division II this week. The Knights were last seen getting a beating by LeMoyne (who also snuffed out DI Syracuse), while NYIT is off to a 3-1 start.