You're comparing a two hour Houston flight that they take every year to a 8 or 9 hour flight to London where there is a five hour time difference. It would definitely take me a couple days at least to adjust. I don't care how pampered they are if you are not use to playing a physical football game after that long of a flight I expect there to be problems. Especially when we had been a team that started slow anyways and had major injury issues. Which is why I picked the Jags to win in the first place.
The commercials are what pays the bills. The TV contracts is why every person affiliated with the NFL gets paid. Without them they are not on TV and none of us watches. Without that there would be no NFL.
Just the way it is.
Patriots Win too much
Too many flags
Way Way Way too many commercials.
The games are slow and, go to commercial break every change of possession.
Poor coverage by the media, rushed analysis, too many commercials on NFL network, and .com
Chiefs aren't a great team. They are ranked in the lower half of the league on offense and defense.
They do lead the league in ints, but are banged up in the secondary. Peters is scary, but if Moncrief plays, we should be able to avoid him.
Their offense isn't good, by any stretch, but literally any team in the league can put up numbers on our defense.
I'm not making any predictions for this one, but this is a very winnable game. The two keys to victory for Indy will be:
1. Luck continuing to make good decisions with the football (avoiding Peters)
2. Avoiding the huge YAC numbers that our defense had become notorious for by wrapping up ball carriers and sniffing out screens.