Originally Posted by Lucky
I get that. But, they could schedule the bye week prior to the Thursday night game. That would give the players ample rest before and after the game.
This has always been my suggestion, as well. TNF games are not bad in concept, but they need to take into account the health impact on players themselves. Give teams a bye the week before the game and problem solved.
As far as match ups, it has always been a toss up when pre-scheduling a season. I'd still take a game with two mediocre teams over no game at all. Besides, if you don't like the match up, the solution is wonderfully simple: don't watch.