Mainly because I still forget that there ARE games on Thursday night. Thursday Night Football has not grabbed the imaginations of football fans nearly like Monday Night Football did so many years ago.
It is nothing more than a necessary evil instituted by Jolly Roger Goodell foisted onto the backs of the players strictly in the name of greed. Players don’t get enough time to recover from the Sunday games, and the quick turnaround also puts them at risk of reinjury. Just ask Richard Sherman.
You know what I would love to see? I would love to see a team (starting with us tonight) trot out their entire 2nd string line up. Pull an NBA move and rest the starters. Come on down, Nick Mullens. Our long snapper can take all the reps at center. Sit as many people as possible. This move would send shockwaves around the NFL. Teams than can afford to burn a game (say, us and New England) can give Goodie Goodell the big kiss off and tank a game.
I’d sit Bosa, Ford, Alexander, and Sherman. I’d sit Garoppolo, Goodwin, Sanders, and Coleman. I’m always afraid of these games because of the risk of injury and the wear and tear on the vet players. I think this would be a great idea. Sure it would be a possible division loss, but who cares if we don’t get banged up even more?