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Ask Sam Farmer: What can be done about NFL's Thursday night blowouts?

Ask Sam Farmer: What can be done about NFL's Thursday night blowouts?

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com Question: What can the NFL do about all the Thursday night blowouts? Jim Perry Santa Monica Farmer:  It’s definitely a problem, with the average margin of victory in this season’s four Thursday games at 31.3 points. What’s more, they’re all division matchups this season, so they’re that much more important. Rick Neuheisel suggests arranging the schedule so a team has its bye the week before it plays on a Thursday, giving players 11 days to...

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