Because apparently not everyone's totally into David Akers, here's a guide to places around town where you can feel a bit more at home, whether you want to twirl your terrible towel, curse Art Modell, or watch the Buffalo roam (the AFC East cellar).
Jets: Tavern On Broad 200 S Broad St; Center City; 215.546.2290 In the cavernous basement confines, Jets fans can take advantage of $3 drafts and $20 tower specials (a vertical 2.5 liters) while feasting on a "7 for $7" menu of TBD small bites on a platter, plus there's free WiFi if you want to track your fantasy teams, other scores, or just how Sanchize is redefining the QB position exclusively via "poise". There's six private rooms available if you'd like to watch the game without the emphatic spelling
Browns: Smith's Restaurant & Lounge 39-41 S 19th St; Rittenhouse; 267.546.2669 While $2 drafts/bottles and $5 nachos platters are plentiful, dedicated TVs are not, so its first come/first served for Smith's screens: there're always two tuned to the Browns, though, so local Dawg Pounders can watch in hopes that someone other than Delonte West can score in steamy Cleveland. They're even carrying Sixth City-brewed Great Lakes for that added Cleveland touch
Steelers: Fox & Hound 1501 Spruce St; Philadelphia; 215.732.8610 The HD-laden confines of Fox & Hound host a gaggle of Steelers fans each Sunday, and with 37 tap beers and $16 buckets, ensure that when Big Ben inevitably slams Pittsburgh fans into a wall and shows off his junk, they'll be totally into it! Don't want to associate with those *other* Pittsburgh fans? They'll help you set up your own party area.
Bills: Calloway's 1902 County Line Rd; Southampton; 215.322.7300 The Philadelphia chapter of Bills Backers United is calling Calloway's home this year, letting Buffalo fans take advantage of the joint's sammies like a ham & bacon burger along with a laundry list of domestic and import bottles, although nothing from Milwaukee, meaning no one will be in Beast Mode this season. They've even got birch beer on tap, in case you're a teetotaling fan from the 20s
Patriots: Charlie Browns Steakhouse 949 Rt 541; Mt. Holly, NJ; 609.265.1100 A rabid Pats fan/Charlie Browns regular is the reason Brady backers started trekking over the river, where they can take advantage of $2 specials on a few domestics along with discounted apps like a half-dozen drummies and that most classic of football snacks, tempura asparagus. The bartender's been known to sling a free plate or two full of meat towards the crowd, which's great for Pats fans used to having the league hand them games