FanIQ Live Thanksgiving NFL Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Thanksgiving Edition

11/28/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live Thanksgiving NFL Game ThreadHappy Thanksgiving, football fans! Welcome to our second annual family style holiday edition of FanIQ GameDay Live! Joining me today are my husband and our darling 12-yo daughter to make today's picks.

The mister is also a FanIQ user (though he isn't here often - we should change that) and the kiddo is not yet 13 years old, so she has to wait a little less than a year before she can join up. They both share my love for the Seahawks, and football in general.

Please welcome Trever and Kiernan!

Let's do this...



12:30pm - Packers (5-5-1) @ Lions (6-5)
Broadcast - FOX
Bet QBucks on this game here!
Picks -
Kiernan - The Lions, because they're playing better than the Packers. 

Trever - This is a tough one. The Packers  seemed to get something going last week when Flynn came in, and the Lions have been playing decent all year. Both offenses are in the top 5 in the NFL for YPG. Neither defense is really shining here, both being in the bottom 1/3rd for yards allowed. With these two teams, I think it'll turn into a shootout. The edge in a shootout goes to Stafford, being a regular starter and having the offensive juggernaut in Johnson, and Bush's success there. I'll say Detroit wins 34-31

Jess - Unless Flynn blows up and gives the Packers a crazy game like he did a few years ago against the Lions, I think you're both right. Detroit will have a good game for their Thanksgiving tradition.

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live Thanksgiving NFL Game Thread4:30pm - Raiders (4-7) @ Cowboys (6-5)
Broadcast - CBS
Bet QBucks on this game here!
Picks -
Kiernan - Psh...Raiders

Trever - Cowboys. The Raiders haven't played well enough at all this year to really stand in their way. The Cowboys are coming off of a good win over the Giants and seem to be picking up steam.

Jess - Who's even starting for the Raiders? McGloin? Pryor? Is McFadden still hurt? And what's going on with Janikowski? I don't even know. I'd love to see the Raiders pull it off, but I don't think it's going to happen. Cowboys in an ugly game, pulling ahead of the Eagles (for now) in their division.

8:30pm - Steelers (5-6) @ Ravens (5-6)
Broadcast - NBC
Bet QBucks on this game here!
Picks -
Kiernan - Ravens. I've noticed most of the teams play better at home than they do when they're away. Haven't you noticed that?

Trever -  Classic AFC North battle between two teams that play each other hard regardless of what their records are. The Steelers have been up and down, and the outcome of this game depends on which Steelers team shows up. It'll be really close or a blowout...too close to even call, for me.

Jess - For the most part, Kiernan, I have noticed that...and I love that you have too. That's my girl. I haven't really had a chance to watch either of these teams play, so I really have no idea whether or not either team's record reflects how good or bad either team is. I don't know how either team has earned their wins or losses. Uhm...I'm going with the Ravens.

Thanks guys! 

Who are your picks for today? Q it up here for the games!

On behalf of my family - have a and happy holiday!
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11/29/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


indecision

11/29/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Double Boo!
If this isn't proof positive that I am a jinx for any team I cheer for, I don't know what is...
Redeem me Steelers!



indecision

11/29/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Kiernan - Psh...Raiders

Oh Miss Kiernan you were sooooo close on this one!! I was watching and cheering for the Raiders during lunch break, and they were leading 21-14 when I headed back to work.  I was ummmm really disappointed when I saw  after work that they'd lost in during the fourth quarter.

haha...I don't think she'd have picked the Cowboys if they were playing a high school team. I was kinda bummed too...SO close!

11/28/13   |   Debi_L   |   11846 respect

Kiernan - Psh...Raiders

Oh Miss Kiernan you were sooooo close on this one!! I was watching and cheering for the Raiders during lunch break, and they were leading 21-14 when I headed back to work.  I was ummmm really disappointed when I saw  after work that they'd lost in during the fourth quarter.

11/28/13   |   Scott   |   52653 respect

I see a hefty fine coming Mike Tomlin's way.  Steelers were lucky refs didn't flag him for impeding the progress of a player during a play

11/28/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Double Boo!
If this isn't proof positive that I am a jinx for any team I cheer for, I don't know what is...
Redeem me Steelers!

11/28/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61478 respect

hi

11/28/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Oh Boo!

11/28/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I picked the wrong Thanksgiving to stay sober.

11/28/13   |   Jess   |   34608 respect

Trever's a chicken for not picking that game, by the way. I think he believes the Steelers will win, but can't bring himself to say it. 

11/28/13   |   Scott   |   52653 respect

Can't believe this is the same Matt Flynn that threw for over 400 yards with 6 touchdowns in 2011 against the Lions.  Packer fans have to be hoping Aaron Rodgers can go soon

11/28/13   |   Scott   |   52653 respect

Packers defense comes up with a big play

11/28/13   |   Scott   |   52653 respect

So far, it looks like the only thing that can slow down the Lions offense IS the Lions offense

11/28/13   |   Scott   |   52653 respect

Lions, Cowboys, Ravens oh my

11/28/13   |   JenX63   |   32618 respect

Go Greenbay!
Go Raiders!
Go Steelers!

11/28/13   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7382 respect

I'm surrounded by cowgirls fans today, as family is in town from Dallas.  Go Raiders!