Giving Thanks for a Full Day of Football - May the Turkeys Stay Home [Thanksgiving Open Game Thread]
But when the NFL made the schedule this year, it seemed like maybe they knew something we didn't. Although there's only one division rivalry game on the plate, this could prove to be a fairly exciting day of games.
12:30pm - Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
The Packers were a great team last year; the best in the league obviously - but the Lions beat them last December. This year, Green Bay has a stellar offense that's virtually unstoppable, but their defense has struggled. Detroit has a pretty great defense, and their offense isn't too shabby either. Though Stafford has an injured finger, he did last week too - and he threw five touchdowns.
Is it that unthinkable that this could be the week that the Pack fall? The last time the Lions won their Thanksgiving Day game was 2003. Could they snap two streaks this year?
4:15pm - Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys
Miami's hot - 3 game winning streak hot. Dallas is 6-4, and also on a 3-game streak. Either one could be due for a loss, and either one could pull off the win. Obviously, Dallas is the better team in this match-up, and unlike Detroit, the Boys tend to win their Thanksgiving Classic game more often than not.
It doesn't look good for Miami, but they're capable of making it a decent bout. While the Boys looked decent against the run last week, they might find Reggie Bush a little more difficult to stop than Tashard Choice.
8:20pm - San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens
Ahhh, the long awaited Harbaugh Bowl. (Harbaugh Bowl...say that five times fast.) Big brother John's Ravens had a great win last week against the rival Bengals, but they suffered an ugly loss against the Niners' rival Seahawks, a much weaker team, the week before. Jim's 49ers have been solid on all sides of the ball, and they could very well give Bert & Co. some trouble.
While the Thanksgiving Day games traditionally feature the Cowboys and Lions, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh Bowl will be the game of the day. Probably the week. Possibly even the season.
We hope you're all enjoying a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, delicious food, and an exciting day of football. No such thing as overload - Q it up here!