Thanksgiving Day NFL Pre-Game Picks and Live Game Thread

It's a Three-Course Thanksgiving Feast of Football, FanIQ Family Style! [Open Game Thread]

11/22/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! We have a special Holiday edition  of our Pre-Game and Live Thread today, as I was able to drag my family in for the event, and we welcome everyone's adopted pop, Beaneaters (you know him as Beans or Cecil). I figured, if the NFL can share their families with all of us during the holiday, so can we!

Beans will give us the rest of his Week 12 picks on Sunday as well, but we get a sneak peek today. 






Blog Photo - Thanksgiving Day NFL Pre-Game Picks and Live Game Thread
As for my family, let me introduce to you my husband Trever (CornfedMK on the site) and our daughter Kiernan (she's too young to have a FanIQ profile yet, but I'm sure she'll be terrorizing all of you in a few years). To the left is a picture of them this summer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Trever is a machinery technician in the US Coast Guard, and Kiernan is a sweet and sassy 5th grader. They both share my love for the Seattle Seahawks, and sports in general.




Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions

Cecil: The ball could be passed 1000 yards here; I have to go with the Texans. Mostly because when they win, I believe it makes Leigh tingle. Who doesn't like that?

Kiernan: Houston. Because Houston's the better team in that game!

Trever: Unless Houston is feeling generous for the holidays, I don't think Detroit's got too much of a chance to win. It would definitely take Matt Stafford finding Calvin Johnson...a lot...for them to be able to win that game. Houston's the better all-around team.

Jess: I'm hoping the Lions give us a good game, and I think they have just enough talent to do that. The Texans are so solid though, and I don't see much hope for the Lions either, barring something extraordinary happening in Detroit. It might be a shootout though, which could be entertaining.


Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys

Cecil: I think RG3 is on a roll, but if Romo gets hot, Dallas could take it. The ‘skins were my dad’s favorite team forever, so I am bias. Go Redskins.

Kiernan: Washington. Definitely Washington...because Dallas sucks!

Trever: This one's a hard one. It's a tough matchup between two division rivals. There's a lot on the line for Dallas - they win this game, they put themselves in playoff contention, one game out in the NFC East. But at the same time, I like what RGIII brings to the table. I'm gonna pick the 'Skins.

Jess: Is Dez Bryant catching anything yet? Even though Romo has his...issues...Thanksgiving seems to be the time he shines every year. Like Beans, I also have a little soft spot for the Redskins - they were my favorite uncle's favorite team. 


New England Patriots @ New York Jets

Cecil: I’ll make this brief. Bill Belichick is Satan, and the Jets are worried that if they don’t play well, Tebow comes in. NYJ wins like crazy.

Kiernan: Go Jets!

Trever: Well, gotta love her spirit. I hate Tom Brady and all of his effin endorsements, but that doesn't change the fact that New England's winning this game. The Jets are worse than my high school love life, with scores being few and far between.

Jess: Hah! Cute. Well, I agree with Cecil about Belichick being Satan, but I'm not sure about NYJ winning. Kiernan, I fear that being born a Seahawks fan during some of the leanest times has given you an affinity for hopeless teams - first the Jags, and now this? A chip off the old block, I see. Anyway, I think that New England wins this, but if I'm not mistaken I also believe the Jets will play better against them than they usually do. We could see an upset here, but I wouldn't put money on it.

Thank you for joining us today! Let's enjoy some hopefully decent games, and even more palatable comfort foods and desserts galore. From our family to yours - have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday, and GO FOOTBALL!
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11/23/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

"but if I'm not mistaken I also believe the Jets will play better against them than they usually do."


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

11/23/12   |   marcus_nyce   |   26950 respect

I like this 3-man weave format. Good stuff.

11/23/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61276 respect

Awwww...that was a good read!

11/23/12   |   da_LEGEND   |   14 respect

Hi Honey. I am willing to be The Eagles cannot beat their way out of a paper bag. I a very disgusted with them. I've been trying my best to be a NY Jets fan. I used to think Sanchez was a fairly good QB! Looking at his stats he is one of te WORST! I wonder if Tebow would improve his abilities if he was used regularly: playing infrequently he is very disappointing too.

11/23/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

Beaneaters wrote:
Jan, you make me so proud to be owned by you. 

smiley

Never thought I'd have my very own Bean. Mighty fine purchase, if I may say so myself.

smiley

11/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Scott wrote:
Drew Brees or Peyton Manning couldn't win with this bunch

Yeah, I understand that. It is like the whole team just turned on themselves. 

11/23/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

(Edited by Jess)

I really wanted the Jets to win - I didn't think they would, but it would have been cool. And honestly, the Pats didn't even play their best - the Jets were just comically awful. My favorite part was when Sanchez ran right into his own guy's rear and fumbled. What the...? That was like a cartoon. 



11/23/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Is Mr Ryan allergic to winning or something? I can not understand why he doesn't let his other qb in the game.....this game is just sad......

Drew Brees or Peyton Manning couldn't win with this bunch

11/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Is Mr Ryan allergic to winning or something? I can not understand why he doesn't let his other qb in the game.....this game is just sad......

11/23/12   |   Beaneaters   |   17689 respect

Let's go Jets.

yes

11/23/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Beaneaters wrote:
At what point do you say "**** it, let's put Tebow in"?

This season is a lost cause anyway.  Why not give the guy a shot for a series or two to see if he can get anything from this group

11/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

WoW....

11/23/12   |   Beaneaters   |   17689 respect

I'd at least try Tebow at free safety, looks like it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot.

I'll go 278,534 Q-bucks Rex ain't coaching the Jets in 2013.

11/23/12   |   Beaneaters   |   17689 respect

At what point do you say "**** it, let's put Tebow in"?

11/23/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

I see the Jets are back to their keystone cops routine

11/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

smiley whew 

11/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

God I love that kid Kerrigan....he is frikken awesome......

11/23/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Skins can not, I repeat, can not back down...they need to keep the pressure on. What a game they have played so far today. Just a bit more...Go Skins!

11/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Gulp

I take back that heh heh heh!!!!

11/23/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

heh heh heh

11/23/12   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7347 respect

Does anyone have any pumpkin pie up in this joint?  Who doesn't have pie on Thankgiving?  Or at least some cobbler?  Ugh.  At least me and my stepnephews commandeered the television long enough to watch a couple of quarters of football earlier.

My cousin is at the Cowboys game today, crying his ass off. 

11/22/12   |   Beaneaters   |   17689 respect

HouTxFan wrote:

Jan, you make me so proud to be owned by you. 

smiley

11/22/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Debi_L wrote:
But I hope he continues to micromanage for at least another two quarters.....

lol....

(i am done listening to bitter Troy Aikman)

11/22/12   |   Beaneaters   |   17689 respect

What a way to start off Turkey day football with a great game out of the Texans and Lions. Looks like I am heading towards 2 and 0 with predictions. Come on Jets.

Jerry Jones, call Ted Turner and ask him when did the Braves start winning. 

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Jess wrote:
No matter how much talent they have on that team and how great the coach is, the main issue with the Cowboys is Jerry Jones - he needs to step back and let go of the reigns a bit, and trust the people he hires. The micromanagement is killing them, IMHO.

But I hope he continues to micromanage for at least another two quarters.....

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Hah! Ohhhh Romo.

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Jeff_P wrote:
so true.........they are VERY VERY INCONSISTANT.......something NEEDS TO BE DONE IN BIIIIIIIIIIIIG D

No matter how much talent they have on that team and how great the coach is, the main issue with the Cowboys is Jerry Jones - he needs to step back and let go of the reigns a bit, and trust the people he hires. The micromanagement is killing them, IMHO.

11/22/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19820 respect

Scott wrote:
I've never seen such jekyl and hyde teams like the ones the Cowboys have every year.

so true.........they are VERY VERY INCONSISTANT.......something NEEDS TO BE DONE IN BIIIIIIIIIIIIG D

11/22/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Hee hee, that was kinda awesome, right there.....

Indeed! yes

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

I've never seen such jekyl and hyde teams like the ones the Cowboys have every year.

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Hee hee, that was kinda awesome, right there.....

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Damn, RG3 throws one hell of a deep ball

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


winna winna turkey dinna !  yes


(kinda ugly but well .....)

My family is gonna be so mad...they've been waiting on me...and I'm an hour and a half away.  Oops...

GO TEXANS!

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

What a crazy game! The Lions gave me my wish, they sure did make it interesting. Is anybody else starting to wonder if the Super Bowl this season has the distinct possibility of going into OT?

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Breathe Jan,. It's over now!

11/22/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
I'm not sure why the Texans are trying to kill me today, but they are. 



winna winna turkey dinna !  yes


(kinda ugly but well .....)

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Lions playoff chances are now all but gone for 2012

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
I'm not sure why the Texans are trying to kill me today, but they are. 

Breathe Jan,. It's over now!

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

I'm not sure why the Texans are trying to kill me today, but they are. 

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

Whoa...

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

My Auto-Tune Notification just turned on.....Not sure I WANT to go to Washington/Dallas!!!

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

(Edited by Debi_L)

Well I have to say that Houaton was "feeling generous" because the Lions are definitely IN this game.  They have more than given the Texans a run for the money! Wow, I'm shocked.   Although, you're right Jess, I shouldn't be...

(that was a clusterf**k of a post - even I couldn't understand WTF I wrote)

11/22/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect



That was some real Jim Mora type play calling from Texans there.  Playing not to lose instead of playing to win !  


ack , way to call it coach indecision

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Who woulda thunk it??? OT!!!

I guess we should have expected nothing else, the way this season has been!

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Who woulda thunk it??? OT!!!

Turnover Texans!!!

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

Who woulda thunk it??? OT!!!

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Debi_L wrote:
LOVE this preview guys!! 

PS Kiernan, you ROCK!

Thanks Debi! And I'll tell her you said that - she was really excited to be a part of this 

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Scott wrote:
That one is on Schwartz just as much as it's on the officials for not blowing the play dead.  You have to know the rules if you are the head coach

Yea, he definitely gave that "my bad, guys" nod and shrug. The refs are ridiculous for not calling that dead, the rule is ridiculous, and Schwartz was ridiculous. Looks like it might make a difference too, now all tied up.

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Texans come up big with a game tying, 97 yard drive

11/22/12   |   Debi_L   |   11786 respect

LOVE this preview guys!! 

PS Kiernan, you ROCK!

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Texans defense has sprung a major leak

11/22/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect



Looks like the Texans rented the Saints D the last couple weeks indecision

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Jess wrote:
Ouch that hurts Detroit. I'd be ticked.

That one is on Schwartz just as much as it's on the officials for not blowing the play dead.  You have to know the rules if you are the head coach

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Lions are a little rattled after that Texans "touchdown"

11/22/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect


well that's a new way to score a td indecision



Hmmm Go Texans !

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Texans are right back in the game.  Now can the defense figure out a way to slow down Stafford and the Lions passing attack?

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Ouch that hurts Detroit. I'd be ticked.

11/22/12   |   Jess   |   34464 respect

Just now turned the game on - whoa. 

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Stafford just continues to carve up the Texans secondary

11/22/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect


Ok Texans , better second half then first indecision

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Not a great drive for the Texans secondary.  Alan Ball is getting abused by Megatron

11/22/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

That throw Stafford just made to Pettigrew was just silly

11/22/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11936 respect


looks like Texans are settling in some now !  Go Texans yes


Happy Thanksgiving !

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Texans catch a huge break with that challenge win. Now they need to settle down and score some points

11/22/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I don't think they will win this challenge. Awfully close though.

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

WOW... Can't believe Schaub missed that pass to a wide open Daniels

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Broyles beats his defender by a couple of yards but Stafford misses on the throw.  Lions could've had 6 points right there

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

I know the Lions haven't been all that great in the last 10 years or so but I didn't realize they've struggled so much on Thanksgiving day games

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Looks like that free agent pickup of Mikel Leshoure on my fantasy team just paid off

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Texans having trouble stopping the Lions on 3rd down

11/22/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Despite a few bad throws, great drive by the Lions there. 

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

One play... One JJ Watt sack.  

11/22/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Let's watch some football!

11/22/12   |   JenX63   |   32484 respect

Go Skins!

11/22/12   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

Three of my things to be thankful for all in one place...

Family

Football

FanIQ

11/22/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5043 respect

11/22/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19820 respect

TEXANS WIN..............31-24

COWBOYS WIN.........28-17


PATS WIN..................35-21