We ended last week’s prediction in a tie, thanks to a come from behind victory on my part. The Rams were the difference between a victory and defeat for me. But we don’t want to go out like that. So we will use the Thanksgiving day games to decide who will take the victory.
Plus, Thanksgiving football for use is a tradition. And it is the one tradition that actually makes sense. Stuff your face with food and watch football. There is not better American holiday tradition than that.
(7-3) Chicago Bears v (4-6) Detroit Lions
The inconsistent Lions are back. And like before, it is tough to know what Lions team we are going to get. Meanwhile, the Bears just came off taking the NFC North from the Vikings.
The Lions actually play good on Thanksgiving. So I am gambling and taking the Lions
(6-4) Washington Redskins v (5-5) Dallas Cowboys
The Redskins are coming off a loss as well as a season ending injury to their quarterback. Now they are going to have to rally around Colt McCoy to fend off the Cowboys from taking the division from them.
For the Cowboys, it’s now or never. They may not get a better look at this again to take the division. They finally have the pieces together, adding top receiver Amari Cooper to the line up with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. This is a game the Cowboys “BETTER” win.
The Cowboys should win this. They are favored, Redskins are down their starting quarterback, and it is on Thanksgiving (where Dallas tend to do well). That said, I am taking the Redskins. I think Washington will rally around Colt McCoy.
(4-6) Atlanta Falcons v (9-1) New Orleans Saints
I see Atlanta putting up a good fight in this game for about the first quarter. After that, New Orleans will turn this into a track meet. This is an easy pick here.