Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Means Football and Picks

(How does she even carry that bird?)

"  Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."
-Erma Bombeck
So while you eat 'til you burst today, we have three games being played. I missed last Thursday's game but this week I'll be following these three. None of them look that great based on record. But the Saints @  Cowboys might be worth watching.
New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions (+7.0)
Only a few weeks ago, I would have thought this would be a good game. The Lions were giving good teams fits and beating my Skins. Meanwhile the Patriots were very up and down and getting beat by a improving but still weak Browns team. Now the Patriots are starting to look like the Patriots of the last 5 years (without Randy Moss) and the Lions are starting to look like the classic Lions. It's hard to tell if this game will be really close or a blow out by the Pats., but either way I like the Patriots here. They know how to win games and the Lions are still trying to figure that out.
Pick: Patriots

4:15 PM
New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys (+3.0)
Saints have looked better, but so have the Cowboys who have won two in a row. I think the Saints break that winning streak today in their first ever Thanksgiving appearance.
Pick: Saints

Cincinnati Bengals @ NY Jets (-9.0)
Last year, the Jets had to beat the Bengals to stay alive in the playoff hunt. Since then, it's been nothing but good things for the Jets and nothing but letdowns for the Bengals. I don't expect anything to change those ways after tonight.
Pick: Jets

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