Thanksgiving Thursday Football Edition: Serve Em’ Up

Thanksgiving Thursday Football Edition: Serve Em’ Up

Chicago Bears (5-6) V. Detroit Lions (3-7-1)

A game that means nothing. Two disappointing teams and two very angry fan bases. Both fan bases are calling for their head coaches to be canned.

What to watch for:

Chicago’s Front Seven V. Detroit’s OLine: The Bears are one of the best defenses in the NFL regardless of their record. We’ve seen this defense rip apart Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins this year. They will feast on the Lion’s and David Blough.

Detroit’s Secondary V. Chicago’s Receivers: Both of these groups have underperformed greatly. With Detroit, we know it’s a locker room issue. Chicago, however, has an enticing young core of pass-catchers who haven’t sparked much on the season. They’ll have an opportunity to shine in this game.

Detroit: Matt Patricia’s Job Security- We’ve gotten to that point in the season that we have our winners and our losers. For Matt Patricia, he has been a loser since becoming the Lions Head Coach. The Lions have gone 9-17-1 since Jim Caldwell was fired. Oh, and Caldwell was fired after posting back to back winning seasons. Bob Quinn brought Patricia in because of their New England ties and that hasn’t worked out. I believe they both should be fired at the end of the season.

Chicago: Mitchell Trubisky’s Job Security- A preseason MVP candidate in Vegas has fallen flat of those expectations. I don’t know if it’s the coaching or what but Trubisky hasn’t played well this season. I find it shocking because he really broke out last year. They kept most of that offensive group together outside of Howard. Without Howard, they haven’t had a run game to support Mitch but Chicago is pressed for results now and Mitch is running out of time to prove his worth.

Score Prediction: Bears 23 Lions 10

Buffalo Bills (8-3) V. Dallas Cowboys (6-5)

In a game I believe should be the main event on Thursday night, is likely the game we’ll be watching as we’re all stuffing our faces. America’s team playing on America’s holiday with a lot on the line.

What to watch for:

Dallas Offense V. Bills Defense: Not many teams on the season have been able to figure out the Bills defense. Matt Milano and Tredavious White shine every week. The Bills only weakness on defense is the interior of their defensive line. If the Cowboys can get the run game going they may be able to get to this defense.

Playoff aspirations: Both teams currently have playoff positioning in their respective conferences, but here’s the thing, both of these teams really only have one quality win under the belts. Both teams have yet to beat a team that boasts a .500 record. This game is huge for both teams because the winner can establish themselves as a real contender and the loser will be seen as a team that may miss the playoffs.

Josh Allen V. Dak Prescott: This should be fun as both of these guys play the game differently. Allen has a bigger arm and is not afraid to let the ball fly down the field. What he lacks in accuracy he makes up for with athletics (speed and vertical ability). As far as Dak, we’ve seen him make the leap from above-average to elite under Kellen Moore. He’s a better pure QB than Allen is. Both of these guys should put on a show tomorrow afternoon while we’re gobbling down turkey.

Black Friday: Jason Garrett– The long tenure of Garrett may finally come to an end……IF THE COWBOYS LOSE THIS GAME… JASON GARRETT WILL BE FIRED. Imagine getting fired on Thanksgiving but that is exactly what will happen if the Cowboys lose. Jerry Jones has put this coaching staff under fire and has said without saying it that Jason Garrett will be fired if the Cowboys don’t beat the Buffalo Bills.  

Score Prediction: Cowboys 28 Bills 20

Atlanta Falcons (3-8) V. New Orleans Saints (9-2)

The main event game for TNF is a NFC South battle between two of the greatest to ever do it Matt Ryan and Drew Brees.

What to watch for:

Saints Revenge: The Saints got blasted at home by the then 1-7 Falcons. If you think the Saints have forgotten then your wrong New Orleans will play inspired and will avenge the painful lost they took in the Super Dome.

Falcons Running Game V. Saints Linebackers: In a year we thought Devonta Freeman would return to being elite, that just hasn’t been the case. Atlanta is a team that hasn’t done much well on offense all year and their run game is just awful. The Saints, on the other hand, are deep and their linebacking corps is the best it’s been since bounty gate, I mean their Super Bowl run.

Dan Quinn’s Final Hour: The Falcons are staring at a 3-9 record and the Falcons haven’t been good since choking in the Super Bowl. Quinn scapegoated his entire staff last year. There is no scapegoating this.

New Orleans Playoff aspirations: The Saints are already a lock to win the NFC South. The division is simply not good.

Score Prediction: Saints 24 Falcons 23