I was going to make my predictions for the three Thanksgiving games, but in retrospect I’m glad I waited. I would have gone 0-3.
I thought the Eagles would show some sense of urgency to get back in the mix of things atop the NFC East, but their defense got shredded by Stafford and it looks like Chip Kelly could be headed back to college soon.
Thanksgiving dinner was cold for Dallas. I called Mike Francesa, renowned WFAN host for CBS New York, on Monday (Nov. 23) and expressed my hesitation to buy into the Cowboys hype against the undefeated Panthers. He and Vegas (Dallas was actually favorites at times) thought it would be a much tighter game, and truthfully so did I after convincing myself that Romo would play up to standards. But, the rest is history and so is Dallas’ season.
The Bears have won 3 of their last 4 games, and their Thursday night road win against the Packers was the most impressive. They have a rather favorable schedule to finish the year, and they can be a fun team to watch the rest of the way.
With that being said, I went 3-0 in week 11 after a few rough weeks prior, and I will try to continue the momentum into week 12. This week I will offer a couple “locks” and a “stay away” game or two.
St. Louis Rams @ Cincinnati Bengals – 1:00 p.m.
- The Bengals have lost 2 straight after starting the year 8-0. This is a perfect game to bounce back.
- Cinci at home.
Arizona Cardinals @ San Fransisco 49ers – 4:05 p.m.
- I like the Cardinals here on the road. I don’t see the Niners being better in any phase of the game.
Minnesota Vikings @ Atlanta Falcons – 1:00 p.m.
- The Falcons have been bad lately, but I would stay away from this game. I wouldn’t be shocked by Atlanta bouncing back after 3 straight losses, all which were within 3 points.
New York Giants @ Washington Redskins – 1:00 p.m.
- The NFC East has been crazy this year, and the Giants will be missed two important offensive lineman Sunday. They can’t afford that.
- If I had to choose, I would probably pick the Redskins because they have played real well at home. I am probably (definitely) a bit biased toward the Giants, though, so I am staying away from this game.