Chiefs To Defeat Bucs & Brady While The Pack Will Rebound Against Offense-Challenged Bears
The Thanksgiving games are here and while the ones on Thursday look like real turkeys, there’s enough to feat on come Sunday.
Here are my picks, with confidence points in the far right column. Below is my analysis on why I picked these winners and losers.
|Game#||Visitor||Home||Your Pick||Conf. Pts|
|1||Houston Texans||Detroit Lions||HTX (visitor)||7|
|2||Washington Fb Team||Dallas Cowboys||DAL (home)||3|
|3||Baltimore Ravens||Pittsburgh Steelers||BAL (visitor)||2|
|4||Las Vegas Raiders||Atlanta Falcons||ATL (home)||1|
|5||Los Angeles Chargers||Buffalo Bills||BUF (home)||10|
|6||New York Giants||Cincinnati Bengals||NYG (visitor)||6|
|7||Tennessee Titans||Indianapolis Colts||TEN (visitor)||9|
|8||Cleveland Browns||Jacksonville Jaguars||CLE (visitor)||12|
|9||Carolina Panthers||Minnesota Vikings||MIN (home)||5|
|10||Arizona Cardinals||New England Patriots||ARZ (visitor)||11|
|11||Miami Dolphins||New York Jets||MIA (visitor)||8|
|12||New Orleans Saints||Denver Broncos||NO (visitor)||4|
|13||San Francisco 49ers||Los Angeles Rams||LA (home)||14|
|14||Kansas City Chiefs||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||KC (visitor)||13|
|15||Chicago Bears||Green Bay Packers||GB (home)||16|
|16||Seattle Seahawks||Philadelphia Eagles||SEA (visitor)||15|
Why I Picked These Winners & Losers
Houston at Detroit (Thanksgiving Day). It’s a Lions tradition to lose on Thanksgiving Day.
Washington at Dallas (Thanksgiving Day). If the Cowboys lose this game, then they will have (deviled) egg(s) on their face.
Baltimore at Pittsburgh. Yes the Steelers are unbeaten but they are going to lose soon and is must may come this week.
Las Vegas at Atlanta. Just a feeling here. Part of it is I can’t figure out how a team with both Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley never get the ball thrown to them; surely the Birds will break out of that routine one of these games.
LA Chargers at Bills. Watch for the Bolts to #BoltUp for three quarters and then, like a cell phone in the hands of a teenager at the Thanksgiving dinner table, lose their charge.
NY Giants at Cincinnati. The Burrow-less Bengals will fall to the Giants.
Tennessee at Indianapolis. If the beast is fed like people on Thanksgiving, the Titans will win. If Vrabel puts the ball in Tannehill’s hands, they lose.
Cleveland at Jacksonville. The Doormats are going to get stepped on again.
Carolina at Minnesota. The Vikings lack toughness but Carolina is lacking offensive playmakers.
Arizona at New England. Is Belichick still coaching the Pats? For years this team was a marvel of consistency. Now they are as inconsistent as their quarterback.
Miami at NY Jets. It’s just too hard to pick the Jets.
New Orleans at Denver. Sure, backup QB Taysom Hill looked fine in his first start replacing Drew Brees, but don’t expect that in his second start. Denver just doesn’t have enough offense to get a second straight W.
San Francisco at LA Rams. This should be a fairly easy one for the home team.
Kansas City at Tampa Bay. It’s just too hard to pick against the Chiefs. Even with Tom Brady on the other team.
Chicago at Green Bay. The Bears are a pathetic offensive team and, despite having a good D, won’t be able to keep up with Aaron Rodgers on the scoreboard.
Seattle at Philadelphia. The Eagles are the now the NFL’s worst team. And yet, they may still win the NFC East.