The Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
The Detroit Lions have won two Thanksgiving games in a row, both in blowout fashion no less. After nine straight losses on Turkey Day, it is a welcome change for Lions fans.
The Chicago Bears are going to try to reach the .500 mark when they face the Lions in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Day triple header.
The Detroit Lions are no strangers to Thanksgiving Day games and this year, they are taking on an NFC North rival in the Chicago Bears. Both teams need a win to stay in the playoff race and CBS Sports Tracy Wolfson took some time to talk Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford facing off at Ford Field on the big holiday.
The Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving before 24 of the current NFL franchises even existed. The Lions’ first owner scheduled the inaugural game in 1934 to try and generate interest in the team.
Vinny and Rob gaze into the futures of the NFL’s quarterbacks.
This is exactly the way the NFL brass wants it, as we approach Thanksgiving there are very few turkeys in the NFL. Teams in the hunt mean butts in the seats and eye-balls on TV’s.
Rob answers the question: “What are you going to do Sunday now that the Ravens aren’t playing?”
Our version of NFL Power Rankings.
Ray is 27 & coming off of his worst year as a pro, but pariah or not, if a team thinks he can still play & has a need (and can maybe get him cheap) they WILL sign him.
Each Tuesday Vinny gives us his “Dirty Dozen”, his top 12 teams in the NFL.
Each week, Paul Bessire will join me to give his picks for Capper’s Corner. He will tell you where you can find value and we will always discuss the local teams.