Weather they win the game or not the Lions always manage to keep their Thanksgiving games close. They wont win this year but they will still in the game all the way.
Upset of the Week: When facing strong defenses the Cowboys have struggled all year. Against the Dolphins secondary Quincy Carter will throw at least 3 interceptions as the Dolphins carve the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
After a stunning win on the road over the Broncos the Bears are clearly playing much better then their 4-7 record. Facing the sorry Cardinals at home they should have no problem improving to 5-7.
Stinker of the Week: The Falcons have lost 3 games this season in which they held a 17-point lead or better; meaning any lead they have is not safe. Facing the Texans on the road the Falcons let another one get away.
In a battle of disappointing 4-7 teams about to make coaching changes the Giants, who will not win another game this season, struggles continue as they fumble away another game, amidst a sea of boos at the Meadowlands.
The Bengals are one of the biggest surprises this season leading the AFC North at 6-5, while the Steelers are desperately trying to salvage their season. Playing in the Steel City the Steelers keep their hopes alive in the mediocre AFC North, by bring the Bengals back to Earth.
Despite struggling over the past few weeks QB Marc Bulger manages to find ways to win. Expect that trend to continue as the Rams rally for the second straight week to win in overtime.
Game of the Week: In a battle of 9-2 teams the Colts taking a huge step toward earning a first round bye by running all over the Patriots in reality are not as good as their 9-2 record would have you believe.
In a battle of 8-3 teams vying for a Division Title and Home Field the Eagles continue to soar to the head of the NFC with an impressive road win over the Panthers.
The Ravens must consider themselves lucky after rallying form 17 points down to win as they were given an extra timeout. This week they wont be able to fall behind big again. Look for the 49ers to grab a big win on the road to keep their fading hopes alive.
In blowing a 17-point 4th Quarter lead the Seahawks learned a valuable lesson. The Prevent Defense only prevents thyself from winning. This week they keep the pressure on for a full 60 minutes to throttle the Browns.
It has been a good week for the Hasselbecks, as Tim nearly led the Redskins in an upset of the Dolphins, while wife Elisabeth began co-hosting on “The View”. This week things get sweeter as Tim comes off the bench to rally the Skins past the Saints.
After an embarrassing loss to the Bears at home the desperate Broncos need to rebound quickly to stay alive in the playoff race. Facing the 3-8 Raiders the Broncos rebound in a big way by thwarting the Raiders in Oakland.
At 10-1 the Chiefs have clearly been the best team in football all season while the 2-9 Chargers have been the worst. This week things stay on track as the Chiefs easily beat the Chargers on the road.
The defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep their slim playoff hopes alive by getting back to .500 with a dominant win on the road against a pathetic Jaguars team, who in a year of transition appear to be worse off now then they were before the season began.
As I go to press Titans QB Steve McNair is listed as doubtful. He has been listed as doubtful before only to play well, and even if he don’t play the Titans are only playing the Jets so either way you slice it Titans in a laugher, as Eddie George runs for 200 yards against the sorry Jets run defense.