Posted by Jack Tumen
We’ve got three awesome games on Turkey Day so let’s pick em, shall we?
Bears (5-6) @ Lions (7-4): Detroit is officially on the outside looking in as far as the NFC playoff picture goes. Chicago isn’t ready to say die quite yet as they currently ride a two-game winning streak – albeit against the Vikings and Bucs. Going into Ford Field is a tall task; especially against one of the league’s best defenses. Matthew Stafford has a favorable matchup against a weak Bears’ secondary as the Lions edge one out at home. DET 27, CHI 24
Eagles (8-3) @ Cowboys (8-3): This has become one of the best divisional races of the year. Mark Sanchez has tossed for over 300 yards in each of his first three games this season as the Eagles haven’t lost a beat (besides a hiccup in Green Bay.) Dallas has been spectacular behind that legendary offensive line that’s paved the way for DeMarco Murray’s historic season and given Tony Romo seven seconds at a time to throw. Philly’s defense has been aggressive as of late and they’ll have a true test here against this Dallas front. At this point in the season, you’ve got to buy one team or the other; and right now I buy Dallas a bit more than I buy Philly. DAL 33, PHI 27
Seahawks (7-4) @ 49ers (7-4): It’s hard to believe that these two teams aren’t slugging it out for the NFC West lead right now but rather to secure a wild card spot. The loser will have a tough time staying in it so this game has do-or-die written all over it. In what’s probably the best modern rivalry in football, expect a low scoring finale to the day’s trio of games. I think Seattle has a bit more drive right now coming off a huge win over the division-leading Cardinals as they try to find their 2013 form once more. San Fran struggled with the lowly Redskins last week so they’ve got a lot to clean up before this one kicks off. SEA 23, SF 20