Thankful for Football

The Thanksgiving day football games are a tradition unlike any other … but let’s be honest, they have not exactly been the best match-ups in recent years. This year however is shaping up to be one of the best Thanksgiving football days ever.

The games start bright and early at 9:30 am with Green Bay visiting Detroit, continuing with the afternoon game at 1:15 pm with Miami visiting Dallas. While everyone is getting ready to eat San Francisco will be kicking off in Baltimore at 5:20 pm. All I know is my spot at the table better have a view of the TV. Just as the games are winding down the tryptophan and booze should kick in and we will fall asleep. I cannot think of a better way to spend Thanksgiving.

Breakdown:

Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions: The Packers are undefeated … still. The Lions are good for the first time in awhile, and I guarantee you they are excited for this match-up. The potent offense of Green Bay will have to prove themselves against the Lions nasty defense. If the Detroit D-line can get to Rodgers they will have a chance to win this game. The Packers have a bad run defense, but the Lions don’t have a running game. I like the Packers to win this one in a shootout.

Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys: Who cares it’s not the Heat playing the Mavericks. Stay away from betting this game.

San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens: The “Harbowl” as it is being called around the industry will definitely be an exciting game. Brothers John Harbaugh (Raven’s Head Coach) and Jim Harbaugh (49er’s Head Coach) will love to have bragging rights for this game. Both teams are first in their respective divisions. I give the edge to the Raven’s at home, but I like the 49er’s to cover getting 3 points.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. *Follow me on Twitter @blakelederman to see my weekly prediction(s) #blakesbets.

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