November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving NFL picks

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

While I usually just include my Thursday pick with my post on either Friday or Saturday and hope you trust me to not change it after the game, it’s a bit lazy to not write about the three Thanksgiving Thursday games. So, without further ado, here’s what should happen while everyone lines up for Black Friday deals in the U.S. and we Canadians continue on with a normal work day.

The lines are from Vegas and the home teams are in CAPs.

LIONS -7 over Chicago

The Bears have won straight, but against some bad opposition. The Lions have lost two straight, but against good teams. What does that mean? Nothing much. Detroit should finally get its passing game working again against this Swiss cheese Bears pass defence and could possibly have Reggie Bush back. Jay Cutler are going to be in for a long afternoon as Detroit’s outstanding defence will get back on track.

Philadelphia +3.5 over DALLAS

I’m a Cowboys fan and, being just that, I fear for the worst with my team. They’re on an even shorter week than Philly, having played on Sunday night and had to fly home from New York. LeSean McCoy is hitting his stride and could have a huge game. The Eagles defence and special teams have been great at creating and scoring off of turnovers, something that could plague Tony Romo and the somewhat fumble-prone DeMarco Murray. While the thought of Mark Sanchez doing Mark Sanchez things and losing this game has occurred, I’d still rather take the points.

SAN FRANCISCO -1 over Seattle

The Seahawks may have beaten the Cardinals last week, but Seattle’s offence isn’t exactly looking great. They lack playmakers in the passing game and the Niners should be able to contain Russell Wilson’s scrambles. This game should essentially be a stalemate and a tight contest all the way. I’ll take the Niners to extend their streak of beating their biggest rivals at home.

Last week: 9-5-1

This season: 94-79-2

1 Comment

  1. Go Cowboys!

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