I say "Action?" because these are some bad games, people! Sometimes I wonder what the NFL thinks when they are scheduling Thanksgiving games, but I have to believe it's something like, "People are going to watch no matter what, so let's get these games out of the way." Now, I was looking forward to the nightcap rematch of Super Bowl XXI, but that was before the Broncos went on a four game losing streak and the Giants just broke their streak of futility in overtime against the Falcons. Am I complaining? A little. Am I still going to watch? Oh hell yes!
Packers @ Lions - Green Bay -11:
I have to believe that the Packers get the job done on this one. Matthew Stafford is proving himself to be a savage, but he may not play due to his separated shoulder. I'll be cheering for the Lions, but as I said, I'd be surprised if the Packers don't get the "W." Would I take Green Bay with the points? Uhh... I wouldn't bet it personally, but if I had to, then yes. Yes, I would.
Raiders @ Cowboys - Dallas -14
Really? You're going to favor a team by 14 points that has scored a combined 14 points in two weeks? In the battle of the two least lovable NFL franchises, I am (I can't believe I'm saying this) taking the Raiders to cover. I don't think Oak-town is going to win, but I do think they can cover now that JaMarcus is on the bench.
Giants @ Broncos - New York -6.5
Is Kyle Orton playing? ESPN says yes, so I'll take the Broncos at home to cover against the Giants. Both of these teams are shaky at best, so I really have no idea how this will work out. I'm going with the Broncos because they are at home, and the Giants have to play on a short week in the thin air of the mountains.
Enjoy Thanksgiving- especially if you have one of John Madden's "turduckens." Then you know you'll have a great holiday!