GREEN BAY PACKERS AT DETROIT LIONS:
Even though the Lions play every Thanksgiving it isn’t like watching the Lions in the 90's where you got to watch RB Barry Sanders make incredible runs with an entire defense chasing him. These Lions are far less exciting……but it IS Thanksgiving and it’s just a great time to watch football, period. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had another good game on Thursday. He passed for 300+ yards and 3 TDs. The majority of the yards went to WR Donald Driver who had 7 catches for 142 yards and a TD. The Packers won the game easily 34-12. Lions QB Matthew Stafford (the #1overall pick in this years draft) had 4 interceptions (remember the rule that the more interceptions or turnovers a team has makes the team more likely to lose). The Packers are now on a roll with a record of 7-4 and look like they have a good chance of making the playoffs.
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS:
The Raiders looked great last week in their win against Cincinnati so everyone was thinking they had a good chance of beating the Cowboys on Thursday but leave it to the Raiders to NOT play like they did last week. The Raiders only scored 7 points to the 24 that Dallas scored. After QB Jamarcus Russell was benched before last weeks game everybody thought that Bruce Gradkowski was the savior. However, he showed everybody on Thursday that there is no savior for the Raiders this season. The Cowboys played a good game on the other side. QB Tony Romo (Jessica's ex) had a good game passing for 300+ yards and 2 TDs. WR Miles Austin caught seven passes for 145 yards and 1 TD and TE Jason Witten caught 5 passes for 107 yards. The Cowboys added to their NFC East division leading record now 8-3, with the New York Giants loss to Denver they only need to worry about the Eagles competing for the top spot in the division.
NEW YORK GIANTS AT DENVER BRONCOS:
What has happened to the New York Giants? After winning their first 6 games they have now lost 5 in a row. They were only able to score 2 field goals and 0 TDs. The Denver Broncos' defense held the Giants' running game to 57 yards rushing between 3 players (not good at all!) The Broncos didn’t need much offense to win and Rookie RB Knowshon Moreno carried the team on 88 yards rushing and 1 TD. Injured QB Kyle Orton threw for 245 yards and a TD. We all hoped this game would be exciting with two teams at 6-4 playing eachother but the New York Giants did not show up this Thanksgiving. The Broncos are still keeping their playoff hopes alive and are hoping for a San Diego Charger loss on Sunday to be tied for 1st place in the AFC West division.