Thursday, November 22nd
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions 12:30 PM
Andrew – Houston. I got to go with Houston being the all around better team here… but something tells me that this game will be pretty close.
Greg – Houston. The Lions have not won on Thanksgiving since 2003 (if I did my math right). That is a rough streak. And it certainly does not get easier against the Texans. I expect their defense to come out strong after an AWFUL performance last week.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys 4:15 PM
Andrew – Washington. Washington has to be feeling good, and Dallas struggles through just about every game. If Washington can keep the game close through three quarters, then I definitely think Redskins have a chance here.
Greg – Dallas. Washington has some good things going right now. With a win here, they could be right back in the wildcard (and maybe division?) hunt. But it’s not meant to be. If I’ve learned one thing about the Redskins, it’s that they will give you hope and then RIP it away from you. And that, is what they will do to all their fans tomorrow. Romo will have a huge game. He does not lose in November.
New England Patriots at New York Jets 8:20 PM
Andrew – New England. It’s always a gamble what Jets team will show up for these games… on one hand the Jets only live to beat the Patriots, on the other hand they just rallied last week and two weeks in a row (especially on a short week) would be really hard. Meanwhile the score machine that is the Patriots rolls on, plus with BB taking over the defense again… not seeing this game going in New York’s favor.
Greg – New England. Yay they play on Thanksgiving this year! I really hope the Gronk injury doesn’t hurt them today, but something tells me Sanchez won’t have two great games in a row.
Sunday, November 25th
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM
Andrew – Chicago. Bears at home with that defense playing against terrible Christian Ponder. The Bears defense will crowd the box to begin, daring C-P to throw, and throw he will… interceptions, and if Chicago is able to get an early lead, then this game will be all but over.
Greg – Minnesota. So it appears that Jay Cutler might be coming back, but that still doesn’t solve their horrible offensive line. I think the Vikings pull out the mini upset in this one and suddenly, the Bears look human.
Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM
Andrew – Cincinnati. Easy-peasey. Oakland has a rough travel schedule this year, but more importantly I want Cincinnati to win this one for Hue Jackson.
Greg – Cincinnati. Slowly the Bengals have been coming back and winning a few games to get in the playoff discussion. Their playoff push starts here, with an easy win over the Raiders.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM
Andrew – Cleveland. Ha… man… I don’t know… a total gamble I know, but this is a tough game and I’m pretty sure Pitt’s defense gave everything they had last game against the Ravens. Not like it’s in Cleveland’s DNA to capitalize on good opportunities, but again, if they’re able to keep the game low scoring and tight through the first three quarters, I think they can pull out a win.
Greg – Cleveland. Had to switch my pick here once I was told that Dixon is now the starting QB for the Steelers. They are not getting any offense out of that. So the Browns win here! Funny too, we were just starting to say the Steelers were on the path to the elite this year…
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM
Andrew – Indianapolis. Colts at home are always a good choice, but I also think they’re out to bounce back from the thrashing they got from New England. Fine you’re not elite, but you should be able to beat the Bills.
Greg – Indianapolis. I wrote the Bills first, then realized it was in Indy, which Luck will feel much better about. Will be interesting to see how he bounces back after a horrible game against the awful Patriot’s defense last week though. Shoot out it is!
More picks after the jump!