Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll save all the snide comments for the actual games, and just leave the opening paragraph as something nice. Enjoy the day with family, food and football!
Minnesota at Detroit (Thur) – We now know that there are few teams that can deal with the Vikings D. Lions offense has been up-and-down. Not a recipe for Thanksgiving happiness. Norwegians 28, Lions 10
LA Chargers at Dallas (Thur) – The LT comes back to help Dak, but the defense is a shambles without Sean Lee. A shootout looms. Cowboys 34, Clippers 27
NY Giants at Washington (Thur) – The Skins gave one away last week with that dang prevent defense. This week’s opponent does a good job of preventing itself from scoring. Dead-skins 23, little people 13
Buffalo at Kansas City – Remember when the Bills were tied for first in their division? Neither do I. They have fallen apart, as has their opponent, but their opponent has far superior QB play. Chiefs 34, Bills 19
Chicago at Philadelphia – Let’s see…  a team that can only score points when its defense is on the field, and the best team in the league. Gee, I wonder who to pick……. Eagles 37, bear cubs 10
Miami at New England – It’s situation normal in suburban Boston, and total chaos on South Beach, with a coach who hates his own team. Patriots 48, Fins 9
Cleveland at Cincinnati – The Northern Ohio team is running out of opportunities to avoid 0-16. The Southern Ohio team is a nice candidate, but not nice enough. Bangles 24, brownie troop 13
Tampa Bay at Atlanta – The Panther fan in me wants a 0-0 tie. The realist in me knows Atlanta is coming back to form Falcons 33, Yuck-aneers 12
Tennessee at Indianapolis – The Who Cares Game of the week. Dolts 23, Titans 21
Seattle at San Francisco – Last week’s loss hurt the playoff chances, but this is the perfect tonic for them. Seahawks 27, 49ers 13
New Orleans at LA Rams – LA got grounded last week by a great D, and now face another great D. They’re at home, and should be able to rebound if they don’t go into that stupid prevent defense. Rams 31, Aints 28
Denver at Oakland – The runner up for WCGOTW, because both teams are awful. Raiders 19, Donkeys 16
Jacksonville at Arizona – Mr. Ego actually blamed himself for last week’s loss. I can’t imagine that will continue after getting smothered this week. Jags 21, Bruce’s Ego 3
Green Bay at Pittsburgh – The Backup QB was getting better, then got shut out. This D isn’t as good, but the offense is way better. Result will be similar. Steelers 30, Cotton Ball Packers 7
Houston at Baltimore (Mon) – The perfect football game to go to sleep with the night before I undergo a major operation. Little Black Birds 20, Texans 17
Carolina at NY Jets – Both were on bye last week, so everyone’s rested. For the NY offense, that might be enough to forget what little playbook they have. Panthers D is good, and can still be historically good as I predicted in August. Exhibit A is on Sunday. PANTHERS 30, jets 6
Last week’s record: 7-7

Season: 90-70