NFL Thanksgiving games see Cowboys planning to end Panthers’ perfect season
U.S. Thanksgiving Day means 3 things to many Americans: turkey dinner, family and football. With redemption, pride and perfection at stake, it’s looking to be a great day of NFL action.
Long-standing Thanksgiving game day host, the Dallas Cowboys, are looking optimistic following the return of Quarterback Tony Romo on Sunday. After losing 7 straight games without Romo, the Cowboys 24-14 win against Miami kept Dallas’ minor playoff prospects going, though it is still unclear if Romo and the Cowboys can triumph over the undefeated Panthers. Cam Newton and the Panthers crushed the Redskins 44-16 in Week 11 with Newton throwing a career-high 5 touchdown passes to keep a perfect season well on the horizon.
The Bears may have improved their game in recent weeks but they couldn’t defeat the Broncos after losing by 2 at home to the Broncos on Sunday. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers busted out of their three-week rut with a crushing 30-13 defeat of the Vikings.
Historically, Detroit plays host to a Thanksgiving game but a disappointing season so far puts the Lions right out of the running for the playoffs. Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles come to town licking their wounds after being destroyed 45-17 by Tampa Bay and rookie QB Jameis Winston at home on Sunday. Fortunately for them the NFC East is still up for grabs and the Eagles are still contenders, in spite of their troubling 4-6 record.
THANE COLCY is a Canadian sports fan currently living in Melbourne, Australia but still following American football and basketball from down-under.