Your (albeit brief) Thanksgiving guide to (incorrectly) picking the NFL games

Happy Thanksgiving, guys.

Well, now that the sentimentality is over, here’s who I’ve got today…

[All game lines courtesy of as of 5:37 a.m. PST.]

[Road teams in CAPS.]

Lions (-7) over PACKERS

After a 4-2 start, the Lions have, in order, lost by 3, won by 1, won by 2, lost by 10, and lost by 3. In other words, if a Thanksgiving home game against a division rival isn’t enough to put forth a C’mon guys let’s get our shit together performance then I don’t know what will. The Lions are so much better than a 6-5 team, and today they are playing opposite a team quarterbacked by Matt Flynn. Hey Lions, get your shit together today.

Cowboys (-9) over RAIDERS

This is a bad matchup for Oakland. Their weakness — pass defense — plays right into the tenacious passing attack strength of Tony Romo and the Cowboys.

STEELERS (+3) over Ravens

Truth be told, half the people who pick this game are going to be either extremely lucky or mildly pissed off that they even bet on it in the first place. Other than that, with regard to how I see this game playing out… Zzzzzzzzzzz.

UPDATE: Since the Steelers lost by only two in Thursday night’s epic, and because the Lions beat the Packers by oh hell they’re probably still scoring points, the only loser was the Cowboy’s game, as they defeated the Raiders by only 7 points instead of the full 10 they (/I) needed.

All in all, I’ll take that.

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