Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Day picks

There are three games on the today's Thanksgiving Day docket, including one with our beloved Dolphins, so I thought I'd make a little post on my predictions for each game. Last week I went a strong 11-3, and would have done even better had the Jets not choked against the quarterback-less Broncos.

Before I make my predictions, I just wanted to take this holiday moment to say how thankful I am for my regular followers—all seven of them. (Hi, mom and dad!) I'm also thankful for my beautiful wife since Oct. 22, Kourtney, and thankful for having a great job with a great company—even if it prevents me from writing about the Dolphins as much as I'd like.

Now, on to the games...

Packers over Lions — This certainly isn't your old Lions team I absolutely expect the Packers to give them a game considering how good both offenses are and how the defenses are lacking. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a shootout with 80 or 90 combined points in this one, but I can't bet against the undefeated defending champs.

Cowboys over Dolphins — There is no denying the Dolphins are playing better lately, but at least some of their recent success has to do with the fact that they have been playing some very poor teams at fortunate times. Dallas has more talent on either side of the ball than the Dolphins have seen in a while, and I expect a superior Cowboys team to win at home.

Ravens over 49ers — The Niners have been the better team this season, rather than the wildly inconsistent Ravens. That being said, traveling cross-country on a short week won't be easy, which is while I like Baltimore to win the intriguing Harbaugh Bowl.

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