Football and thanksgiving are one of the USAs great traditions. Either go to the game or watch the football on a full belly of Turkey and all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. Two teams always play on Thanksgiving Day – not against each other though. These are the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. This year they play teams in opposing ends of the spectrum. The Lions host NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers in what could be a division clincher. The Cowboys host the hapless Raiders who are turkey’s without having to worry about Thanksgiving Day. Another game was added to the schedule in 2006, and this year brings an AFC North slugfest with the ravens hosting rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. By that stage most fans are well stuffed too.
The Carolina Panthers have won 7 in a row. An amazing run considering they were a 1 win 4 loss before the run started. Unheralded they are now the sleepers in the NFC and Cam Newton at quarterback is playing lights out football. The seven scalps read as – Minnesota, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, San Francisco, New England and Miami. No mean feat. Cam Newton has a far share of distracters with the cloud over his college career in terms of illegal payments. He has the pedigree of winning the national championship of college Football with Auburn. They have a defensive edge to them and coach Ron Rivera has turned the shop around after many fans calling for his head after the first month. The upcoming divisional game against the New Orleans Saints in the latter rounds will be worth a watch.
“The way Cam Newton wraps a towel on his head is immaculate “
Early picks for round 13
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – If Aaron Rodgers starts at QB for the Packers then the Lions get stuffed
Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys – As inconsistent as they are the Cowboys will prove too much
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – the Steelers are on a roll and will edge the current Super Bowl champs
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – Both lost last week in close ones. Depends who turns up with their “A” game
New York Giants at Washington Redskins – Who really cares ? The NFC East division is the worst in the NFL
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