NFL Picks: Thanksgiving Day

 

Last week I ended up 10-4 and picked nine out of 10 of my three and two star picks correctly. Here are my Thanksgiving Day picks with a short writeup for each pick.

Packers +6.5 over Lions

I can see the Lions winning big here. They just lost two game outright as favorites and the Packers haven’t looked good without Aaron Rodgers. However, nothing is easy for the Lions and they don’t play well on Thanksgiving. Matt Flynn is an upgrade over Scott Tolizen if Flynn starts so this line seems a little inflated. I’m not confident but like the Packers in a one-star pick.

Raiders +9 over Cowboys Continue reading

NFL Picks: Week 12 Thursday Night

Falcons +9 over Saints

Yes, the Falcons are terrible. I think they are the second worst team in the NFL. But this is their biggest game of the season to restore some pride. They’re at home in a nationally televised game against a division rival. They have to be pumped up and prepared for this game.

The Saints aren’t great on the road as we saw in their loss at the Jets a few weeks ago. They are coming off a physical home win against the 49ers and playing this game on a short week doesn’t do them any favors.  Continue reading