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Thanksgiving Day NFL Open Thread

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Happy Thanksgiving, Browns fans! This season hasn’t been very thankful to our guys in orange and brown, but there are still five more games to fight for that first win or that first overall pick!

Use this as an open thread to discuss the Thanksgiving Day Games.


The Detroit Lions just beat the Minnesota Vikings earlier this month by a score of 22-16. The Lions are winners of five of their last six games, while the Vikings just snapped their four-game losing streak last week with a win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings got the job done with touchdowns on defense and special teams -- those are big factors to winning, but they won’t come every week and I still haven’t seen enough from their offense. Lions 24, Vikings 17.

Game: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions
Date/Time: Thursday, November 23, 2016 at 12:30 PM ET



This is a great Thanksgiving Day game that could suddenly turn the tides of the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys have been riding high all year with a nine-game winning streak under QB Dak Prescott. Dallas’ winning streak began against the Washington Redskins in Week 2. The Redskins are rolling again after Sunday Night’s blowout win over the Green Bay Packers. We should see a lot of offense in this one, but I’ll continue going with the Cowboys as they rely on their offensive line and rushing attack. Cowboys 31, Redskins 27.

Game: Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
Date/Time: Thursday, November 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM ET



Unfortunately, the night game of Thanksgiving Day is set to end with a bit more of a dud because Colts QB Andrew Luck has been ruled out with a concussion. The Colts have to turn to Scott Tolzien to run the ship. He started a couple of games for the Packers in 2013, but things didn’t go too well for him. The Pittsburgh Steelers, on an overall level, have not played too well as of late. Their win over Cleveland should give them a confidence boost on this short week, and they’ll be able to win the battle of the quarterback position with ease. Steelers 35, Colts 10.

Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts
Date/Time: Thursday, November 23, 2016 at 8:30 PM ET