This weekend saw several close and very competitive games. We also saw one for the ages on Monday night between two of the top teams in the NFL. Here is a short rundown of the weekend results according to ESPN.
On Saturday the Cowboys wrangled the Falcons 22-19, while the Lions proved to be top cats, beating the Panthers 19-20. The Colts held a stampede over the Titans 10-38, and the Buccaneers tried to be giant killers but fell to the Giants 35-38.
The Texans continue their winning ways by beating the Redskins 23-21. This is a very personal game to me as I was the recipient of an injury very similar to Alex Smith. I received a break very similar and very shortly before Joe Theisman had his career ending break 33 years ago. Get will soon Alex and prayers for a speedy recovery.
The Steelers pulled a rabbit out of their hat beating the Jags 20-16, while the Ravens pulled a murder of crows over the Bengals 21-24. The Raiders beat the Cardinals in AZ, 23-21, and the Broncos upset the Chargers 23-21.
The Saints clashed with the Eagles and defeated the defending Champs 7-48. The Bears and the Vikings met on Sunday night where the Bears defeated the Vikings 20-25 in Chicago.
Monday saw one of the best games ever, not just this year but of all time. It must be one of the top 5 easy, even if you are not a fan of either team. The Rams hosted the Chiefs in LA and the lead changed hands about 5 times between these two juggernauts. The Rams came out on top 51-54, for the third highest NFL score in history.
I would like to start with wishing everyone a very “Happy Thanksgiving”. Thursday is a day to get together with friends and family to share time and create memories for the future. Enjoy the company of the people around you and cherish each and every second. In the big picture of things we get very few days like this in our lives. We are bombarded by work and other life distractions that keep us from the enjoying days like this Thursday. Make these day count and enjoy a meal, a drink or a conversation or all of the above with those in your life that hold a special place in your heart.
There are three games for our viewing pleasure on Thanksgiving Day. The two teams that play every year are the Lions and the Cowboys which will start off the day. The Lions host the Bears in Detroit at 12:30 p.m. ET.
At this time the Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is doubtful to play with a shoulder injury. The Cowboys play the Redskins in Dallas at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Skins will depend on a heaping helping of RB Adrian Peterson with the absence of Alex Smith.
The evening game is the Flacons at the Saints at 8:20 p.m. ET. The Saints look to continue their winning ways and even the score at home against the only team that has beaten them this year.
Happy Thanksgiving all!