For years the NFL played two games on Thanksgiving traditionally involving the Detroit Lions in early game and the Dallas Cowboys in the later one. Recently though the NFL realized that only airing two games left way too much time for Americans to be with their families. To counter that problem they’ve now introduced a third game to the Thanksgiving schedule meaning you can spend all day using the excuse of “an important NFL game” to get away from family members. Lets’ take a look at the games on tap for Thanksgiving 2013
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Game Time: 12:30 p.m.
The recent Lions games on Thanksgiving haven’t been the most competitive of contests, but this game against the rival Packers could decide the winner of the NFC North. Aaron Rogers won’t play in the game, but Calvin Johnson aka Megatron brings more than enough fireworks to keep viewers interested.
Pick: Lions 31 Packers 17
Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys
Game Time: 4:30 p.m.
This is a great game for the east coast because a majority will be sitting down to eat during this time, and they can rest assured they won’t be missing much. The Raiders are starting a rookie QB, and the Cowboys are finally rounding into playoff form. This game should be wrapped up by halftime, so eat those mashed potatoes with ease.
Pick: Cowboys 27 Raiders 10
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
Game Time: 8:30 p.m.
The night ends with a rivalry that used to be one of the best in the NFL. However, we are a long way from when the two games between the Steelers and Ravens decided the AFC North. This game could come down to pride, and if that’s the case then expect the Ravens to pull out a victory
Pick: Ravens 23 Steelers 20