From CBS Sports (Pics added by B.S. Report)
Back home for their traditional Thanksgiving contest, the reeling Detroit Lions are bruised but not necessarily battered.
Though the underachieving Chicago Bears have won two straight over weak competition, they’ve been embarrassed in their last two road games against teams with winning records.
Hoping to ignite a sagging offense and avoid a third consecutive defeat, the Lions try to extend the Bears’ struggles against the NFL’s better teams Thursday. (Read more.)
With sole possession of first place in the NFC East on the line, the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys haven’t had much time to prepare for a Thanksgiving showdown.
In the first of two meetings across 18 days, the Eagles look to remain unbeaten in the division and improve to 6-0 on the holiday when they try to deny the Cowboys a third consecutive victory.
“It’s going to be a great game,” Philadelphia defensive end Fletcher Cox said of the matchup between 8-3 teams. “I’m really excited, man. I’m looking forward to it. We’re ready to roll. We’re ready for Thursday.” (Read more.)
In the midst of a playoff push and faced with a quick turnaround, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers can’t afford to dwell on past meetings when there’s so much riding on this present matchup.
The NFC West rivals square off Thursday night – the first of two meetings in 18 days – with the surging 49ers trying for a sixth consecutive home victory over the Seahawks.
“A Thanksgiving game where everybody will be watching,” Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson said. “Do you hype that up? Do you downgrade it? I don’t know. (Read more.)