NFL Thanksgiving Day Picks: Can Matt Flynn — Or Anyone Else — Save Turkey Day For Football Fans?

November 28, 2013 11:00 AM
NFL Thanksgiving Day Picks: Can Matt Flynn — Or Anyone Else — Save Turkey Day For Football Fans?
" BOSTON (CBS) — It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time for the three F’s: family, food and football.

That’s exciting! Except, well ….

Green Bay is at Detroit, and Aaron Rodgers won’t play. Nobody likes watching the Packers play without Rodgers.

Dallas is hosting … Oakland. Nobody likes watching the Raiders, period.

Oh but hey, a good old-fashioned AFC North matchup between the Ravens and Steelers! Oh, well, the thing is, the teams are both 5-6 and both sit on the “stinky” side of the “Is this NFL team stinky or not stinky?” chart.

Thanks for ruining Thanksgiving, football.

Now that we’re all sufficiently pumped up for the games, let’s dive right into the picks.

(Home team in caps; Wednesday lines)

Green Bay (+6) over DETROIT I always feel bad picking against the home team on Thanksgiving, because I’m essentially rooting for 60,000-plus people to dedicate their entire holiday to going to a game, only to leave disappointed and sad. And then I think of the popcorn guy. The guy had to sacrifice his Thanksgiving so that he could sell popcorn "

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