Just as Oakland would benefit if the Lions beat the Bears in the early game, the Raiders likely will be cheering for the Cowboys when they host the Bills in the second game of the NFL's Thanksgiving Day slate at 1:30 p.m. PT.
So, if you've been waiting for another opportunity to cheer on Amari Cooper, now's your chance.
Injuries and misfortune have derailed Detroit's hopes for postseason endeavors, but some salvation might be found in a win against the Bears, who are grasping to fleeting hope for the playoffs a season after winning the division.
This is the second year in a row that these two teams will meet on Thanksgiving. However, Atlanta got payback in a big way in Week 10 this year with a 26-9 stunner in the Big Easy.
Lions group leaders: Passing - Matthew Stafford (2,499 yds). This is their first game this season with a total this high.
Going into Week 12, many believed in the fact that Jeff Driskel might actually be a feasible option for the Lions.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy the day with the four Fs of Thanksgiving: family, friends, food and football.not necessarily in that order.
Without doubt, the most attractive duel of the day will be the visit of the New Orleans Saints to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, to measure the Atlanta Falcons. It was also the first game - in a very long time - that the Bears won because of Trubisky, not in spite of him. The Saints have exclusively performed two video games on the vacation, whereas the Falcons have appeared in three video games. Receiving - Julio Jones (950 yds).
The power went out briefly, but it did return after about a minute or so, and Brothers Osborne finished their set. Ranked third in total defense, Buffalo's strength is on that side of the ball, but its offense continues to improve. Go read the story of Rasputin sometime, you just can't get rid of him this easily. Rushing - Frank Gore (541 yds). That changes starting Thursday: After facing Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, Buffalo must face Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens and Tom Brady and the Patriots over the season's final weeks.
Bills team leaders: Passing - Josh Allen (2,360 yds).
Now, it's time to get down to the real brass tax. If you're a scoreboard watcher, they've allowed just 20 points or more three times this season, and oddly enough, two of those times came from the Dolphins.
The Saints had a narrow escape against the Panthers at home on the heels of being routed by the Falcons at home and rolling past the Bucs on the road. The Broncos managed just 85, and the defense allows an average of 104.4 per game. Allen completes 60.2 percent of his passes and has thrown for 2,360 yards.