If not for the fact that this is the Monday night game, there would really be no reason to tune into this matchup between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints. The Lions (4-9) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after last week's road loss to the Rams. All they are playing for at this point is pride, draft positioning and trying to avoid double-digit losses.
New Orleans gave a tremendous effort last Sunday. The Saints attempted to tarnish the record of the sole remaining undefeated team in the NFL. They came commendably close. Now, they have nothing left for which to strive other than avoiding a losing season.
The Panthers have rolled through their first 11 games. Six of those wins, including the last three, have been by double digits. They only need to win one of their five remaining games in order to clinch the NFC South Division title.
Thanksgiving Day was just the appetizer for Week 12 NFL and fantasy action. For the first time since Week 3 all 32 teams are in action, which means we still have 13 games to go between Sunday and Monday.
While there are plenty of things to be thankful for, one of them for football (and fantasy) fans is three games on Thanksgiving Day! And speaking of these three, oh-so-tasty matchups, what is a fantasy owner to do?