Detroit Lions wild child Ndamukong Suh was a Thanksgiving Day turkey last year.
A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Thanksgiving Day, Sunday and Monday in Week 12.
Turkey Leg Locks
The three Thanksgiving Day games should be as good as the tryptophan-filled big bird and grandmaâs homemade cornbread dressing.
Texans (-4) at Lions
Barry Sanders, the greatest televised Thanksgiving tradition, had a 7â3 holiday record during his decade of dominance; the Lions are 3â10 since the great No. 20 stopped showing up for dinner.
Redskins (+3) at Cowboys
Tony Romo is 5â0 on Thanksgiving Day. But for some reason, RG3âs 0â0 record on Turkey and Dressing Day smells a little bit better this season.
Jets (+7.5) vs. Patriots
New England won but failed to cover an even bigger number against New York during a 29â26 victory at home in Week 7. In case of a blowout, you can always watch The Godfather or whateverâs on the James Bond marathon.
Sunday Sales Rack
The masses will hit the stores at 4 a.m. or whenever it is they show up on Black Friday, but the real deals might have to wait until Sunday afternoon.
Ravens (-1) at Chargers
This has the feel of a trap game, with Baltimore coming off an emotional win at Pittsburgh and San Diego in do-or-die mode. But itâs pretty much a pick âem.
Falcons (-1.5) at Buccaneers
Although Matt Ryan does carry a 6â2 record against the Bucs, heâs just 2â2 on the road in Tampa Bay.
Seahawks (-3) at Dolphins
Miami is a miserable 9-for-34 on third downs over its current three-game losing streak.
Titans (-3) at Jaguars
This would be easier to call if Blaine Gabbert were starting in Jacksonville. But what are the odds Chad Henne puts together back-to-back good games?
Broncos (-10.5) at Chiefs
Kansas Cityâs disgruntled fanbase will wear all-black again this week â and probably leave at halftime of the wake once again.
Steer clear of these games like they were your creepy uncle or the aunt who always gets emotional at family gatherings.
Cardinals (-3) vs. Rams
Arizonaâs six-game winless drought started with a 17â3 loss at St. Louis on Thursday in Week 5. This is like roulette; just because a color/number has hit six straight times doesnât make it less likely there will be a seventh straight.
Colts (-3) vs. Bills
Indianapolis will probably run by Buffalo. But if there is going to be a rookie wall for Andrew Luck, heâll hit it the week after being destroyed by New England.
Giants (-3) vs. Packers
The last time these two powers met, New York shocked No. 1-seed Green Bay, 37â20, at Lambeau Field in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Bengals (-8) vs. Raiders
Cincy has been way too up and down this season to bank on â a 3â1 start, then an 0â4 slump and now a two-game winning streak. Who knows?
Off the Board
The concussed and crippled fraternity of starting quarterbacks has led to uncertainty on the big board in Vegas. As of Wednesday afternoon, these games were up in the air. But letâs bet on what the spread might be, anyway.
Steelers (n/a) at Browns
Charlie Batch puts his 5â2 record as a Steelers starter on the line. Odds are, heâll improve to 6â2. Take the Steelers (-4.5)?
Vikings (n/a) at Bears
Samantha Steele powers Christian Ponder. Planet Krypton powers Adrian Peterson. Take the Vikings (+2.5)?
49ers (n/a) at Saints
Alex Smith is a game manager, Colin Kaepernick is a playmaker, Jim Harbaugh is a quarterback guruâ¦ Take the 49ers (-3)?
Panthers (n/a) at Eagles
Whatâs Cyber Monday without a little online action? Pick the gift that Nick Foles doesnât have anything to do with. Take the Panthers (+2.5)?