Thursdays thanksgiving picks



Bob's Sports Show
Sep 20, 2003
Thursdays thanksgiving picks, Happy Thanksgiving !

Green bay -6.5/Detroit Lions

(Sports Network) - The annual Thanksgiving feast of NFL football gets underway
Thursday afternoon, when the reeling Detroit Lions host the surging Green Bay
Packers at Ford Field.

Green Bay has won three of its last four to climb back into playoff
contention, sitting just one game behind first place Minnesota in the NFC
North. The Packers continued their resurgence with a 20-10 win over the arch-
rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Ahman Green registered his fourth
straight 100-yard game, racking up 154 yards on 27 attempts (5.7 ypc). Green's
eight 100-yard rushing games this season are a Packers record.

The Lions, whose last road win came on Dec. 17, 2000, tied the Buffalo Bills
(1983-86) for the second-longest road skid in NFL history (22). Detroit is
just one short of the Houston Oilers (1981-84) for the longest road losing
streak in NFL history.

SERIES HISTORY: The Packers own a 77-62-7 lead in this all-time series,
including six consecutive wins. Green Bay won the first meeting of the year,
31-6, at Lambeau Field. Green rushed 23 times for 160 yards and a touchdown in
the winning effort, while Brett Favre threw for 132 yards and two scores.
Harrington was intercepted three times in the contest.

Lions coach Steve Mariucci is 1-7 all-time against the Packers, while Sherman
is 6-1 versus the Lions. Mariucci launched his NFL career as the Packers'
quarterback coach from 1992-95, guiding Brett Favre to his first league Most
Valuable Player award in 1995.

THANKSGIVING DAY SPOTLIGHT: Detroit has been a participant in Thanksgiving Day
football since it began in 1934. The Lions host the game every season and own
an all-time mark of 32-29-2 on Thanksgiving. Last season, Detroit dropped a
20-12 decision to the New England Patriots. Harrington completed 22-of-44
passes for 210 yards and three interceptions in the loss.

Green Bay is 11-17-2 all-time on Thanksgiving, including a 5-10-1 mark against
the Lions. The Packers' last Thanksgiving contest resulted in a 29-27 win over
the Lions in 2001. Favre threw for 252 yards and a pair of scores in the

The lions should be pumped up for the annual turkey day game.Greenbay doesn't do well on artifical turf.I like the lions to cover the spread.Right now -6.5 I'll wait and see what the line is just before the game and make my bet .The line may go up to 7.

Miami Dolphins +3 Dallas Cowboys

(Sports Network) - It's starting to look like Bill Parcells is a miracle
worker. The "Tuna" has taken the Dallas Cowboys from an NFC East doormat to
the top of the conference in a matter of 11 games. On Thursday, the veteran
head man will look to continue proving himself when he leads the Cowboys
against the Miami Dolphins in a Thanksgiving Day showdown at Texas Stadium.

Dallas, which is tied with St. Louis, Philadelphia and Carolina for the best
record in the NFC, solidified itself as a serious contender with an impressive
24-20 win over the Panthers last week. The Cowboys, which had registered just
31 points in the previous four games, posted a relative offensive explosion
against the hard-nosed Carolina Panthers with 24 points. In the process, the
Cowboys assured they wouldn't finish with a losing record for the first time
since 1999.

"This is by far the best win I've had in Dallas," said Parcells after the
game. "They're not losers anymore, we're something else. Our record makes us
something else. I'm proud of them. It was a tremendous game for us. I think we
have a chance to really do something. Our team took a big step forward."

Miami is coming off a huge 24-23 comeback win over the Washington Redskins on
Sunday night. Jay Fiedler, who had been sidelined since October 19, replaced
Brian Griese in the third quarter and sparked the Dolphins to the win. Fiedler
completed 5-of-10 passes for 59 yards in setting up a pair of Ricky Williams
touchdown runs in the final stanza. The Dolphins recorded their biggest fourth
quarter comeback victory since 1980.

"In the fourth quarter, when the pressure was really on, it was encouraging to
see them respond that way," Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said. "Jay came in
and kind of gave us a little spark."

SERIES HISTORY: Miami owns a 6-4 advantage all-time in this series, but the
Cowboys have won the last two meetings. Dallas won the last meeting between
these teams, 20-0, on Thanksgiving Day 1999. Troy Aikman threw for 232 yards
and a touchdown, while Emmitt Smith rushed for 103 yards on 31 carries.

Parcells is 8-7 against the Dolphins, while Wannstedt is 2-1 versus the

THANKSGIVING DAY SPOTLIGHT: Dallas has been a staple on Thanksgiving since
1978. Dating back to 1966, the Cowboys have played on every Thanksgiving but
two ('75, '77). All-time, the Cowboys have registered a 22-12-1 record on
Thanksgiving. Last season, Dallas registered a 27-20 win over the Washington
Redskins on turkey day.

The Dolphins are 3-1 all-time on Thanksgiving with their only loss coming at
the hands of the Cowboys in 1999. Miami faced Dallas on Thanksgiving in 1973,
1993 and 1999, and battled the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977.

The cowboys thanksgiving and the big tuna sounds like a good recipe for winning to me.Look for the cowboys to be primed for the game and show the country just how far they've come.

Cowboys -3



Bob's Sports Show
Sep 20, 2003
Wrong forum sorry about that can a mod move this to the right forum thanks.

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