Use this post as your live thread throughout the games.
Chicago Bears (5-6) at Detroit Lions (3-7-1)
Game time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Where: Ford Field
Referee: Jerome Boger
TV Channel: Fox
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink
Radio: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ross Tucker, Hub Arkush (field reporter) | SIRIUS: 82 (Chi), 83 (Det) | XM: 225 (Chi), 226 (Det)
Odds: Bears -3
SB Nation websites: Bears: Windy City Gridiron | Lions: Pride of Detroit
The Chicago Bears rebounded last week with a 19-14 win of the New York Giants. Overall, their 2019 has been an underwhelming one after making the playoffs last year. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s struggles have been too much for their dominant defense to make up for.
Detroit is also facing a disappointing season, with another losing record looming. Last week they lost to the Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins 19-16. Not having franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford because of injury is a driving force for their struggles.
Buffalo Bills (8-3) at Dallas Cowboys (6-5)
Game time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Where: AT&T Stadium
Referee: Bill Vinovich
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: CBS All Access
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: Westwood One: John Sadak, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (field reporter) SIRIUS: 82 (Buf), 83 (Dal) | XM: 225 (Buf), 226 (Dal)
Odds: Cowboys -6.5
SB Nation websites: Bills: Buffalo Rumblings | Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
Buffalo’s defense is dominating opposing teams in 2019. It also helps their second year quarterback Josh Allen is having a strong season. Last week they easily beat the Denver Bronco’s 20-3. Despite having the better record, the Bills are surprisingly not the favorite in this game according to the odds.
The Cowboys are looking to recover from losing to the New England Patriots 13-9. While they have arguably one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, they’re hoping to stay above .500 with a win on Turkey Day.
New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Atlanta Falcons (3-8)
Game time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Referee: Shawn Smith
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy
Radio: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Tony Boselli, Laura Okmin (field reporter) | SIRIUS: 82 (NO), 83 (Atl) | XM: 225 (NO), 226 (Atl)
Odds: Saints -6.5
SB Nation websites: Saints: Canal Street Chronicles | Falcons: The Falcoholic
New Orleans’s tear of success continues. Last week they beat the Carolina Panthers 34-31. Now they’re hoping to not be upset by Falcons for the second time this season.
The Atlanta Falcons shockingly only have three wins this year. That is despite having so many offensive weapons like Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Matt Ryan throwing to them. A victory in the night slot of Thanksgiving would provide confidence for coach Dan Quinn, who is on the hot seat.