I don’t see this as a piece of pumpkin pie for the Cowboys today. Dallas, especially offensively, has had trouble against AFC West teams this season. Zeke has struggled a bit of late, and is gimping with a nicked knee and ankle. No Amari. We don’t know CeeDee’s status as he tries to clear concussion protocol. Tyron Smith will play. How effectively he’ll play is another matter.
The Raiders have been through hell, on the field and particularly off of it. After a hot start, they’re 5-5 and have lost three straight. Derek Carr has been a stud as a human being and a leader, but his play has fallen off. I absolutely expect to see some of the more mobile Marcus Mariota today as the Raiders try to keep Micah Parsons from eating their casserole.
Dallas will win, but Cowboy fans will experience some post-turkey indigestion. Raiders tight end Darren Waller will make us particularly uncomfortable.
Cowboys 31 Raiders 24
Bears Chairman George McCaskey called the team together yesterday to tell them that despite published reports, Matt Nagy will not be fired today.
The operative word is “today.”
Lions get their first win, 21-17.
I’m gonna try to shake off the tryptophan and stay sharp for Bills-Saints. The Bills are at the edge of the cliff. The banged-up Saints have lost three straight and will once again be without Alvin Kamara. Mark Ingram is questionable. But New Orleans still plays VERY hard for Sean Payton. It will once again be Swiss Army Knife Mode for Taysom Hill.
One way or the other, we will learn something about the Bills tonight. And, one way or the other, the Bills will learn something about themselves.
Buffalo lives to fight another day.
Bills 24 Saints 21
Those NFL owners pre-Super Bowl cocktail parties in L.A. will be a might awkward. Rams owner Stan Kroenke will be the host, of course. The NFL just scratched a 790 million dollar check to the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County to settle their suit resulting from the Rams’ dishonest and unethical exodus.
Rhymes with “donkey.”
Finally, this just in. Saban is a genius. A true genius. That was BEAUTIFUL.
Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving from Radically Rational.