Well, I dropped the ball my friends. My apologies to all for not getting this post up sooner and in light of today’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. I am feverishly writing this on Turkey Day and I won’t take a single bite until this is up for your reading pleasure. With that, I want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving weekend!
This week brings a full slate of NFC North football starting with the Thanksgiving day matchup. The Chicago Bears square off against the Minnesota Vikings for the first time this season and the Packers round off the weekend with the Sunday Night game at the New York football Giants.
Let’s look at the matchups a bit more closely and see what’s to come.
Houston Texans (10-1) at Detroit Lions (4-7)
Well, Houston pulled it out in another overtime thriller. I could have tried to pass myself off as a prophet and claim that I knew the Lions would take the 9-1 Texans to the brink, but all it takes is a glance at my record in the prediction posts. It’s clear that I don’t own a crystal ball. Or at least an accurate one. So on we go. . .
Minnesota Vikings (6-4) at Chicago Bears (7-3)
The big question in this game for the Bears is once again the health status of starting quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler has been cleared to practice in a limited capacity but still has not been cleared by an independent neurologist to resume full play.