NFL tickets on Thanksgiving Day take you away from the dinner table for awhile but they’re worth it. This year the Thanksgiving menu included the Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers, the Dallas Cowboys vs Oakland Raiders, and the Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers. The results will have a big impact on where everyone lands at the end of the season. Let’s take a look at what happened.
Lions vs Packers – The Lions were in a generous mood, giving up the ball several times during the game. But Green Bay is just awful right now without Aaron Rodgers and Detroit ended up walking away with the game on the strength of three Stafford touchdown 40-10. The win ended a long Thanksgiving day drought for the Lions and guess what? The Detroit Lions now control the NFC North with a 7-5 record, one game ahead of Chicago.
Cowboys vs Raiders – The Dallas Cowboys looked weak early in the game, falling behind 21-7. A late first half scoring drive changed the complexion of the contest though as Dallas managed to rally behind Tony Romo and caught a win here, taking a 24-31 victory at home. The win put the Cowboys on top of the NFC East at 7-5 while Philadelphia waits their turn.
Ravens vs Steelers – Baltimore pulled off a 22-20 win a game featuring missed field goals, recalled touchdowns, and an inexplicable move by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin, frustrated all season, was watching the Ravens Jacoby Jones on his way to a touchdown when he stepped onto the field of play. He claimed after the game that he lost his bearings but the move was enough to throw Jones off and let him get caught. NFL fans will be looking for some kind of major fine here.Eric Drouant