It’s officially Thanksgiving, folks! And that means football. . .well, and lots of other things, too, but around here it’s primarily the football thing. As they do every year, the National Football League is blessing us with a tripleheader of football action today, and this is the place for you to watch the game and talk about pretty much anything with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans.
The first game of our tripleheader kicks off on FOX at 11:30 AM Central, or just about thirty minutes from when this thread goes up. It will be an NFC North affair, as the Green Bay Packers travel to take on the Detroit Lions in the traditional Thanksgiving game in the Motor City. This one is tougher than usual to figure out who to root for. . .the Lions basically have the division sewn up at this point and it would be nice to see them stumble, but the Packers are the Packers. Unfortunately, they can’t both lose.
From there, CBS will take us to the NFL’s other traditional Thanksgiving home in Dallas, where the Washington Commanders will face the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East matchup. The Cowboys are currently fighting with the Vikings for Wild Card position, while the Commanders are fighting to stay alive in the playoff chase. This one will kick off at 3:30 PM Central.
For the nightcap on NBC, we’re heading to the Pacific Northwest and Lumen Field for an NFC West clash between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle needs a win to keep their hopes of catching the Niners alive while San Francisco has shaken off a midseason slump to get themselves back into form. Kickoff for this one is slated for 7:20 PM Central time.
Here’s how we’re picking today’s games, courtesy of the good folks from Tallysight. If you want to see how the lines have shifted since we put our picks into the system, you can always check with our friends at the DraftKings Sportsbook.
Yeah. . .not a whole lot of disagreement about today’s slate.
Enjoy the holiday with family and friends, everyone, and enjoy today’s football as well. Things will probably be relatively slow around here for the next couple of days, but if there’s any breaking news concerning the Vikings we’ll have it here for you.