Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Welp, a couple weeks ago I had my worst week of the season, last week I had my best -13-2 and 2-1 on my upset specials. The only misses were the Bucs, who essentially gave the game away to Chicago and Kansas City (although I should get points for warning it was a dangerous game for them in Oakland).
I love thanksgiving week. It means the regular season is starting to wind down, the byes are over, the playoff chase is in full force and we get a feel who will be competing for this year's Lombardi Trophy.
It's also a time to reflect and give thanks to all that you have.
With that in mind, feast on this week's picks and what each NFL team should be thankful for.
Last week: 13-2 87% Upset Specials: 2-1 66%
Season: 110-66 62% Upset Specials: 7-17 29%
Lions 23, Bears 13 - Detroit should be thankful for that defense since Stafford and the offense haven't been their normally potent selves. The Bears should be thankful they won the Lovie bowl or everyone might have been fired on the spot.
Cowboys 24, Eagles 20 - Dallas is thankful they didn't listen to all the pundits who said they had no shot this season. Philly should be thankful for Chip Kelly (to think he was almost the Bucs' coach).
Upset Special: Seahawks 20, 49ers 13 - Well, I'm thankful a plate of great games this thanksgiving, finishing it off with the best NFC West rivalry. The Seahawks are thankful they stumbled upon Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman while the Niners are thankful their defense has kept them in contention.
Bengals 24, Buccaneers 10 - Cincy is thankful not to have spent big money in keeping Michael Johnson and Anthony Collins. Tampa Bay's coach Lovie Smith is thankful he has a five year contract to clean up this dumpster fire.
Upset Special #3 Patriots 30, Packers 27 - We're thankful for this potential Super Bowl preview. The Patriots are thankful (as they always are) for Brady and Belicheat. The Packers are thankful for Aaron Rodgers.
And we at BucsNation are thankful for you, our beloved readers. Without you, none of us are here. Thank you for continuing to read our stuff and we wish you a very pleasant holiday!