NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Edition: Analysis, Spreads and Predictions

Brandon RibakSenior Writer INovember 25, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 21:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets looks to throw a pass against the Houston Texans on November 21, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Three games will be played during the NFL betting Thanksgiving holiday and fans should be in for a good one.


New England Patriots (8-2) vs Detroit Lions (2-8)

Analysis: New England enters this game with two consecutive wins against the Steelers and Colts. The Pats have now won 19 of their last 20 regular season games against the NFC and should be able to dismantle the Lions today.

QB Tom Brady has yet to throw an interception since Week 6 and has now thrown for over 2,000 passing yards this season.

Spread: Today's NFL odds gives the Lions seven points.

Prediction: Expect the Patriots to come out firing, while covering the spread by the end of regulation.


New Orleans Saints (7-3) vs Dallas Cowboys (3-7)

Analysis: Dallas is currently on a two-game win streak with new head coach Jason Garrett in charge. To make matters even more impressive, the Cowboys have won four straight games on Thanksgiving.

New Orleans RB Reggie Bush could return to the field in today's matchup for the first time in two months after breaking his leg.

QB Drew Brees is coming off of a big game against the Seahawks in which he threw for 382 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Spread: The sportsbook spread gives Dallas four points in this battle.

Prediction: The Saints have now won three straight games and should have no problem covering the spread in this game.

Cincinnati Bengals (2-8) vs New York Jets (8-2)

Analysis: The Jets are looking better then ever and have now won three straight games (including playoffs) against the Cincinnati Bengals.

QB Mark Sanchez has a 59 percent passer rating during New York's last three games and has clearly emerged as a top quarterback in the league.

Spread: The Bengals are given nine points for this game.

Prediction: Cincinnati is known to light up the scoreboard when it actually tries. Take the over 43.5 for the matchup.