Thanksgiving Day NFL Picks: Bet on Kurt Warner, Cardinals

Matt's Pats BlogAnalyst INovember 27, 2008

(Home team in bold)


Titans (-11.5) over Lions

Even though the Jets handed the Titans their first loss of the season last week, we're still talking about a top-three team in the league squaring off against the absolute worst team. 

At this point, I would be surprised if the Lions could compete in the Big 12 South.  I don't even want to hear about how they'll be a different team on Thanksgiving; they're a bunch of turkeys until proven otherwise.



Cowboys (-12.5) over Seahawks

We refer to the Lions as the worst team in the league; well, the Seahawks are the most disappointing in the league. 

Expected to run away with their division going into the season, the've been hurt with enough injuries to be able to use it as an excuse, but there are other things you need to consider. 

Let's remember that they haven't had an intimidating offense in two years, and their defense has been good enough to cover up the mediocrity of their attach.  This year, they rank 25th in points scored and points allowed  Last year, they were top-10 in both points for and points against. 

Beyond mere performance flaws, take into consideration the fact that their coach is going to coach a divisional rival next year, and the motivation has got to be lacking.



Cardinals (+3) over Eagles

How the Cardinals can be laying points against this Philly team right now is baffling.   The only way the Eagles are going to slow down this offense is if Kurt Warner slips on the turd left on the field by the Eagles' offense.