In this short week to prepare, that time could be now, especially in light of the thinned-out RB position. Chris Thompson broke his leg last Sunday, one week after Rob Kelley ankle went down long-term. The public tends to overestimate the potency of offenses in this series. The Under has clicked in 14 of the past 20 matchups. And while the weather forecast calls for clear skies, temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s.
Washington -7 WAS -7 N. Detroit also has won four straight on Thanksgiving. So why am I backing the Vikes? Look back at the first matchup, when Detroit won at U. Bank Stadium on Oct. Minnesota outgained the Lions but lost the turnover battle, The Vikes aren't likely to be minus-3 again. And look at Detroit's current three-game win streak. The NFL likes to give everybody a division rivalry game for dessert on Thanksgiving. This week, the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins will square off in primetime on the short week.
The Giants are coming off of a rare win and a double-digit outright upset. The Redskins are coming off of a devastating collapse against New Orleans to fall even further behind in both the division and the Wild Card standings. Can they bounce back? Per the betting odds, they should, as the Redskins are favored by 7 with additional juice at DSI Sportsbook.
The Giants are bad enough to not win many games, but not bad enough to be in line for the first pick. With that cover, the Giants moved to just against the spread. The Redskins are just and now against the spread. They covered against the Saints, but that was a really hurtful loss.
Washington is now third in the NFC East and has some ground to make up in the Wild Card standings in order to threaten for a playoff spot. The Giants and their fans really needed that win in Week New York has averaged 5. The Giants have done a good job of taking care of the football, but the losses of Odell Beckham Jr.
Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram have become the feature receivers in this offense, with Engram, a tight end, having a really good rookie season. He has 41 catches and a team-high 78 targets with five touchdowns.