In honor of the only Thursday games people actually care about, we're doing our picks early this week! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Eagles @ Cowboys

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
28-20-1
This could be the best of them. Dallas can run the ball and keep the Eagles offense off the field, and Philly's defense doesn't scare anyone (except Eli).
Jackie
26-22-1
Choosing between Makeda and Lauren is so difficult. I just like the Cowboys at home.
Madeline
25-23-1
I changed my pick at the last second. Cowboys have won against stronger opponents than the Eagles. They have strong weapons in Romo, Bryant, and Murray. This game could go either way.
Makeda
23-25-1
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. This game could make it the best day of my year. Or it could sink me into a deep depression. Either way, thank god for wine.
Lauren
14-34-1
As Makeda and I already discussed, I'm actually grateful I won't be at the game because it seems like an easy way to ruin a good dinner. My dad says I can't wear my Cowboys sweater to Thanksgiving dinner, so if we lose, that's the obvious reason why.

Seahawks @ 49ers

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
28-20-1
The loser here will be 7-5 and in trouble. I don't think the Seahawks are done yet.
Jackie
26-22-1
Still not convinced the Hawks can do it two weeks in a row.
Madeline
25-23-1
The Niners annoyingly keep squeaking out wins. Not this week. I’m with Lauren; Pack needs both teams to lose so that we have a shot at the wild card if we lose the division.
Makeda
23-25-1
What Jackie said. Though really, that goes for both of these teams. So I'll take the Niners at home.
Lauren
13-31-1
If there were a way they could both lose so I'd feel better about the Boys' playoff options, I pick that. I guess I pick the Niners?

Patriots @ Packers

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
28-20-1
Yes, the Patriots look unstoppable, But Green Bay in Lambeau, on a holiday weekend?
Jackie
26-22-1
Chargers at home look good to me.
Madeline
25-23-1
Packers are my team. I love them. However, it is going to take a miracle to beat these Patriots. Patriots had a statement win against the Lions. Lions defense is significantly better than the Pack. We need to call the defensive game of our lives on Sunday — oh, wait. We have Dom Capers. Ugh. I like being first in the NFC North. I’d like to keep it that way. This pick is more of a wish.
Makeda
23-25-1
I agree that if anyone can stop the Pats, it's Green Bay at home, but...did you guys watch last week?? The Pack almost lost to the Vikings. THE VIKINGS.
Lauren
14-34-1
Is anyone else SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME?! I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME. The Packers are going to CRUSH and Aaron Rodgers is going to take a champagne bath in grape soda after the game. Wait, is that not relevant against the Pats? Whatever, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME.

Broncos @ Chiefs

Pick Sideline Commentary
Allen
28-20-1
Peyton in prime time with first place on the line. Is he going to lose to Andy Reid and Alex Smith? No.
Jackie
26-22-1
Notice a pattern yet? All home teams.
Madeline
25-23-1
This too was hard to pick. I stand by Manning. When it really comes down to it, wouldn’t you rather have Manning than Alex Smith? Yet, they are not the whole team, so it will be fun to see what happens.
Makeda
23-25-1
This is my pick for Game of the Week. I am rapidly losing faith in the Broncos, but they do not quit, as exemplified by last week's 4th quarter comeback. I'm giving it to Peyton.
Lauren
14-34-1
Peyton talks trash to Eli on Thursday and then crushes on Sunday. It's the circle of life, people.

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