Foote Notes: Turkey Day Football Primer

Falcons and Lions Talk Turkey …

Atlanta dropped to 6-4 (SU) and 5-5 (ATS) after losing in consecutive weeks for the first time all season. This mini-slump can mainly be attributed to turnovers and penalties, as the soaring Falcons offense managed 52 points in the two setbacks. Atlanta still boasts the NFL’s top overland attack pounding out an eye-opening 176.2 rushing yards per game.

Even though the overmatched Paper Lions offense has been outgained in 7 of 10 games this season, their tandem of DT Wilkinson and DT Rogers might be what the doctored ordered against one dimensional Atlanta. After all, the run-stuffing duo spearhead a Detroit run defense permitting just 82.4 yards (!!!) on 3.4 yards per carry when at Ford Field this season.

This is a large reason why the Lions have ufabet สเต็ป2 scratched out an enviable 4-1 (ATS) mark in their last five home games And who can argue with the magic of the Motor City on Thanksgiving Day, where the host has won and covered seven of their last eleven.

Surging Broncos a Burr in Cowboys Saddle?

The second installment of Turkey Day’s double header matches the Broncos and Cowboys from “Big D”.

Denver grounded the Jets 27-0 in its latest game, which improved the Orange Ponies to an in the green 8-1 (SU) and 7-2-1 (ATS) their past nine on the board. The Broncos second ranked ground attack has now galloped for 196, 121, 255, 191, 178, 165, 188, and 221 rushing yards in its past eight tilts.

This is anything but an easy out though, as Denver takes to the road on just three days rest and will face a tough Dallas team that happens to be playing its second straight home game. Make no mistake; this is a BIG deal as far as performance is concerned. Let’s also not forget the Cowboys 5th ranked defense in the NFL has given up fewer than 14 points in six of its past seven tilts.