The last time the Philadelphia Eagles played a game on Thanksgiving was in 2015. That was a bad day. They lost to the Detroit Lions. Since then, it has felt like every year the only thing we have to root for is a Dallas Cowboys loss. That isn't to say that we can't enjoy any other contest. It's just more fun when we have a rooting interest
Luckily, this year things are different. Every game being played on Thanksgiving is important to the Eagles and their quest to win the NFC's top seed. That means you have a great reason to ignore your family all day. Just tell them 'This guy on the internet told me to ignore you, so I'm going to do just that."
There's your excuse. Yes, you're welcome. On to the Thanksgiving Day slate of games.
The Detroit Lions vs. the Green Bay Packers
The Detroit Lions are a very legitimate threat to the Eagles for the NFC's top seed in the coming NFL postseason. They currently own an 8-2 record and trail the Eagles by one game.
They have played well this year and have been fun to watch and root for. That time is over. We’ve gotten to a point where we want this squad to start losing a few games.
This seems like it could be a game in which that happens. While this isn’t your same old Lions team, it’s important to note that they haven’t won a Thanksgiving Day game since 2016.
This is a divisional game for them. We all know how weird those games can be. We’re team 'Go Pack Go' on Thursday.
The Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Commanders
This is an easy one, right? We always want Dallas to lose. This week is no different. As far as their recent Thanksgiving record goes, they're 2-3 over the past five seasons.
If you recall, they sweated out a win last year when they held off a New York Giants’ comeback. Other than that, they haven’t been all that great in their Thanksgiving games recently. Let’s take our good vibes and manifest a Cowboy loss to ruin their fans’ holiday.
The Seattle Seahawks vs. the San Francisco 49ers
This one is a little bit trickier because both of these teams are threatening the Birds, but with a record of 7-3, San Fran is farting around with being the more dangerous threat at the moment.
On top of that, the Niners visit Philadelphia in Week 13, so we’re not only looking to ruin San Fran's holiday. We want every collision to send someone into the center of the Earth.
The Niners have a mini-bye week after this one, so they’ll be well rested ahead of Week 13's game. Hopefully, that won't give them an advantage over the Eagles.
If the players can spend their increased recovery time with the massage therapist rather than their position groups, that’s a good thing for us. Consider us members of Seattles' 12th man this week.