Thanksgiving weekend is going to provide some of best match ups in several weeks. There are several pick em games on the docket not to mention seven games at a field goal or less. The top five games this weekend will feature some heavy home favorites and one road underdog that has the youngest NFL starting quarterback in the NFL.
Cincinnati Bengals vs New York Jets -8: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Cincinnati Bengals have already phoned in the season after their humiliation at the hands of the Buffalo Bills last weekend. The New York Jets have been winning ugly this season but this game should give them plenty of opportunities to flex their offensive and defensive muscles.
Look for Mark Sanchez to get his numbers in this game against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that has not given up big numbers in the passing game but is prone to giving up the big play. Take the New York Jets -8 points over the Cincinnati Bengals. Full breakdown of game.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Giants -8.5: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Jacksonville Jaguars may be 6-4 this season but it is an ugly 6-4. They do have big wins over their AFC South opponents, the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans this year. The Jacksonville Jaguars offense is good at times with David Garrard at the helm but once in a while he does melt down in the face of a fast and swarming defense.
The New York Giants and Eli Manning will be without their number one receiver, Hakeem Nicks in this game and Mario Manningham will have to pick up the slack. The New York Giants defense will be looking to show the rest of the NFL their loss to Michael Vick was a bump in the road and they will take out their vengeance on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Take the New York Giants -8.5 points over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Full breakdown of game.
Carolina Panthers vs Cleveland Browns -7: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Carolina Panthers offense is on life support and the Cleveland Browns offense is picking up steam behind their freight train Peyton Hillis. Behind the running game of Peyton Hillis and the unpredictable nature of Joshua Cribbs the Carolina Panthers be hard pressed to stay competitive in this game. Take the Cleveland Browns -7 over the Carolina Panthers.Full breakdown of game.
St Louis Rams vs Denver Broncos -3.5: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
Sam Bradford has stated that his team needs to win on the road and this St Louis Rams trip into the Denver Broncos home could be his best opportunity. This game is the Denver Broncos chance to show what they can do on offense and defense. They are below .500 against the spread at home and they are just one loss away from their 2010 season officially coming to a close. Take the St Louis Rams +3.5 points over the Denver Broncos.Full breakdown of game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Seattle Seahawks Pick Em: Pick & Breakdown
The Kansas City Chiefs are playing at a high level this season but the road has not been good to them. The Seattle Seahawks play best on their home field with their 12th man, the fans creating the loudest environment in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs are used to playing in a loud stadium also. This game will come down to the team with the best running attack and that edge goes to the Chiefs. Take the Kansas City Chiefs over the Seattle Seahawks. Full breakdown of game.
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