THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
Philadelphia at Detroit, SU Pick: DetroitBy now, there is no question about how Chip Kelly’s mad offseason experiments have gone. All you need to do is look at their current record (4-6) and consider that this is a team that finished with back-to-back double digit wins in the previous two years for you to accept that the Eagles are no longer soaring high. Conversely, the Lions—bad as they’ve been for most parts of the season—are looking rejuvenated with consecutive wins over the Packers and Raiders, so they could be up for another good game. Still, with just a 3-7 record on the year, it’s hard to trust whether or not the Lions will continue to roar. Granted, the Lions will be playing at home, a place they’ve delivered some good performances this year and lost just once, so I’ll lean on the home advantage to bring the Turkey to Detroit.
Carolina at Dallas, SU Pick: CarolinaSo, it turns out that Tony Romo is all the Cowboys needed to get back to winning ways, and now that Dallas ended its 7-game losing skid last week, the hope is that Romo will continue to help the Cowboys push for an outside chance of winning their still-open division. The bad news, however, is that they’ll be facing an undefeated Carolina team that is riding hot on an MVP-worthy season from Cam Newton, meaning Dallas won’t be having it easy. As suggested by this game’s NFL odds, a close contest looks very likely here. Even so, with Carolina having a remarkable 4-0 SU and ATS in away games this season, I’m inclined to trust them for the win and cover over Dallas, who struggled a couple of times early in the season when Romo was in the fold.
Tony Romo made his 1st career start & earned his 1st win against the Carolina Panthers on October 29th, 2006 pic.twitter.com/MfJBBhM5WE— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 25, 2015