Plenty of Sports To Be Thankful For This Weekend
Throughout the next two days, the biggest NFL game of the season as well as the biggest college football game (remaining on the schedule) will take place in the national spotlight for everyone to see.
The Packers will get one of their final road tests on their path to perfection. Ever since the Lions won their first four games of the season, everyone circled Thanksgiving Day as a game to watch. In a rivalry that usually falls on Thanksgiving, the contests between these two squads have been laughers for the last decade. Fortunately, for Lions fans, that time has come and gone. With a bright future ahead, the Lions are on the inside of the playoff picture with six games remaining on the schedule.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have made the game of football look so easy as they have now won 16 consecutive games dating back to last season. With the way the Packers remaining schedule lines up, the next two games seem to be the biggest hurdles they will have to jump to go 16-0 as they play on the road at the Lions and then next Sunday will travel to the Meadowlands to take on the Giants. Except the game tomorrow to have plenty of points as I see the Packers winning a close one to move on to 11-0.
There is no doubt where the college game of the week is as the place they call "Death Valley" will play host to #3 Arkansas as they travel to take on #1 LSU. Despite being ranked third, it seems to me that Arkansas has not gotten the credit they deserve for being 10-1 in the SEC with their only loss being to Alabama. The Razorbacks have an explosive offense with arguably the best receiving corps in the country. If Arkansas can pull off the upset on the road, the BCS would be turned upside down and I can honestly say I have no idea how the standings would look come Sunday. If LSU prevails, you can pencil in the Tigers and the Crimson Tide (round two) in the BCS Championship in January.
Enjoy the games this weekend and have a Happy Thanksgiving.