The Dallas Cowboys overcame Oakland’s fumble return for a score on the opening kickoff to beat the Raiders 31-24 Thursday.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Both teams are mostly healthy, but there are some concerns here and there for each squad in a short week of rest and recovery from the previous game.
Just four days after losing a tough game to the Titans, the Raiders meet the Cowboys in Dallas Thursday on KPIX 5.
The offense in Oakland is no great unit, but the Raiders will only go as far as their defense takes them in 2013.
The 6-5 Dallas Cowboys lead the NFC East division, but they do so almost by default. Even with their 4-7 record, the Oakland Raiders can beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.
A last minute Tennessee touchdown dashed the hopes of Raiders fans Sunday, as Oakland lost 23-19 at home. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew that the Raiders offense had done their job late in the fourth quarter.
While a lot can happen before now and the end of the season, the playoffs are still very much in reach for the 49ers. Those who question San Francisco’s post-season chances are hanging their hat on the recent report from numberFire, giving them a 36.3 percent chance of making the playoffs. What is surprising is how anyone can agree with that.
Sometimes, you don’t need to be great to make the NFL postseason, and other times, a team just needs to sneak in to win the Super Bowl.