Eagles visit Lions to Kick Off Thanksgiving Day Games, Line, Spread, Pick

johnsonThe annual lineup of NFL games on Thanksgiving Day kicks off with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Motor City to take on the Detroit Lions.

Detroit is stringing together some wins as it arrives for its traditional Thanksgiving Day game. The Lions have won two straight and face a slumping Eagles team Thursday midday.

Detroit started the season 1-7, while giving up an average of almost 31 points per game, before turning things around on the defensive side of the ball. Detroit held its past two opponents to a combined 29 points.

The offense for Philadelphia has not impressed lately. The Eagles failed to reach the 20-point plateau in two straight home losses to Tampa Bay and Miami. Last Sunday, the Eagles were manhandled by the Buccaneers 45-17.

Mark Sanchez played in place of an injured Sam Bradford at quarterback last week in the loss to Tampa Bay. Bradford threw the ball lightly on Monday and Tuesday in practice but is doubtful for Thursday’s game.

Two weeks ago, the Lions stunned the Packers 18-15 in Green Bay. They followed that win up with a home win of 18-13 over the Raiders. The defense gave up just 214 total yards to the Oakland offense.

Matthew Stafford the Lions star quarterback did not have a passing touchdown but rushed for one touchdown and did not commit a turnover on the day.

Calvin Johnson the All-Pro wide receiver for Detroit is questionable with an ankle injury.

Ryan Mathews as running back for the Eagles is questionable after sitting out Philadelphia’s game last week due to a concussion.

The OVER has cashed in each of the past 4 games between the two teams.

Philadelphia has covered the spread in 5 of the past 7 games against Detroit.

The team playing at home has covered the number in 5 of the past 7 games between the two teams.

Latest Line Eagles vs. Lions

Favorite: Pick ‘em, Point Total: 45

Philadelphia arrives for this Turkey Day game 4-6 straight and against the spread, while Detroit is 3-7 SU and ATS.

The Eagles on the road are 2-3 SU and ATS, while the Lions at home are 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS.

Lean: Detroit

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