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Thanksgiving Football Open Thread

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Three NFL games. A late pair of college matchups. Today, let us give thanks.

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What a wonderful day. Football. Family. Football.

First off, thanks for every one of you for keeping TST a place worth coming to. You guys are the backbone of the site, but that also means I have to thank the awesome staff I have for being the brains behind the operation. We've got some awesome stuff coming down the pipeline, so I'm excited as all hell but also grateful to have a community to deliver some fun stuff to.

Here's what we've got today.

NFL

12:30 pm: Chicago Bears (5-6) at Detroit Lions (7-4) - CBS

This is a big NFC North battle with the Bears trying to stay in the mix and the Lions looking to keep pace with e 8-3 Packers atop the division. Great football appetizer.

4:30 pm: Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) at Dallas Cowboys (8-3) - FOX

From the NFC North to the NFC East, things get even better with this one. There's a 100% chance this game features the future divisional champ, but there's also a very good chance the other team in this one is one of your wild card squads. Playoff preview during Thanksgiving? I am thankful.

8:30 pm: Seattle Seahawks (7-4) at San Francisco 49ers (7-4) - NBC

What's there to say that doesn't jump out. NFC Championship rematch. NFC West battle. And with these two doing this again in two weeks in Seattle as Arizona sits out there at 9-2, this could be a series that ultimately pushes one or the other out of wild card contention.

NCAA

7:30 pm: #5 TCU (9-1) at Texas (6-5) - FOX Sports 1

7:30 pm: LSU (7-4) at Texas A&M (7-4) - ESPN

Here are the major prospects in action tonight:

Name POS Yr. School 3k's Proj. Rd.
Malcom Brown DT Jr. Texas 2
La'el Collins OT Sr. LSU 1
Danielle Hunter DE Jr. LSU 3
Cedric Ogbuehi OT RS Sr. Texas A&M 1

There's not a ton, but Rams fans will want to get a look at LSU before then end of the season if some underclassmen declare...which tends to be the case in Baton Rouge. Lots of potential from Texas, but they've been set back over the last few years. And there's plenty on A&M, but it can be tough to sort through. They're playing pretty sloppy this year...but freshman wide receivers Ricky Seals-Jones and Speedy Noil look the part, RSJ especially.