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PFT’s Thanksgiving Day picks

Thanksgiving Week usually entails all game picks for the weekend being published on Wednesday. After doing that for the last eight or nine years, I finally realized that it’s indeed possible to break the picks article into two parts. And so we did. The picks for the trio of Thanksgiving games appear below. Last week, [more]

Bears list Mitchell Trubisky doubtful for Thanksgiving

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky‘s shoulder injury is serious enough that he’s unlikely to play tomorrow. The Bears listed Trubisky as doubtful for their early Thursday kickoff against the Lions. Trubisky suffered the shoulder injury on Sunday night against the Vikings, and although he was able to finish the game, he hasn’t been able to practice [more]

Browns can tie record for most consecutive road losses on Sunday

The Cleveland Browns can get a dubious place in NFL history with a loss on Sunday. If the Browns lose on Sunday at Cincinnati, it will be their 26th consecutive road loss. That will tie a record set by the Lions from 2007 to 2010. They could then break the record a week later at [more]

LeGarrette Blount on his season with Lions: “It’s not really as productive as I would have wanted it to be”

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount is on pace for the least productive season since leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2012 year. Blount had gained just 151 yards on 41 carries with two touchdowns in his 13 games with the Buccaneers that season. He’s on pace to finish with less than 300 yards [more]

Lions sign Don Carey

If Don Carey had any plans for Thanksgiving dinner, he’s going to be calling to cancel them. The Lions announced that they have signed Carey to their 53-man roster. The defensive back was on the team from 2011-2017, worked out for them recently and joins up a couple of days before they’ll play the Bears [more]

Lions preparing for system with Bears QB uncertain

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said on Tuesday that he is “cautiously optimistic” about quarterback Mitchell Trubisky starting against the Lions on Thanksgiving despite a right shoulder injury that’s keeping him out of practice. Without any guarantees that Trubisky is going to play, there were questions for Lions head coach Matt Patricia about how the [more]

Matt Nagy on Mitchell Trubisky: Have to make sure we do the right thing

A report on Tuesday indicated that the Bears are optimistic quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can play on Thanksgiving despite a right shoulder injury and head coach Matt Nagy added an adjective to that when he spoke to the media later in the day. Nagy described himself as “cautiously optimistic” that Trubisky will make the start against [more]

Bears optimistic Mitchell Trubisky can play Thursday

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky emerged from Sunday night’s win over the Vikings with a shoulder injury, and now has to play in a short week. But the Bears seem confident he’ll be able to. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears are optimistic he’ll be able to play Thursday against the Lions. The Bears [more]

49ers move into top spot, if draft order was determined today

The Raiders lose by winning, and the 49ers managed to win without even playing. After watching two of the very best teams in the NFL last night, it’s time to consider the very worst, and how the 2019 NFL Draft order looks for the all the teams that want to grow up to be like [more]

NFC playoff picture: Rams’ win keeps them ahead of the Saints, for now

The Rams won Super Bowl 52.5 on Monday night, and as a result they remain the top seed in the NFC playoff picture. But that may not be the case for long: The Rams have a half-game lead over the Saints, but with the Rams on their bye, the Saints can tie it up this [more]

Lions’ Kerryon Johnson week to week with knee sprain

The Lions’ top running back is going to be out for a while — but not as long a while as some feared. After medical tests today, Kerryon Johnson is considered week to week with a knee sprain, a league source tells PFT. Considering that the Lions play on Thanksgiving, we can safely say he [more]

Plenty of factors to consider when making the decision to go for two late in a game

Panthers coach Ron Rivera morphed back into his Riverboat Ron persona on Sunday, even though the whole go-for-two thing has become so commonplace that he could now be called Riverbot Ron. (And, yeah, I thought of that only after I accidentally said “Riverbot” instead of “Riverboat” during PFT Live, which as on-air verbal accidents go [more]

Eight of 11 games so far decided by 3 points or less

The NFL has played 11 of 13 games so far this weekend. Eight of those 11 were decided by three points or fewer. The Seahawks beat the Packers 27-24 on Thursday night. It was an even more dramatic Sunday, with three games decided on last-play field goals and five others going to the wire. The [more]

Ron Rivera: I think you go for two to win a game on the road

The Panthers lost to the Lions 20-19 on Sunday afternoon and they passed on a chance to try to tie the game after a D.J. Moore touchdown catch with 1:07 left to play. Head coach Ron Rivera went for two instead and quarterback Cam Newton‘s pass to wide receiver Jarius Wright was incomplete. After the [more]

Early word on Kerryon Johnson positive, Lions don’t expect ACL tear

The news on Lions running back Kerryon Johnson still may not be good. But it’s at least not the worst. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the initial indications are that the rookie running back did not tear his ACL in today’s win over the Panthers, but that he could still miss some [more]

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