As Thanksgiving approaches, it's time to give thanks. First, to the guys behind the scenes who allow me to do this, thanks. To the readers, who make this possible, thanks. And to all the injuries that keep me in a job, thanks.
I wish that the NFL would do more with pads and braces, but hey, I enjoy writing about this, so thanks to them. To the teams that play games with the Official Injury Report or talk in circles at press conferences, giving me things to explain, thanks. To the players who amp up the macho myth or try to play through injuries, giving me a chance to remind you that it's not just games missed, but opportunities missed, thanks. And to everyone who laughed at me for drafting
The Titans lost to the Jets, but it wasn't because of injury.
The Cowboys come in more or less healthy. The "more" part is that the key players will all be out there, with
The drama is all
The Cardinals weren't happy that
Um, that's almost exactly what happened, which isn't me tooting my own horn, just noting that the Cardinals should have known what was likely to happen, despite some mild shenanigans. What it means now is that the Giants made the smart play and that Jacobs and his knee should be better going forward. I'd expect this to go much like last week, where Jacobs doesn't practice until late in the week and is a gametime decision. The Giants aren't just good this year, they're smart.
The Giants barely got
We've seen this before.
Early reports on
Besides the "
With the QB situation in flux, the running game is going to be key in keeping the Eagles afloat. Look for Westbrook to sit out some practices but be ready to go on Thursday. Lorenzo Booker is the backup now, if you're desperate for some upside. The short week is a double-edged sword; if they make it through the game, the long week after it will be a big help.
The Browns miss another one. They said that Quinn was pulled due to ineffectiveness, though the team insisted that he would be back in the starting role next week, and that the broken index finger wasn't the problem. Again, we have semantics leading the way with the Browns. As
Marc Bulger is likely to play this weekend. He needs to pass his neuropsych evaluation after a concussion ...