|The Saints and Falcons meet for the second consecutive season on Thanksgiving to close out an all-day spread of holiday football. With it, Coffee Club regular Stormin’ Norman provides this nugget: Before playing the prime-time NFL night game it’s important to know that players with turkey-laden stomachs have played to 2-6 UNDER since the game came about in 2011, including 0-5 UNDER the last five years. Last year the Falcons and Saints combined after supper for a total of 48 points in a game which featured a lined total of 61 points. This year, not coincidentally, the total opened for the same two teams at 48 points |
Turkey Day Capsules
The Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Bears and Bills will play in their 36th and ninth games, respectively, on the holiday. The Falcons will play in their fourth and the Saints will play in their third Thanksgiving game … The Bears and Lions met in Week 10 of the 2019 season, with Chicago earning a 20-13 victory as quarterback Mitchell Tribusky passed for three touchdowns and a 131.0 passer rating in the win … Buffalo will make its eighth appearance on Thanksgiving Day and will play on the holiday for the first time since November 24, 1994. Click here for more on today’s Thanksgiving Day capsules, where today it’s all about family, food, football and friends.
From this week’s PLAYBOOK Total Tipsheet Newsletter: The Bears are 1-4 UNDER on Thursdays … the Bills are 0-5 UNDER in their last five non-conference road games, and 1-6 UNDER as non-division road dogs of 5-plus points … the Saints are 0-8 UNDER on Thursdays, the Falcons are 0-7 UNDER as home dogs of 3-plus points.