Tom Brady goes crazy in New York, while RGIII went to work in Dallas. The annual NFL holiday showdowns are over. Your stomach is full and the family is gone. Thanksgiving has officially come to an end. Now that you have recovered from your turkey coma, let’s re-cap Thursday’s action.
The Lions kicked off the action in Detroit, where they welcomed the Houston Texans into Ford Field. Detroit has dropped their previous nine games on Thanksgiving and was looking to turn things around against the Texans. When the game started, it looked like they would do just that. They got to a seven point lead in the first and added two more touchdowns in the second quarter. The teams entered the half with Detroit leading 21-14. However, just like last week against the Jaguars, the Texans rallied in the second half and the game went into overtime with the teams tied 31-31. On a Lions turnover, the Texans drove down the field and kicked a field goal to take their record to 10-1. The Lions couldn’t get it done, once again.
Final Score: Texans 34, Lions 31
The Rookie of the Year contender, RGIII took a trip to Texas to play in Cowboys Stadium against his division foe. In a game that both teams needed to keep their playoff hopes alive, both quarterbacks went to work to secure wins for their teams. Dallas got on the board first, kicking three points in the first quarter, but after that field goal the rookie and his Redskins took control of the board scoring 28 in the second quarter. After returning for the second half of play, Dallas looked like they would mount the comeback, putting up 10 in the third and 18 and the fourth. However, it wasn’t enough to top RGIII. The rookie quarterback threw four touchdowns and picked up 311 yards through the air.
Final Score: Redskins 38, Cowboys 31
The final game of the night could barely be called a game. The Patriots had another huge performance on every side of the ball. They manhandled the Jets in primetime, further cementing the problems for Gang Green in New York. The home team was booed as they went into the locker room at halftime, already down 35-3. And it didn’t get any better from there. The only thing the Jets are thankful for at this point in the season is a chance to look ahead to next one.
Final Score: Patriots 49, Jets 19