'No Thanks-giving' full of turkeys
November 24, 2017 9:24 AM
by Mark Mayer
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It’s been a regular complaint from our Dirty Dozen committee that the quality of play in the No Foolin’ League has overall been poor. And the league again served up three turkeys on “No Thanks-giving” including a Giants team that turned into Dwarfs before our very eyes.
Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder made a case for Pro Bowl honors off the night he had against the G-Men. And Eli Manning made a case for a new New York quarterback the rest of the way. If Deion Sanders still believes in Eli, he a party of one. Granted Eli is without all his top utensils but he looks old, slow and out of sorts. Maybe it is finally time for a change.
The other two Turkey Day matchups weren’t much better. The Lions made a game of it at the end, but Minnesota pretty much had its way. And LA –- don’t call me San Diego -- followed Philadelphia’s lead by burying the Cowboys, Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott all at once.
The decline in quality should continue over the weekend with 11 games featuring spreads of 5 points or higher including three of 13.5 or more. College football is basking in this both on the field and in the sports books where betting volume is at a record number.