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Case Keenum and the Vikings are looking to continue their good run on Thursday against the Lions. (Photo: Brad Rempel, USA TODAY Sports)
Do you need a break from the Thanksgiving party? You're lucky. We have selected five games, we are grateful for this Thanksgiving (all times in the East):
NFL: Vikings in the Lions (12:30 pm)
If the party has not yet started, this rivalry It is the perfect appetizer. Minnesota (8-2) has six consecutive wins since losing to Detroit (6-4) in October, when the Lions' defense made the difference. But the Vikings offense, piloted by QB Case Keenum (93.7 pbader rating), has come a long way, and its solid defense limited the NFL's highest scoring team to seven points last week against the Rams.
SCOUTING REPORT: Vikings Vs. Lions
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NFL: Chargers at Cowboys (4:30 pm)
While Dallas (5-5) has been one of the pillars of the Thanksgiving games, this is the first Thanksgiving game for Los Angeles since 1969, when the Chargers (4-6) were members of the AFL. While the teams publish similar records, they enter Thursday with surprisingly different impulse waves.
The Cowboys – their offense hindered by Ezekiel Elliott's loss to suspension – have lost two in a row, including a setback for the Eagles on Sunday that damaged their playoff chances. The Chargers have won four of their last six games, suddenly entering a weak post-season AFC West race. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been caught 12 times in the last two games with LT Tyron Smith out, and the all-professional is questionable by Thursday.
College Basketball: Butler vs. Texas (19:00)
None of the teams are in the top 25 of the coaches, but this is perhaps the most attractive on the day of the opening. clashes at the opening Phil Knight PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon – a great hoops party of two tournaments and two wards during the weekend of Thanksgiving.
Butler's new trainer, LaVall Jordan, regains a lot of talent from Sweet 16 last year, led by Kelan Martin (15.0 ppg). The Longhorns of Shaka Smart feature one of the most explosive players in the country in Mohamad Bamba 7 feet (14.0 ppp, 9.0 rpg).
American college football: Ole Miss at n. 17 Mississippi State (7:30 p.m.)
The Bulldogs (8-3, 4-3) are looking to win their second consecutive Bowl Egg, while the Rebels (5-6, 2-5) are having a year off. Mississippi State has won five of its last six, while Ole Miss is still recovering from an NCAA scandal and the departure of coach Hugh Freeze, as Matt Luke has intervened as an interim coach. The Rebels should be motivated, since Thursday's game in Starkville, Mississippi, is practically a bowling game thanks to a self-imposed post-season ban.
College Basketball: Oregon vs. UConn (9 pm)
Despite losing most of his Final Four roster in the NBA, coach Dana Altman helped the Ducks reload through an impressive freshman clbad and strong transfers. The most intriguing of the group is Troy Brown, a freshman 6-7 with acquisition capacity. Oregon draws a UConn team that seeks to find its swagger among the elite programs of college hoops. Terry Larrier (16.7 points per game) and Jalen Adams (15.5 points per game) are two young men playing with a chip on their shoulder.
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