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Welcome to a special edition of Thursday Night Football Start ’em Sit ’em.
The NFL has blessed us with three football games to feast on with our turkey and potatoes, and at least two of the games look to be great match ups.
In what seems to be the worst of the three games, the Detroit Lions play host to the Chicago Bears in the early game. Despite losing to the Patriots last week, Detroit is in good shape.
On the other hand, Chicago is not. The Lions have a stout run defense and a surprising pass defense, which should frustrate the Bears even more than usual.
In the afternoon game, the Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Dallas for a showdown with the Cowboys. This game is for first place in the division, so both teams have a lot to play for. A Cowboys win would give them their first winning season since 2009, while an Eagles win would put them in position to claim their 2nd straight NFC East title.
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In the finale, the San Francisco 49ers will host the Seattle Seahawks. This matchup has turned into one of the most fascinating rivalries in the last couple of years, mainly because of how good both two teams have played.
This game will be even more important because the loser will have a tough time making the playoffs, so it is imperative to win division games like this to stay in the playoff chase.
There’s a lot of quality games that will be played on Thursday, which means many players on your fantasy team will be playing a couple days early. What players will thrive in the national spotlight? Which players will be thinking of turkey instead of football? All that and more in this week’s special holiday edition of Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em.
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