Live broadcast of the Netherlands vs Ecuador match ,There was a lot to feast on in the NFL this Thanksgiving. The Detroit Lions took the Buffalo Bills to the wire before losing, 28-25, the Dallas Cowboys came back to beat the rival New York Giants, 28-20, and the Vikings outlasted the Patriots en route to a 33-26 victory.
With every Thanksgiving comes the good, the bad, and the ugly. For me, the stuffing this year was amazing, but the corn pudding was a little burnt. As for Grandma’s peanut butter soup, that was the ugly part of Thanksgiving. I’m not sure what she was thinking there, but I appreciate trying to turn things around.
Below, we’ll break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of the three NFL games we caught up on Thursday.
Bills 28, Black 25
The good: insulting lions
It was the Lions’ offense that showed more consistency Thursday than the Bills’ powerhouse offense. Detroit went into this game on a three-game winning streak, mainly because of the offense. Detroit scored its first touchdown in this game, even building a 25-22 lead with just 23 seconds remaining. Unfortunately, the defense gave up the offense, as Stefon Diggs’ 36-yard touchdown catch put Buffalo in position for the game-winning field goal.إقرأ أيضا:تردد قنوات الكأس على النايل سات 2022 ترددات جميع القنوات الناقلة لبطولة كأس العالم بقطر
Jared Goff completed 23 of 37 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns, while Jamal Williams rushed for 66 yards and a score. Amon Ra St. Brown dominated from the wide receiver spot, recording nine catches for 122 yards and one touchdown. While Detroit was going 6-of-15 in third downs, it went 3-of-3 in fourth downs. The Lions didn’t do everything right this holiday, but the offense nearly beat Super Bowl favorites on the national stage.
The bad: kicking
There were some costly missed kicks in this match. Michael Badgley came into Thursday going perfect 3-for-3 on field goals in five games he played for the Lions, but he missed a 29-yard field goal late in the third quarter that would have cut the Bills’ lead to just two points. If he had converted that slide shot, things might have turned out completely differently. Even worse, Tyler Bass missed an extra point with 2:40 remaining in the fourth quarter that would have given Buffalo a four-point lead. Instead, the Lions managed to tie the game with 23 seconds remaining. Bass did get a chance at a salvation, however, and came up with the game-winning 45-yard run. However, his first overtime loss since 2020 is something I’m sure is stuck on his mind.إقرأ أيضا:موعد مباراة قطر ضد السنغال الجمعة 25 نوفمبر 2022 في كأس العالم وجميع القنوات الناقلة
The Ugly: Managing the Lions Hour
As mentioned earlier, the Lions’ offense was very good, but not perfect. Head coach Dan Campbell struggled with some clock problems late in the game that might have kept the Lions in the winning streak.
Detroit got three points with 2:40 remaining in the fourth quarter and all three remaining timeouts remained. Campbell decided not to take a timeout immediately after a 15-yard pass to the St. Louis Cardinals. Detroit did not get a first down, and on the next play, Goff decided to attempt a deep pass to DJ Chark on third-and-one from the Bills’ 33-yard line with 32 seconds left. After that incomplete, the Lions had no choice but to kick a field goal on fourth down.
If Campbell could do it again, he probably would have run that third and short, got a first down, called a timeout, and then he’d have another set of touchdowns to take a few snaps in the end zone. Even if the Lions hadn’t scored a game-winning touchdown in this assumption, they would have cut more time on the clock – effectively guaranteeing overtime. Instead, the Lions’ incompletion on third down forced them to kick the field goal after using only one of the three timeouts available to them. With 23 seconds left on the clock, the Bills put together a game-winning drive.إقرأ أيضا:بث مباشر.. مباراة السنغال وإنجلترا في كأس العالم 2022
Cowboys 28, Giants 20
The Good: Dallas tight ends
One of the biggest reasons the Cowboys were able to leave the Giants in the dust in the second half was because of their use of tight ends. The entire depth chart seemed to be involved as all three second half touchdowns came through the tight end position. Dalton Schultz was at the receiving end for two of those scores, including a 15-yard touchdown reception that capped a 14-play, 75-yard opening drive to start the third quarter and regain the lead.
Meanwhile, you had Jake Ferguson Defender obstacle At a distance of 30 yards and run. Six plays later, Peyton Hendershot rushed for a 2-yard touchdown, leading the entire tight end to a Whac-A-Mole play in the end zone.
The Bad: Giants’ fourth attempt
The turning point in this game came on New York’s first possession of the second half. With the ball in midfield, Brian Dabul left his offense on the field. Daniel Jones toشok a musket shot and Saquon Barkley was wide open in the flat, but he threw the ball a little behind him and it fell incompletely. Had Jones put him in front of Barkley or simply hit him on what should have been a pitch, New York could easily have moved the chains. To make matters worse, the Giants only had 10 players down on that try.
From there, it took Dallas just over two minutes to find the end zone again and rally, 21-13.
The Ugly: Bettors hit badly in the late game
While the game was already decided by the time the Giants gained possession at the 1:13 mark of the fourth quarter after a missed Cowboys field goal, that last moment had quite a bit of money involved. By the time New York got the ball, the Cowboys had a 15-point lead, but Daniel Jones built a 64-yard touchdown drive that would absolutely swing who would come out on top in the betting window.
The Cowboys were the 9-10 favorite most days of the week, with the streak closing at Dallas-10 in Caesars Sportsbook. But instead of cashing the Cowboys-10 bettors, Jones’ 1-yard Richie James touchdown pass and subsequent extra point brought the Giants within count and covered the spread. This score also allowed a total of over 44.5 cash outs. Prior to this score, Under was sitting pretty at 41. So while a TD in the final marks may be unimportant to this game, there are plenty of Cowboys bets -10 and Under 44.5 who don’t have the best Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are now 1-11 ATS in their last 12 Thanksgiving games.
Vikings 33, Patriots 26
The Good: Justin Jefferson
The Vikings’ star receiver remains Kirk Cousins’ cheating icon as he finished with 139 yards and a touchdown on nine catches. Not only was Jefferson compiling stats, he was also hunting at the right time. While his opening driving touchdown allowed Minnesota to gain an early lead, arguably his most important take of the night came in the early stages of the fourth quarter. After running in the penalty that gave the Vikings offense new life, Cousins broke up a 36-yard pass to Jefferson at midfield and the club’s receiver got into the red zone. This reception set up what would be a light touchdown, which was caught by Adam Thielen.
Jefferson has recorded 21 games with 100+ 100 receiving yards, which ties Thielen for fourth in franchise history. He also set a new NFL record for most receiving yards during a player’s first three seasons. The previous record was held by Randy Moss, who had 4,163 rushing yards. Jefferson and the Vikings still have six more regular season games to extend his record.
The bad: Patriots red zone execution
New England has been a bad team in the red this season. In Week 12, they ranked 31st in red zone touchdown average, sitting just above the Denver Broncos. That issue came up again against the Vikings when they went 0-3 in the red zone Thursday night. While Hunter Henry’s lack of touchdown at the goal line is highly controversial and appears to be a result of the naked eye, New England had a separate red zone that reached the Vikings 5-yard line and they still wouldn’t have if the Patriots wanted to be seen as a threat. Serious about a playoff, this aspect of their game needs drastic improvement.
The Ugly: Patriots Special Teams
It was a rare poor showing for a special teams unit for Bill Belichick. There were several errors committed and two that specifically resulted in points for Minnesota. After an impressive 75-yard touchdown run by the offense to take the lead to start the second half, the Vikings special teams unit allowed a Vikings running back from 97 yards for a touchdown until backing up the game at 23.
Then, rookie Pierre Strong faced punter Ryan Wright on a 4th punt and 3 that gave Minnesota the first down. Three games after that penalty, they would score which would be the winning game.
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