2017 Thanksgiving Day Open Thread – Week 12 Thursday Games

Happy Thanksgiving to all of yinz and I hope your schedule today allows for some football watching time.

As usual, there are three games being played on this holiday Thursday and two of them figure to be pretty good ones. In all honesty, none of the three games really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers unless any of you consider the Los Angeles Chargers, the only AFC team that will play on Thursday, a threat.

Per the norm, we will run a day-long game and general discussion thread on this Thanksgiving day and if you feel up to it, you are welcome to participate in the comments below.

Throughout the day I will try to add a few video highlights from the games in addition to letting you know each team’s inactive list.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and thank you for stopping by the site today. Be on the lookout for the daily injury reports from both the Steelers and Green Bay Packers later this afternoon.

Minnesota Vikings Inactives
T Mike Remmers
QB Kyle Sloter
WR Stacy Coley
RB Mack Brown
T Aviante Collins
DE Tashawn Bower
DE Jaleel Johnson

Detroit Lions Inactives
DE Dwight Freeney
CB Jamal Agnew
RB Dwayne Washington
RB Tion Green
G Don Barclay
T Emmett Cleary
DE Jeremiah Valoaga

Los Angeles Chargers Inactives
QB Cardale Jones
WR Geremy Davis
RB Branden Oliver
OLB James Onwualu
T Michael Ola
TE Sean Culkin
DE Jeremiah Attochu

Dallas Cowboys Inactives
K Mike Nugent
RB Darren McFadden
CB Bene’ Benwikere
LB Sean Lee
LB Justin March-Lillard
DT Daniel Ross
TE Blake Jarwin

  • SteelersDepot

    Lions +2.5

  • Kevin Reich

    If Minn. Made available Bridgewater or Case. Would either be of interest to the Steelers? Assuming Steelers win Superbowl and Ben retires.

  • Matt Manzo

    Happy Thanksgiving Depot!!!
    I thought the Lions would put up more of a fight.

  • Matt Manzo

    Not Bridge. Cuz of injury. Case depends on how much money he wants. But I’d feel better with him starting than Landry.

  • Matt Manzo

    Who’s playbook do you guys use on Madden?
    I use Pete Carolls O, cuz I like the QB option every now and then.
    I used Multiple D forever but wanted to be more traditional and start using Tomlins D. But just like in real life, I started giving up big plays!

  • Darth Blount 47

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Depot peeps!

    That Vikings win is gonna keep looking better and better. They are a good team.

    This Chargers team is scrappy.

    I’ve got the ‘Skins tonight. I expect Cousins to have a big night.

  • Jaybird

    Happy turkey day Darth

  • Darth Blount 47

    And to you and yours, Jay!

  • Darth Blount 47

    So let’s assume Ben retires, which I don’t think he will, but who knows. In that horrific scenario, I say we heavy scout the 2018 QB’s. And since only a handful of teams have the kind of team already in place that we do, and only a handful of teams will be looking for a day 1 starting QB, we should trade whatever it takes to move into the top 11, and draft a QB.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I used to use the Lions offensive playbook a ton. But I like to wing it a lot and with Stafford you know the Lions cater to that for him.

  • Dee Evolution

    Chargers scored a defensive touchdown- It seems the producers purposely didn’t show the celebration.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Desmond King with a 90 yd Pick 6 of Dak.

    I remember when people were asking me why I wanted us to draft him so bad, and that since the Steelers and many teams were passing on him round after round, they must be smarter than I. I and a few others, were screaming and crying that they refused to take him. Instead, drafting guys who would never see the field for us this year. Or possibly ever. Welp. I told ya so. :”””-(

  • StolenUpVotes

    Found a website that has a whole bunch of old steelers games on it. Just google mcmillen and wife

  • nutty32

    If Ben retires, Alex Smith would be the ideal fit for our loaded offense.

  • nutty32

    He’s on youtube, too. Caught Walter Payton in his prime v. The Steel Curtain on his channel.

  • StolenUpVotes

    Has a few complete seasons on his site. 78/79/80/94/95/97/04/05/08

    Along with a lot of games from other seasons.

  • nutty32

    Great list. He has Cowher’s 1st game there. Been looking for that game for a long time.

  • Cinko123

    Or if Ben retires I would be comfortable with Kirk Cousins in free agency but the chances of that occuring are slim for many reasons.

  • StolenUpVotes

    Lots of 90s goodies

  • Conserv_58

    The last time the lions had a running game was during the Berry Sanders era. I don’t think there is another team in the league that has shunned the running game like the lions have. It pretty much goes without saying that their failure to address the running back position is the key to why they have failed to find their way into the post season. As good as Stafford is he’s never won a playoff game and it’s because they’re too one dimentional. They have zero balance. Seeing how it looks like Stafford’s got a high ankle sprain he’ll be sidelined and without him, the Lions season is over.

  • Conserv_58

    It looks like the Steelers are preparing for the possibility that this could be Ben’s last season. Colbert’s scouting staff has already been putting in a lot of air miles scouting this year’s crop of college QB’s.

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Kozora had an interesting idea the other day in the ‘if Ben retires after this season scenario’, least I think it was from Alex, but he suggested that the Colts are ready to move on from Andrew Luck and that if he’s healed up.. ya know.