NFL Week 12 early odds: Cowboys favored big over Redskins in Thanksgiving game –

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You might want to go ahead and clear 10 hours of your schedule on Thanksgiving for NFL games because the league is about to give us something we haven’t seen in over eight decades.

The three games being played this Thursday will mark the first time in 81 years that there will be three or more games on Thanksgiving involving teams that all have a record of .500 or better.

On paper, all three games seem pretty evenly matched. The oddsmakers in Vegas don’t always look at that paper when they’re putting together the spreads each week. According to them, the biggest mismatch on Thanksgiving is taking place in Dallas, where the
Dallas Cowboys
are a 6.5-point favorite over the
Washington Redskins

That’s right, the Cowboys are favored by nearly a touchdown over a Redskins team that’s 6-1-1 in its past eight games, the same Redskins team that lost by just four points to the Cowboys in Week 2.

That’s your main course for Thanksgiving.

Your appetizer will feature a showdown with first place in the NFC North on the line in Detroit. In that game, the 6-4
Detroit Lions
are a 2.5-point favorite over the
Minnesota Vikings

For dessert, you’ll get the
Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts
in prime time with the Steelers currently 2.5-point road favorites.

Will this be the best Thanksgiving ever?

Only if your in-laws don’t show up and all three of these games go to overtime.

Let’s get to the rest of the Week 12 odds.

NFL Week 12 early odds

(All lines via

Thursday, Nov. 24

Vikings (6-4) at Lions (6-4) (Opening line: Lions, -3 points)

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