NFL playoff picture 2016: Cowboys vs. Washington highlights a big Thanksgiving - Blake Schuster
With the best record in the NFL, Dallas can’t really hurt its chances here, though the young team beating a division rival for the second time this season would certainly add to its legitimacy as a contender. What the Cowboys can do is take another big step toward locking up the division title and a first-round bye. A loss for Washington won’t knock it out of a playoff spot just yet, but it’ll put the race for the sixth seed within a half-game, much tighter than it prefers.
Steelers vs. Colts 2016 picks and predictions: Pittsburgh heavy favorites on Thanksgiving - Blake Schuster
The Indianapolis Colts (5-5) will take the field on Thanksgiving against the Steelers (5-5) without their franchise quarterback. That would put any team in a tough position, but especially one that has little else to boast on either side of the ball. With Andrew Luck in concussion protocol, the Colts turn to Scott Tolzien, who will attempt multiple passes for the first time in exactly three years — he was a backup to Aaron Rodgers with the Packers then.