Gobble. Gobble. Gobble.
Is there a bigger shooting-fish-in-a-barrel game than the Titans, coming off their only loss of the season, going to Detroit on a short week to face the winless Lions, who cling to this tradition of hosting Thanksgiving Day games despite the fact they’ve given America nothing to be thankful in return?
Detroit … what a place to be in this economy. The NFL has yet to announce a bail-out plan for the Lions, and sending Tennessee in for this holiday feast is simply mean.
“Based on records, if 0-11 Detroit beats 10-1 Tennessee, you would have to throw this game into the argument of being one of the greatest regular-season upsets in the history of the National Football League,” said CBS’ Jim Nantz, who has the
honor duty distinct displeasure of calling this game. “It would definitely have to be right up there, if not the biggest of all, if Detroit was able to spring that upset. Now to make this clear, I’m not comparing this to Namath and the Jets beating the Colts in Super Bowl III, or anything like that that has happened in the post-season. I’m dealing with records. Based on that, this would have to rank right up there.”
So tune in to see history, and stay for the public flogging.
Now, pass the cranberries that look like the inside of a tin can and let’s get on with the rest of the week:
== 9:30 a.m., Channel 2: Tennessee at Detroit (with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms).
== 1 p.m., Channel 11: Seattle at Dallas (with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver)
== 5:15 p.m., NFL Network: Arizona at Philadelphia (with Bob Papa and Cris Collinsworth)
== 10 a.m., Channel 11: N.Y. Giants at Washington (with Kenny Albert, Moose Johnson and Tony Siragusa). Fox also has in this window: San Francisco at Buffalo, New Orleans at Tampa Bay, Carolina at Green Bay.
== 10 a.m., Channel 2: Indianapolis at Cleveland (with Dick Enberg and Randy Cross). CBS also has Baltimore at Cincinnati and Miami at St. Louis.
== 1 p.m., Channel 2: Denver at N.Y. Jets (with Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon). CBS also has Pittsburgh at New England and Kansas City at Oakland. Fox also has Atlanta at San Diego.
== 5:15 p.m., Channel 4: Chicago at Minnesota (with Al Michaels, John Madden and Andrea Kremer)
== 5:30 p.m., ESPN: Jacksonville at Houston (with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser)
MEANWHILE, IN WEEK 14:
The league announced today that NBC has used its flex scheduling privedges, dumped New England at Seattle for Dec. 7, and picked up Washington at Baltimore from the CBS lineup. The Pats-Seahawks game moves to 1 p.m. on CBS for those ticketholders in the greater Seattle area who had plans for that Sunday afternoon. They’ve now been changed.