The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com. (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 7-7 (.500); season 98-62 (613). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 4-10 (.286); season 84-72-4 (.538).
Philadelphia (4-6) at Detroit (3-7)
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.
Lions 24, Eagles 20
TV: Channel 11.
Line: Lions by 2. O/U: 45.
The Lions tend to play well on Thanksgiving, and the Eagles are in a tailspin. That said, the Lions aren’t very good, either, even though they have won two in a...
The Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams line up for during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Carindals 31–17.