NFL’s Thanksgiving Thursday winners

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Thanksgiving Day brought turkey, gravy, and some good old pro football for family bonding. The Ravens narrowly beat the Steelers 22-20, as Justin Tucker kicked five field goals and Baltimore survived a comeback attempt by Pittsburgh. The 6-6 Ravens achieved their first winning streak since September and rose above the 5-7 Steelers for a shot at the last wild-card slot in the AFC. The now 7-5 Cowboys took out the Raiders 31-24, with DeMarco Murray running for three touchdowns and Lance Dunbar rocking a career-high 82 yards rushing. Despite Matt McGloin having a strong first half for the Raiders, putting them up 21-7, Oakland’s loss tonight puts them at 4-8, dooming them to an 11th straight season without a winning record. The real excitement of the evening came from the Lions destroying the Packers 40-10, with Matthew Stafford making three touchdown passes, while Matt Flynn was sacked seven times. The 7-5 Lions have now turned around their downward spiral from losing the last two games.

Featured image courtesy of Detroit Lions Facebook.