It's Thanksgiving Week in pro football, which means everybody's playing for the first time in weeks.
Everyone in the NFL is 10 games deep into the schedule, with 26 teams legitimately in the playoff race. I'm not talking just mathematically able, either; these teams realistically own a chance to reach the postseason. Other than the Eagles, who are ranked No. 1 for the fifth straight week, no team is running away with its division. The Patriots and Steelers own three-game leads in the AFC East and North, respectively, but New England has two games left against second-place Buffalo, while Pittsburgh will see Baltimore, which has an easy schedule going forward, in Week 14. Thus, this Turkey Day week, we'll see teams either separating from the pack or closing gaps across the league.
Much pressure to move the Vikes up. I did, but not this high.
This was amazing. Football related? Yeah, it was the Georgia Dome. Bobby Hebert once played there. Brian Finneran, too.
Bobby Layne and Barry Sanders disagree. So does Wayne Fontes.
Let the dissension commence!
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Reunited with Bill Parcells, Glenn was clutch for a 2003 Cowboys team that lacked a talented nucleus, yet somehow managed to grind out a 10-6 record. The next season, after a 2-3 start, Glenn was hurt in Week 7. Dallas limped to a 6-10 finish, with longtime Cowboys writer Mickey Spagnola calling Glenn the most indispensable player on the team. The next two seasons, Glenn was productive and, once again, clutch, delivering the game-winning score at Carolina in a contest the Cowboys had to steal if they were going to make the playoffs. The speedy Glenn led the NFL in yards per catch in 2005, then posted a second straight 1,000-yard season in 2006. Unfortunately, injuries derailed his career the next season, cutting short a fine run in the league that ended where it started: with him being one of the best players in it. With players changing teams so much these days, it might seem easy to forget how impactful a guy like Glenn was during his short time in Dallas. Well, we haven't forgotten here.