USA TODAY Sports' Week 12 NFL picks: Do Los Angeles Rams or Green Bay Packers prevail in battle of NFC powers?
At a time to give thanks, the NFL serves up quite the smorgasbord of football on Thanksgiving weekend. Maybe you'll pass on that Bears-Lions relish, the first offering on the table Thursday. But Raiders-Cowboys and Bills-Saints later in the day should be more filling than appetizers, if not Week 12's main courses.
Sunday, we get to nosh on Buccaneers-Colts, Titans-Patriots, Steelers-Bengals, Chargers-Broncos, Vikings-49ers and Browns-Ravens, all matchups with potentially significant playoff implications.
But the most delightful entree will be served at Lambeau Field on Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers host the Los Angeles Rams in a battle of NFC powerhouses. Both clubs appear destined for postseason, yet have issues. The Rams lost two in a row before their bye and have heard plenty about getting beaten up by more physical teams lately.
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Meanwhile, the Packers have lost two of three themselves – fumbling the conference's No. 1 seed twice in the process – and Aaron Rodgers has revealed he's playing on a fractured toe, which he must do behind a new left tackle after Elgton Jenkins' season-ending knee injury. Not ideal with legendary defenders Aaron Donald and Von Miller coming to town.
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