This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
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Detroit vs Chicago: Lions battle Bears in Round 169
Meeting for the 169th time in their storied NFL series, Detroit hosts Chicago as the Lions battle the Bears at Ford Field. After back to back losses, Detroit (7-4) has dropped a game behind Green Bay in the race for first in the NFC North and a tiebreaker behind Seattle for the final NFC Wild Card position. Following two straight wins, and despite what has been an ugly season in Chicago, the Bears (5-6) are still alive in the postseason chase as they sit ninth overall in the NFC. Expect the Motor City Cats to be bombs away all day against the Bears as the Chicago defense has allowed the second most touchdown pasess (25) this season.
Dallas vs Philadelphia: NFC East Rivals clash in a Fight for First
While there're compelling playoff races taking place across the NFL, few are as hot as the chase for the NFC East title as Philadelphia and Dallas will clash twice over the next 17 days. Round One goes at Jerry Land as the Cowboys aim for a third straight win after knocking off Jacksonville (31-17) in London and the Giants in New York (31-28) during their last two games that were separated by a bye week. Following a 53-20 loss to the Packers in Green Bay in Week 11, the Eagles took flight at home with a 43-24 win over the Titans last week. Philly won the NFC East last season by beating the Cowboys 24-22 in Week 17 at AT&T Stadium.
San Francisco vs Seattle: Winner stays alive - loser could be toast
Chasing the 9-2 Cardinals for first place in the NFC West, the 49ers and Seahawks will also face each other twice over the next three weeks. Sitting with 7-4 records the loser of this contest falls three loses behind Arizona who play in Atlanta on Sunday. Seattle currently owns the tiebreaker over San Francisco based on a better win percentage in division games. The defending Champs have won four of their last five games including a 19-3 stifling of the Cardinals in Seattle last week. Following back to back losses to Denver and St. Louis, San Francisco has won three straight games but the loss to the Rams may prove to be a costly one.
NFL Thanksgiving Day Parlay Prediction: The Bears last three wins were against teams with a 10-23 record while their previous three losses were to teams with a 23-10 mark. The Eagles are 2-1 with QB Mark Sanchez as their starter but the wins were against Carolina (3-7-1) and Tennessee (1-10) while the loss was to Green Bay (8-3) who we view as slightly better than the Cowboys right now. Seattle has lost five in a row in San Francisco but neither team has been very impressive or consistent so far this season. The 49ers and Seahawks have both cost us recently (we'd take the Hawks if we had to pick a winner) so we'll place a 500 unit two-team money line parlay backing DET + DAL at the SportsInteraction online sportsbook.
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The Wildcard games have concluded and the 4 Divisional matchups are set. Red Sox, Yankees will have the most marquee appeal but all series are intriguing and this postseason lineup of baseball looks as good as any that can be recalled in recent memory.