NFL Thanksgiving grades: Raiders earn 'B+' for shocking Cowboys, Bears don't impress in win, Saints fall flat
The most appetizing NFL game wasn't the first one on Thanksgiving Day 2021, but though the level of play in Bears-Lions left much to be desired, it did give us a game that wasn't decided until the final kick. And Raiders-Cowboys went a step further, needing overtime before it too was decided on the final kick. As for Bills-Saints ... two close games out of three ain't bad.
We got out our red pens and graded all the Thanksgiving Day performances, starting with the Bears and Lions, two of the worst teams in football -- and they looked like it. We couldn't give the winner even an average mark in that one, but the Raiders showed plenty of spark in upsetting the Cowboys in a game where they were 7.5-point …
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