We all know that a team on the rise or a Super Bowl contender has got to defeat mediocre teams. Anything less and the said team becomes mediocre as well. Just look at the Eagles teams in 1977 and 1978. The Eagles defeated the bad teams like the New York Giants, the New York Jets, the Saints and the Buccaneers. In 1979 came victories over really good football like the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Redskins
This year though the Eagles are looking bad with losses to Washington and Miami. Without winning both games next week, our playoff hope are over.
This year will be the first Thanksgiving at Detroit I have seen since 1970. That game was almost the sixth in a row that George Blanda had late game heroics for the Oakland Raiders. After trailing 14 to 0, Detroit came back to lead 21 to 14. In came Blanda with the ball at the Oakland 38 and just under four minutes remaining. After a 15 yard completion, it look like time for another photo finish. Blanda dropped a perfectly timed pass to Raymond Chester at the three yard line. Unfortunately, chester had gone in motion just a might too early which nullified the play.