The Buffalo Bills take on the Dallas Cowboys today in a Thanksgiving Day match-up that could potentially silence plenty of critics for both teams. Neither the Bills nor the Cowboys have defeated a team with a .500 record at the time they played, and only Buffalo has defeated a team that currently has more wins than losses (the Tennessee Titans, whom they beat 14-7 a week before they changed quarterbacks).
Today’s game is the first one that Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen will start that in a nationally televised contest. It’s also the first game he’ll start that hasn’t kicked off at 1 PM. Last year, Buffalo played a Monday Night Football game with Derek Anderson at quarterback when Allen was recovering from an elbow injury.
Can the Bills slow potential MVP candidate Dak Prescott? Will Cody Ford be able to hold up for a second consecutive week against elite pass rushers? Will John Brown be able to burn the Cowboys’ secondary like Robby Anderson of the New York Jets did in October? Will Ezekiel Elliott run wild on Buffalo’s improving, inconsistent rush defense? The answers to these questions and more are just thirty minutes away.
Your first-half open thread is here, ladies and gentlemen. From our family at Buffalo Rumblings to yours, may your Thanksgiving be a good one, filled with family and food, the beverages of your choice, and a Buffalo Bills victory.