On the surface, the "Sunday Night Football" game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions appears to be one of the best matchups of Week 8. Both teams made the postseason a year ago and they are in the thick of the 2017 playoff race. Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl winner, and Matthew Stafford is arguably one of the NFL's 10 best signal callers. Sure, Pittsburgh is the better team with two more wins and a lead in their division, but Detroit is at home. The Lions are only 2.5-point underdogs, per the betting odds at OddsShark.
Watching football on Thanksgiving is a holiday tradition for millions of Americans, though the games aren't always among the year's best. This season, however, plenty will be on the line in Thursday's three NFL contests. The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have both played on Thanksgiving in every year since 1978. The teams haven't experienced much success in recent years, but both find themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt in 2016. Detroit might have their best chance to win the division since 1991, while Dallas has the NFL's best record.
Even after losing their first game of the 2017 NFL season, the Chiefs still have a three-game lead over their division rivals. The latest betting odds have Kansas City favored by 2.5 points on the road, via OddsShark, and the over/under is 47. No longer perfect, the Chiefs are still the best team in football. They are tied for the NFL's best record, and they have a convincing win over the league's only other 5-1 team. Kansas City was beaten by a Pittsburgh Steelers' team that has their number and has defeated them three times in the last year.
Amazon will officially kick off its live streaming package of NFL Thursday Night Football games tonight. Here's what you'll need to know about if you want to watch Thursday's game: Amazon's NFL streaming package will launch with tonight's game against the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers and it'll kick off at 8:25 p.m. ET. Amazon will also have its own pre-game show hosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone and former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. The games, which will only be available to Amazon Prime subscribers, are going to be broadcast through all of Amazon's platforms. They'll be shown in the Amazon Prime Video app, which can be found on smart TVs, set top boxes and other home devices.