Thanksgiving is known for its big spreads, and Week 12 continues with that theme. The Patriots, Steelers and Eagles are huge favorites, which should not be a surprise considering they’re at the top of the list for Super Bowl odds. Don’t let the big numbers scare you away. These teams are hot and could all win in routs. Favorites went 8-4-1 against the spread (ATS) last week, continuing a hot stretch. Underdogs still lead, at 77-72-8 for the season.
Thanksgiving is full of easy choices. Can’t decide between apple or pumpkin? Take a slice of each. If only picking NFL games was easy as pie. This year’s trio of Thanksgiving matchups features what could be a barnburner sandwiched between an NFC North battle with playoff implications and a matchup of the NFC East’s bottom two teams. Let’s get to it. This should be close. Minnesota just held the Rams’ top-scoring offense to seven points.
There are a number of good matchups this week. Rams-Vikings tops the slate with Eagles-Cowboys and Falcons-Seahawks capping it off in prime-time contests. There are also a number of must-miss contests (Bucs-Dolphins, anyone?). As the season nears the finish line, it’s easier to zero in on the contenders and fade the pretenders. Look for the best of the best to stay hot with wins and covers (we’re looking at you, Eagles, Patriots, Saints and Chiefs).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".