Welcome to Week 13! Welcome to Thursday Night Football! While the New England Patriots will only enter the action on Monday, traveling to take on the Buffalo Bills in a massive AFC East showdown, the first game of the week will already be played tonight.
The Dallas Cowboys will take on the New Orleans Saints; two teams that have played on Thursday last week as well. Who should the Patriots and their fans root for in this one Glad you asked! Let’s take a closer look at the Thursday Night Football Rooting Guide.
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Dallas Cowboys (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6): Go Cowboys! This game almost went to the dreaded “Go good game!” category, but there actually is a rooting interest from New England’s perspective in this all-NFC matchup. You see, the Bills beat the Saints on Thanksgiving, meaning that New Orleans losing tonight would also hurt one of Buffalo’s tiebreakers: the team’s strength of victory — the fifth of the in-division tiebreakers — would take a hit. Given how close the race between the Patriots and Bills for the AFC East title is, it might just become important. | NFL Network/FOX