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The San Francisco 49ers play the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving night, just in case you had not heard. It will be the most anticipated game of a great Thanksgiving day of football.
After all, what could be better than Thanksgiving, football, and the 49ers? Playing the Seahawks, that’s what.
I sure hope you are not being dragged Black Friday shopping during the game. (If you are, be sure to have NFL Mobile up on your phone!) Thanksgiving was meant for more than just shopping for things and showing how unthankful we are. It was meant to sit back, relax, and cherish family . . . and football. Well, maybe not originally, but wouldn’t American history books be so much better if the Pilgrims played the Native Americans in a game of football? That would make for some interesting reading.
Stephen Curry isn’t a good shooter — he’s the best shooter on the planet.
Curry, who was 8-of-11 on threes last night, poured in six more tonight, dropping 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with eight assists, five rebounds and one turnover, all in three quarters of playing time in the Warriors’ 111-96 win over the Magic. Curry didn’t miss a three until about seven minutes into the third quarter. His past two performances are almost video game-esque.
The Warriors had six players score in double figures tonight. Harrison Barnes, who has been looking much more comfortable on the floor, earned himself 16 points while Shaun Livingston added a season high 15 off the bench. Andrew Bogut was no slouch himself, putting up six points, 12 boards, and dishing out 7 assists in only 24 minutes. This is only more proof that Bogut’s presence is essential for an efficient offense and a stingy defense.
Raiders safety Charles Woodson was honored this week as AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday Night.
In the game he had 9 tackles with one pass defended and a sack. He became the first player in NFL history to record over 50 interceptions (54) and 20 sacks. He also had a tackle for loss on the first third down of the game to stop Jamaal Charles for a nine-yard loss.
This is the sixth time Woodson has won the Player of the Week award. That’s second among active defensive backs behind Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.