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Chris Schweitzer's week 12 power five

Date: November 29, 2018

By Christopher Schweitzer

Thanksgiving brought a lot of great of food and a lot of great football this week as the Saints and Falcons headlined the holiday’s matchups. The top team in the league didn’t disappoint, but the Pittsburgh Steelers did and fell out of the power five.

1. New Orleans Saints - The New Orleans Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 31-17 on Thanksgiving night. The Saints rode their defense to the victory on Thursday night as they forced 4 turnovers and 26 yards rushing. Drew Brees only passed for 171 yards, but it was enough for him to throw four touchdowns and improve the Saints to 10-1.

2. Los Angeles Rams - The Los Angeles Rams were on a bye this week after their incredible matchup with the Chiefs last week. The Rams are one of the most well balanced teams in football and will continue to be one of the best teams in the league.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- The Kansas City Chiefs were on a bye this week coming off their loss to the Rams last week. Arguably the best offense in football is only being hampered by how bad the defense is. The Chiefs will continue to score points, but they will continue to struggle against disciplined and strong offensive teams.

4. Chicago Bears - The Chicago Bears traveled to Detroit and beat the Lions 23-16 in the opening game of Thanksgiving Day. The Bears were without their QB Mitchell Trubisky, but that didn’t stop the offense as Chase Daniel stepped in to throw 230 yards and two touchdowns on the day. The Bears are 8-3 and should be getting their breakout QB back soon.

5. Los Angeles Chargers - The Los Angeles Chargers started off slow against the Cardinals on Sunday, as they fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter but dominated after. The Chargers went on to score 45 unanswered points to finish the game and win 45-10. The defense held the Cardinals to 149 yards and Philip Rivers tossed three touchdowns to help the Chargers improve to 8-3.

Christopher Schweiter can be reached at christopher.schweitzer@student.shu.edu.

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