Must-see NFL games to watch down the stretch

Packers vs. Lions on Thanksgiving, Patriots vs. Steelers and Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis are just a few must-see games down the stretch, writes Gary Horton.

Originally Published: November 20, 2007
By Gary Horton
As we all take a breather this week to spend time with our loved ones and celebrate Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to look ahead at the final six weeks of the season and pick out some can't-miss NFL games. We found 12 intriguing matchups that will have you glued to your television set.

Week 12
Green Bay at Detroit (Thursday)
This game is on Thanksgiving and this is almost a must-win game for the Lions, while Green Bay can all but wrap up the NFC North crown with a win. It is great to have a meaningful game in Detroit in front of a sell-out crowd on Thanksgiving, because it hasn't happened in a while. This game will feature two passing games that are fun to watch and this promises to be a very entertaining holiday game.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.