Click here to see our Houston @ Detroit markets. ROMO & R-GRIFF KEYS TO RETAINING DIVISIONAL RELEVANCE This year has been pretty disappointing for both the Redskins ($2.50) and Cowboys ($1.55), sitting at .400 and .500 respectively. The divisional rivals in the NFC East are still clinging to playoff dreams though, mainly because of Philly’s 0-5 form line. They say that the NFL’s Thanksgiving Main Event coincides with the best time to go shopping in the suburbs of Washington DC, as the streets are deserted with everybody at home watching the game. To be honest, we would much rather be watching the game than out shopping and making conversation with tumbleweeds! Confidence will be high amongst the Redskins after last week’s thumping of the Eagles, and Robert Griffin III and co know that every game at the moment is must-win if they wish to retain divisional relevance. Griffin is the key player in this game. Tony Romo fans may disagree, and he has a great history with this day, but Griffin’s debut Thanksgiving fixture provides him with the opportunity to develop a similar legacy. Griffin’s passing accuracy is quite remarkable, and he always completes handy rushing numbers as well. The more time that he gets to weigh up his options, regardless of whether he is pushed into the pocket or not, the more time he has to make sure he hits the target. Think EA Sports’ NBA Live, where hitting threes becomes a lot simpler if you have an extra couple seconds to aim and press the circle button; Griffin’s game is like this. The Cowboys need to focus on being quick and ruthless in their sack attempts here – if he gets too much space and starts racking up big numbers, the Redskins can produce an upset. But yes, Romo’s record on Thanksgiving is ridiculous, absurd even. In 5 career games on the holiday, Romo has averaged 273.4 thrown yards per game, and 14 touchdowns. As a result, the Cowboys are a perfect 5-0 since 2006. The only loss Dallas has suffered on Thanksgiving since was in 2010, when Romo was out injured. This has helped lay the platform for an incredible record throughout November over recent years, probably only bettered in current streak stats by the Pats entire second half record over the last two seasons. Without including 2010 (when he was absent), Dallas is 16-1 during the team's pivotal stretch of November games since 2006. Provided the Cowboys can defend better than they did against the Browns and restrict R-Griff effectively, they should be too good here, but expect a bruising encounter. We like them at the line, currently -3.5 @ $2.02. Click here to see our Washington @ Dallas markets. RESURGENT GANG GREEN HAVE LEFT IT TOO LATE It says more about their divisional rivals than the Jets ($3.40) themselves that they are second in the AFC East, a 2-2 record against their rivals enough to have them above fellow .400 sides Buffalo and Miami on divisional stats only. In saying that, last week’s victory over the Rams was their best win of the season. People will point to the Rams sitting bottom of the NFC West, but they had drawn with the 49ers the week before, were the hosts and had won 7 of the last 8 meeting between the two (going back to when they were in LA). It was a strong win for the Jets, who were the $2.54 outsiders heading into the game. In saying that, coming up against a Patriots ($1.33) side who are on an 18 game streak in the second half of the regular season, and coming off a 35 point win over the plucky surprise-packets of the season (Indianapolis), surely looms as a bridge too far for the green side of New York. The real questions lie in what the margin will be, and how many points will be scored. When these two sides met in New England just 4 weeks ago, it actually went to overtime. Coming off a one-point defeat to the Seahawks, a loss there would have had the Patriots at 3-4 and in real strife, but following that victory they have gone on to win the next three ass well, posting a minimum of 37 points a game during that time. Instead they sit 4th favourite as on the Super Bowl market, with a 6-1 conference record and marching towards their 10th AFC East title in 12 years. Rob Gronkowski will miss, so Tom Brady will have to find a new favourite target in the red zone for a little while. Look for Julian Edelman, who made five catches for 58 yards a TD last week, to profit on Brady’s precise delivery here. The Jets need to get back to their ground and pound style of play, which will keep the Pat’s offense on the sideline, to stand any chance here. We hate to rain on the gang green’s parade, but we just don’t see it happening; the Pats are 11 of 13 on the road here, and will continue that comfortably. We like the Over 48.0 points here, currently paying $1.88, seeing as the last five matchups between these two have averaged 51.2 points, and games featuring the Pats this year have averaged a massive 58.4 points! We also like the +6.5 on hand for the Pats, currently paying $1.95, and think that they will end the Jets’ playoff aspirations here very comfortably. Click here to see our Patriots @ Jets markets. Join the conversation with us on Twitter, like our page on Facebook and post your comments below this article – we will endeavour to respond to each and every one of you! Head to betstar.com.au or betstar.mobi, where you can save our page to your home screen. It takes just 3 minutes to sign up with Betstar, and you can get a $50 free bet every time you refer a friend to join!