The Los Angeles Chargers are on fire in the NFL, while the Minnesota Vikings are in complete control of the NFC North.
After cruising to a 28-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, the Chargers have consecutive blowout victories.
The Chargers (5-6) have a great chance to even their record next week against the winless Cleveland Browns.
Meanwhile, the Vikings are now in firm control of the NFC North.
Minnesota (9-2) hold a three-game lead in the division after Thursday's 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Also on Thanksgiving, the Washington Redskins continued the New York Giants' miserable season with a 20-10 win.
PHILIP RIVERS MIGHT RALLY THE CHARGERS TO PLAY-OFFS
Chargers quarterback Rivers always plays with high energy and he has seemingly sparked his team since their sluggish start.
Rivers was 27 of 33 for 434 yards and three touchdowns on Thursday, including a 27-yard scoring strike to Tyrell Williams. The third-year receiver did a great job to high-point the ball and then tip-toe the sideline in the end zone.
As the Kansas City Chiefs are sliding in the AFC West and the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos are dealing with inner turmoil, the Chargers are the only team in the division trending upward.
"We really kept the rhythm from last week," Rivers told CBS Sports. "It was a great day. It was everything it was built up to be. Playing on Thanksgiving was special."
THE COWBOYS ARE DONE
Dallas set a franchise mark for futility by being held scoreless through the first three quarters of Thursday's game. Dating back to their last two games, the Cowboys had not scored a touchdown in 10 straight quarters for the first time in franchise history.
Dallas (5-6) got left tackle Tyron Smith back, but lost Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin with a head injury and are still without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott for another three weeks. Linebacker Sean Lee, the defensive leader, did not play again because of an injured hamstring and he might miss another two games. As the Cowboys fall further behind in the NFC play-off hunt, it is hard to imagine they will be able to make up any ground without Elliott and their other injured stars.
VIKINGS' DEFENSE CAN HELP WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP
Not only were the Lions shut down on the ground, they did not have a third-down conversion in the first half. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who finished 20 of 35 for 250 yards with two touchdowns, had more success in the second half, but a late Vikings interception sealed the win.
The Vikings entered the day ranked fifth in total defense and second in rush defense. They played like a top-five defense on Thursday against the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.
|Istanbul Basaksehir lie in wait for Burnley in Europa League qualifiers|
|No more Galacticos? Perez hints at youthful Madrid recruitment|
|Merritt claims Barbasol Championship after rain delay|
|Zvonareva out in Moscow as Sasnovich advances|
|Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup with longevity in mind|
|Probably Italy´s greatest sporting achievement - Player hails Molinari|
|Olympic swimmer Lochte gets 14-month ban for anti-doping violation|
|Roma agree fee with Bordeaux for Malcom|
|Stay strong Karius - Salah posts message of support to Liverpool keeper|
|No Hulk out, just a knockout - Whyte must control anger to beat Parker|
|No Messi, but Mbappe names himself among Ballon d´Or favourites|
|Yates brothers sign Mitchelton-Scott renewals|
|Browns´ Josh Gordon to miss start of training camp for ´health and treatment´|
|Sarri expects Hazard, Courtois and Willian to stay|
|South Africa must adapt to succeed in Asia, insists Du Plessis|
|Karunaratne aiming high after Proteas pummelling|
|Perth Glory 0 Chelsea 1: Pedro earns win in Sarri´s first game|
|Mbappe encouraged Kante to join PSG|
|Ozil all smiles upon return to Arsenal training|
|DFB denies Ozil ´racism´ claim|
|Lamar Jackson ´way ahead of the curve´ - Ravens offensive coordinator|
|Froome ready to support Team Sky colleague Thomas|
|Benfica face Fenerbahce test in Champions League third qualifying round|
|Former DFB president ´deeply saddened´ by Ozil situation|
|Thomas ready for ´war´ as yellow jersey battle hots up|
|Big-money moves part of Ajax´s ´philosophy change´ - Van der Sar|
|Runners and Ryders: All roads point to Paris for Molinari, Simpson moves into automatic spot|
|Pedro sees similarities between Sarri and Guardiola|
|Southampton will have to sell before buying again, admits Hughes|
|Parma deducted five points, Calaio given two-year ban|
|Bellerin backs Arsenal team-mate Ozil|
|Liverpool lose Matip to injury in friendly defeat|
|Herath finishes off Proteas after maiden De Bruyn century|
|Hoeness hits out at Ozil after Germany retirement|
|Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes|
|Pirates top Reds to extend winning streak to nine|
|Minnesota United 5 Los Angeles FC 1: Five-star hosts shock LAFC|
|Prospect of Anthony joining Rockets excites Harden|
|Mets place Syndergaard on DL with hand, foot and mouth disease|
|Cubs, Baez give young fan signed baseball after adult steals foul ball|
|To those who enjoy seeing others fail, I feel for you – Karius responds to criticism|
|Barbasol Championship final round to resume on Monday due to thunderstorms|
|You can´t do whatever you want in life – Mourinho responds to Martial exit talk|
|Harvick bumps Busch out of way for victory|
|Klopp hails Dortmund star Pulisic after Liverpool loss|
|Fellow pro reveals Open winner Molinari´s retirement plans|
|Manchester United 0 San Jose Earthquakes 0: Sanchez returns in uninspiring draw|
|Laporte jealous of France World Cup winners|
|Tamim fires Bangladesh to ODI success|
|Liverpool 1 Borussia Dortmund 3: Pulisic inspires comeback to deny Klopp win against old club|
|My game is back - Spieth finds Open positives despite tough final round|
|Barcelona pay tribute to retiring Marquez|
|Blow for Thomas and Froome as Moscon is excluded|
|Woods earns WGC-Bridgestone Invitational place with rankings boost|
|Clay specialist Cecchinato lifts Croatia title on return to red dirt|
|Molinari´s safety-first masterclass yields deserved Open triumph|
|Alisson to link up with Liverpool at Evian training camp|
|Woods´ return no fluke, insists Spieth|
|Johnson shrugs off shoulder injury to win second 2018 title|
|The Open 2018 diary: Kane an able golfer, hats off to Hossler|
|Tiger and Serena will talk through Open disappointment|
|Molinari: It wasn´t about being ruthless to beat Woods|
|Tiger ´ticked off´ at missed Open opportunity|
|The Open 2018: Molinari triumphs - how a dramatic final round unfolded|
|McIlroy: Great to be back in the mix|
|Open victory will take a long time to sink in, says Molinari|
|Stoke sign McClean from West Brom for £5m|
|Masterful Molinari clinches sublime Open win after Spieth, Woods fall away|
|Germany´s Ozil retires from international football|
|Vikings OL coach Tony Sparano dies|