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Diabetes Awareness with Thanksgiving

November is diabetes awareness month. Nearly one third of Americans suffer from the disease.

The Thanksgiving holiday feast can bring a lot of confusion to people’s diabetic diet.

Kalene O’Brien joins us with more. Kalene?

That’s right Victor and Justin.

Thanksgiving of course brings lots of delicious dishes we’ve been waiting all year for.

But for diabetics it’s a time of year where staying on top of diet is more important than ever.

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No. 5 TCU makes Texas-sized playoff statement

It was not a particularly good day for football teams from the state of Texas. The Dallas Cowboys were blown away by the Philadelphia Eagles in NFL action. Texas A&M was handled by LSU. At least No. 5 TCU (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) put together a huge win that is sure to create some discussion in the College Football Playoff conversation in the coming days. TCU was in a defensive battle with Texas (6-6, 5-4 Big 12) for a while, but the Horned Frogs pulled away in wild fashion for a resounding 48-10 victory.

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NFC playoff picture: Cowboys under pressure at the quarter pole

With the Thanksgiving Day games in the books, the NFC playoff picture has gotten a shakeup.

First, let’s take a look at the winners:

— With their rout of Dallas, the Eagles (9-3) moved one game ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East. For the moment, the Eagles are the No. 2 seed in the NFC, though they would lose their spot if Green Bay beats New England on Sunday.

— The Lions (8-4) have slid into the final wild-card spot after dispatching of Chicago.

— The Seahawks (8-4) moved up from No. 6 to No. 5 in the NFC after knocking off San Francisco. Why does this matter? The No. 5 seed is very likely to draw the NFC South winner in Round One.

Now, on to the losers:

— The Cowboys (8-4) fell from the No. 5 to the No. 7 seed on account of a good-but-not-great NFC record (5-4). This knocked them out of a three-way tiebreaker with Detroit and Seattle (see below).

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Turkey Day in Dallas

How the Cowboys ruined Thanksgiving.

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This morning, like all mornings, the dog-walking ritual led past the house where Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry and his family had lived during most of what’s now known, almost exclusively, as his “storied tenure.”

Spacious home, circular drive out front, guest house in the back. Perhaps it is because the man who lived on the corner was named, I swear to God, Edgar Allan Poe, but the old Landry homestead whispers of stories from those thrilling days of yesterday. And this particular week, I feel compelled to say to the dog, “Look there, Rambo. You know used to live there? The man who ruined Thanksgiving. That’s who.”

 

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Paul Domowitch’s Eagles-Cowboys scouting report

 

by Paul Domowitch

Philly.com

WHEN THE EAGLES RUN THE BALL

The Eagles’ offensive line had zero missed starts last season when LeSean McCoy ran away with the league rushing title. Through 11 games this year, they have 18. They used their seventh different line combination Sunday against Tennessee.

The lack of continuity up front has hurt the run game, particularly early on when three of the five starters were out. McCoy averaged just 2.9 yards per carry in the first four games. Since then, though, things have improved. McCoy has rushed for 80-plus yards in six of the last seven games and notched his third 100-yard rushing performance in six games Sunday.

He and Darren Sproles have collectively averaged 5.0 yards per carry since Week 5. Sproles only has 44 rushing attempts, but has 10 double-digit runs, 14 rushing first downs and a career-high five rushing TDs. While the Cowboys have allowed 4.3 yards per carry, the only team that really dominated them on the ground was Houston, which rushed for 176 yards on 31 carries in Week 5.

EDGE: Eagles

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Winning Salute

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Sweetwater’s Isaiah McGee (5) gives out a touchdown salute while Michael Lawrence joins him in the end zone during the team’s 46-14 area playoff win over Bridgeport on Friday. McGee caught two touchdown passes in the game and Lawrence one for the Mustangs, as they improved to 12-0 while advancing to face Vernon in the regional playoffs. That game will be played at Mineral Wells starting at 2 p.m. this Friday.

Semaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon’s rushing record after one week

Melvin Gordon’s incredible record-setting performance of 406 rushing yardsin a single game lasted just one week.

On Saturday, Oklahoma freshman running back Semaje Perine surpassed Gordon’s mark when he ran for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 24 carries. Perine is now the FBS record holder for most rushing yards in a single game.

To give you some perspective, LaDainian Tomlinson held the previous record when he rushed for 406 yards in a single game during his playing career at TCU. Tomlinson’s record stood from Nov. 20, 1999 to Nov. 14, 2014. Gordon’s record lasted less than seven days.