Chat alert and Week 12 programming note

This week is already so whacked out. I'm all off on my internal football clock, as you might be as well. So to help get myself organized, and you informed of our plans, let's run through a few administrative items here.

  1. There will indeed be a SportsNation chat Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. Hopefully enough of you are still at work -- er, I mean, on your break -- to make it worthwhile. I do have to shut it down after 30 minutes, however, because of the scramble generated by our next item.

  2. For the first time in NFC North blog history, we'll be on site for a Thanksgiving Day game. I'm scheduled to head to Detroit on Wednesday evening for Thursday's showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. We'll spend Thanksgiving Day breaking down that game before returning Friday to blog headquarters in preparation for the rest of the division's action over the weekend.

  3. I won't be at a game this weekend, but we'll post wrap-ups on the Chicago Bears' trip to the Oakland Raiders as well as the Minnesota Vikings' game at the Atlanta Falcons by the end of the day.

Ok, let's do this. ...