NFC North Week 12 programming note

There's nothing like New York during the long Thanksgiving weekend. Or so I'm told.

I'm not actually traveling to New York this weekend, of course. I'll be in northern New Jersey for Sunday's prime-time game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. It'll be a rematch with the Packers' 2011 playoff opponent, of course. But more importantly it's an NFC game that could give the Packers a bigger edge both in the NFC North and in the conference playoff standings if they win.

I'll keep an eye on the early Sunday game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings and should be able to wrap up that game by late afternoon. Our friends at ESPNChicago.com might help us with that. We'll see how it goes and if I can get myself in front of a television that's airing the game in the general New Jersey area. Still awaiting my invitation from NFC East colleague Dan Graziano.