Holiday programming note

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

The NFC North blog will go dark here for a few hours to give its operator some time to get the stove warmed up, the green beans washed and the potatoes mashed. (Or, at least to supervise said activities.)

Let’s meet back here in time for the kickoff of Green Bay-Detroit, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. Here's our anticipatory post on that game in case you missed it.

Two regular Thursday features, our Homer of the Week along with Air and Space, have been pushed back. The HOW will be revealed Friday morning. Air and Space, which will focus on Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, will be posted Saturday. Thanks both for your patience and for making this one of the better-read NFC North blogs on ESPN.com.