A peaceful Ferguson came together Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving and recover from violent protests that erupted when a police officer was not charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. "I believe God enough to know we will rebuild," said Reverend Carlton Lee, the pastor at Flood Christian Church, which was burnt beyond repair during the violence on Monday. He spoke at a service at the nearby Wellspring Church, saying he had received death threats and was devastated to watch the building go up in flames. Wellspring offered a free traditional Thanksgiving lunch of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie to members of the community and a diverse group of Christians from nearby parishes who came to express support.
The Philadelphia Eagles seized sole possession of first place with a 33-10 demolition of the Dallas Cowboys behind Mark Sanchez's precision passing and a superb defensive effort on Thanksgiving. Sanchez threw a touchdown pass and ran for another for the Eagles who improved to 9-3 and now lead the second place Cowboys (8-4) in the race for top spot in the NFC Eastern Division. "Nobody gave us a chance today," said running back LeSean McCoy.