Nothing says Thanksgiving like stuffing yourself with turkey and watching football.
Three NFL games will be played Thursday, beginning with the Bills at the Lions at 10:30 a.m. This is followed by an NFC East fight between the Giants and the Cowboys at 2:30 p.m. The Patriots will take on the Vikings in the evening game at 6:20 p.m
Here’s a look at what you need to know about the NFL’s Thanksgiving games:
Buffalo Bills (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6)
Time: 10:30 a.m. CET | TV: CBS
Line: Bills -9.5 (via BetMGM)
Thanksgiving record: Bills (5-4-1), Lions (37-43-2)
Final Thanksgiving Game: Bills beat the Saints 31-6 on November 25, 2021. Lions lost to the Bears 16-14 on November 25, 2021.
Bills Team Leader: Passing–Josh Allen (2,930 yards). Rushing-Allen (483 yards). Receiving — Stefon Diggs (1,033 yards).
Lions Team Leader: Passing – Jared Goff (2,442 yards). Rushing — Jamaal Williams (668 yards). Receiving — Amon-Ra St. Brown (594 yards).
New York Giants (7-3) at Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
Time: 2:30 p.m. MT | TV: Fox
Line: Cowboys -9.5 (via BetMGM)
Thanksgiving record: Giants (7-5-3), Cowboys (31-22-1)
Final Thanksgiving Game: Giants lost to Washington on November 23, 2017, 20-10. Cowboys lost to the Raiders in overtime on November 25, 2021, 36-33.
Giants Team Leader: Passing–Daniel Jones (1,937 yards). Rushing – Saquon Barkley (953 meters). Receiving — Darius Slayton (413 yards).
Cowboys Team Leader: Passing – Dak Prescott (1,132 yards). Rushing – Tony Pollard (701 yards). Receiving — CeeDee Lamb (751 yards).
New England Patriots (6-4) vs. Minnesota Vikings (8-2)
Time: 6:20 p.m. MT | TV: ABC
Line: Vikings -2.5 (via BetMGM)
Thanksgiving record: Patriots (3-2), Vikings (6-2)
Final Thanksgiving Game: Patriots beat the Jets 49-19 on November 22, 2012. Vikings beat Lions 30-23 on November 23, 2017.
Patriots Team Leaders: Passing – Mac Jones (1,386 yards). Rushing — Rhamondre Stevenson (644 yards). Receiving – Jakobi Meyers (509 yards).
Vikings Team Leader: Passing — Kirk Cousins (2,461 yards). Rushing – Dalvin Cook (799 yards). Receiving – Justin Jefferson (1,093 yards).
Other Thanksgiving Facts
- The Broncos haven’t played a Thanksgiving game since 2009, when they defeated the Giants 26-6. Kyle Orton threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley and Knowshon Moreno ran one into the end zone.
- Denver has struggled on Thanksgiving in the past, posting just a 4-7 record.
- The Broncos have a 2-0 lead over the Cowboys and a 1-2 record against the Lions on Turkey Day.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team that has never played Thanksgiving.
- Three teams are still undefeated this Thanksgiving – Ravens, Panthers and Texans. (Technically, so do the jaguars.)
- Four teams are yet to win: Browns, Bengals, Buccaneers and Jaguars.