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Which NFL teams will play on Thanksgiving Day?
The Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Bears and Bills will play in their 36th and ninth games, respectively, on the holiday. The Falcons will play in their fourth and the Saints will play in their third Thanksgiving game.
Why do most college football teams not play on Thanksgiving?
These days, most college teams play on the weekend of Thanksgiving rather than Thanksgiving Day, partly to not interfere with the NFL games but also as it is the conclusion to NCAAF Rivalry Week. Unlike the NFL, the college football games do not feature the same teams every year.
When did the Dallas Cowboys host a Thanksgiving Day game?
Since the beginning of the National Football League in 1920, there has been a game played on Thanksgiving. It was in 1934 that the tradition began of the Detroit Lions being an annual host. It was in 1974 that the Dallas Cowboys became the second team to annually host a Thanksgiving Day game (with the exception of 1975 and 1977).
What is the Lions’record in games on Thanksgiving?
The Lions, who have a 37-40-2 record in Thanksgiving games, started the tradition in 1934, their first year in Detroit. Team owner George A. Richards figured a game on Thanksgiving would help his team steal attention from the more popular Detroit Tigers.