It’s time for one of America’s greatest traditions鈥揟hanksgiving Day football.The Lions and Cowboyswill play in their annual afternoon games and the Falcons will host the primetime matchup.
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What teams are playing on Thanksgiving Day this year?
The Thanksgiving night game this year is Saints at Falcons. 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.
When was the first NFL game on Thanksgiving?
The first professional football games on Thanksgiving were played November 25, 1920. No games were played on the holiday from 1941-44 because of World War II. In the NFL, the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have been Thanksgiving staples.
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).