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Which NFL teams play at home on Thanksgiving?
The Detroit Lions have played at home on Thanksgiving every year since 1934 — except when games were paused from 1939 to 1944 during World War II. The annual holiday tradition expanded to add a home game for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s. These franchises — and their fans — only know football on Thanksgiving.
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.
Why do sports fans celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
Thanksgiving Day to sports fans is as much about football as it is about the traditional turkey dinner. From high school football in the morning to watching the afternoon game on TV as dinner starts, this tradition is as old as time. Well, almost as old as time.
How many NFL games are there on Thanksgiving Day 2021?
This Thanksgiving Day features three must-watch NFL games with division rivals and top postseason contenders in action. See below for the full 2021 Thanksgiving Day Schedule including teams playing, matchups and how to watch every game today. RELATED: When did the Thanksgiving Day NFL tradition start?