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 NFL teams play on Thanksgiving Day?
The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have been Thanksgiving staples. The Lions began playing on the day as a result of owner G.A. Richards trying to get more fans in the stands. Detroit played the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day 1934 and the Lions have played on the day every year since.
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.
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).
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.