Here’s the schedule and how to watch


Nothing says Thanksgiving Day like stuffing yourself with turkey and watching football.

Three NFL games will be played on Thursday, beginning with the Bills at the Lions at 10:30 a.m. They are followed by an NFC East battle between the Giants and the Cowboys at 2:30 p.m. The Patriots will take on the Vikings in the evening’s 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. MT | TV: CBS

Line: Bills -9.5 (via BetMGM)

Thanksgiving Day record: Bills (5-4-1), Lions (37-43-2)

Last Thanksgiving Day game: Bills beat the Saints, 31-6, on Nov. 25, 2021. Lions lost to the Bears, 16-14, on Nov. 25, 2021.

Bills team leaders: Passing — Josh Allen (2,930 yards). Rushing — Allen (483 yards). Receiving — Stefon Diggs (1,033 yards).

Lions team leaders: 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 Day record: Giants (7-5-3), Cowboys (31-22-1)

Last Thanksgiving Day game: Giants lost to Washington, 20-10, on Nov. 23, 2017. Cowboys lost to the Raiders, 36-33, in overtime on Nov. 25, 2021.

Giants team leaders: Passing — Daniel Jones (1,937 yards). Rushing — Saquon Barkley (953 yards). Receiving — Darius Slayton (413 yards).

Cowboys team leaders: Passing — Dak Prescott (1,132 yards). Rushing — Tony Pollard (701 yards). Receiving — CeeDee Lamb (751 yards).

New England Patriots (6-4) at Minnesota Vikings (8-2)

Time: 6:20 p.m. MT | TV: NBC

Line: Vikings -2.5 (via BetMGM)

Thanksgiving Day record: Patriots (3-2), Vikings (6-2)

Last Thanksgiving Day game: Patriots beat the Jets, 49-19, on Nov. 22, 2012. Vikings beat the Lions, 30-23, on Nov. 23, 2017.

Patriots team leaders: Passing — Mac Jones (1,386 yards). Rushing — Rhamondre Stevenson (644 yards). Receiving — Jakobi Meyers (509 yards).

Vikings team leaders: Passing — Kirk Cousins (2,461 yards). Rushing — Dalvin Cook (799 yards). Receiving — Justin Jefferson (1,093 yards).

Other Thanksgiving Day facts

  • The Broncos haven’t played a Thanksgiving game since 2009, when they beat the Giants, 26-6. Kyle Orton threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley, and Knowshon Moreno ran one into the end zone.
  • Denver has historically struggled on Thanksgiving, compiling just a 4-7 record.
  • The Broncos hold a 2-0 edge over the Cowboys on turkey day, and a 1-2 record against the Lions.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team to have never played a game on Thanksgiving.
  • Three teams have yet to suffer a loss on Thanksgiving — Ravens, Panthers and Texans. (Technically the Jaguars, too.)
  • Four teams have yet to earn a win: Browns, Bengals, Buccaneers and Jaguars.


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