It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about what NFL teams will be playing on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a look at the schedule for this year’s Thanksgiving Day games.
The Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are one of the most popular teams in the NFL, and they are known for their Thanksgiving Day games. The Lions have played in every Thanksgiving Day game since 1934, and they are the only team to do so. The Lions have a long-standing tradition of playing on Thanksgiving Day, and they are always one of the most watched games of the day.
The Lions have hosted a game every Thanksgiving Day since 1934, with the exception of 1939-1944 (due to the Detroit Autorama festival being held at the Detroit Michigan State Fairgrounds during those years). The Lions began their Thanksgiving Day games tradition with a 26-14 win over the Chicago Bears in 1934. The game has been held at Detroit’s home stadium, Ford Field, every year since 2002. The Lions have played in front of some of the largest crowds in NFL history on Thanksgiving, with a record crowd of 92,569 attending their 1993 game against the Green Bay Packers at the Silverdome.
The Detroit Lions have had many great players throughout their history. Some of the most notable Lions include:
Barry Sanders: One of the greatest running backs of all time, Sanders was a defining player for the Lions in the 1990s. He was a 10-time Pro Bowler and a 4-time First Team All-Pro.
Calvin Johnson: Another great Lion from the last decade, Calvin Johnson was one of the most dominant wide receivers in NFL history. He retired as the Lions’ all-time leading receiver, and is widely considered one of the best to ever play the game.
Dick LeBeau: A defensive star for the Lions in the 1960s, LeBeau is one of the most influential defensive coordinators in NFL history. He is credited with inventing the “zone blitz,” and his scheme has been used by many successful defenses over the years.
Thanksgiving Day games
The NFL has been playing games on Thanksgiving Day since its inception in 1920, and it has become something of a tradition over the years. There are currently three games played on Thanksgiving, and they are all televised nationally. The Detroit Lions have been hosting a game on Thanksgiving Day since 1934, and they have the distinction of being the only team to do so every year since the NFL began holding games on the holiday. The Lions usually play at home against one of their NFC North rivals, but they have also hosted games against teams from other divisions in recent years.
The Dallas Cowboys also have a long history of playing on Thanksgiving Day, dating back to 1966. They usually host one of the other NFC East teams, but they have also played games against teams from other divisions in recent years. The Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game is always one of the most highly-anticipated matchups of the NFL season, and it is always televised nationally.
The third game on Thanksgiving is a more recent tradition, as it was first established in 2006. This game features two AFC teams, and it is usually broadcast on the NFL Network.
The Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team that competes in the National Football League (NFL). The Cowboys have played in all of the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games since the league’s inception in 1920, winning more than half of them.
The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. They are one of the most successful teams in NFL history, having played in eight Super Bowls and capturing 20 divisional titles. This success was partially attributable to the creation of one of America’s greatest sports dynasties, which featured five Hall of Fame players who each spent at least 12 seasons with the Cowboys: quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith, defensive end/linebacker Randy White, and offensive lineman Larry Allen.
The franchise has made it to the Super Bowl eight times, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos for second most Super Bowl appearances in NFL history, trailing only the New England Patriots’ ten appearances. They are also tied with three other teams (the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and Minnesota Vikings) for second place with five Super Bowl wins behind only the Pittsburgh Steelers’ six wins. They have also recorded more regular season and overall wins (539) than any other NFL franchise.
With their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 18th, 2017; they became both the first team ever to have an winning record every year for 20 consecutive seasons; surpassing San Francisco’s previous record of 19 seasons set between 1983-2001; as well as clinching their spot in this year’s playoffs making it their 35th appearance which is tied with New England for 5th all time.
The Dallas Cowboys have had many notable players throughout their history. Some of the most famous Cowboys players include:
-Emmitt Smith: Running back who holds the NFL record for most career rushing yards. He played for the Cowboys from 1990 to 2002.
-Dez Bryant: Wide receiver who was drafted by the Cowboys in 2010. He played for the Cowboys for 8 seasons, from 2010 to 2017.
-Tony Romo: Quarterback who played for the Cowboys from 2004 to 2016. He is now a television analyst.
Thanksgiving Day games
The Dallas Cowboys have played on Thanksgiving Day more times than any other team in the NFL, with a Thanksgiving Day game almost every year since 1966. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers also play on Thanksgiving regularly. While many teams have played on Thanksgiving over the years, these three teams have become synonymous with the holiday.
The Green Bay Packers
This article will cover the Green Bay Packers and their upcoming Thanksgiving game. The Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) and are the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.
The Packers are the last of the “small town teams” which were common in the NFL during the league’s early days of the 1920s and ’30s. Founded in 1919 by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, under Lambeau’s leadership and funding, the Packers joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA), a forerunner of today’s NFL; however they found themselves under heavy financial restraints from Calhoun due to competition with another emerging league that began operation later that same year known as the National Football League (NFL).
Lambeau solicited funds for uniforms from his employer, the Indian Packing Company; however it refused his request. He then took $500 out of his own pocket to buy uniforms for what would be later known as one of, if not THE most iconic teams in NFL history. The now green and gold team would go on to win 6 NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era including 3 straight from 1929-1931. The Packers also won 3 more championships since winning Super Bowl I in 1967 including Super Bowl XXXI under head coach Mike Holmgren becoming only 1 of 7 teams to win 3 or more championships in a row.
The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.
The Packers are led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is in his 13th season in the NFL. Rodgers has led the Packers to nine playoff appearances, six NFC North championships, four NFC championship games (since 2011), and two Super Bowls (XLV and XLVIII). The Packers have won a league-record 32 NFL championships, including 13 league championships before the Super Bowl era and 19 NFL titles since then.
Thanksgiving Day games
Every year on Thanksgiving Day, NFL fans across the country look forward to watching their favorite teams compete in holiday games. While many teams take the day off, a few lucky squads get to play in front of a national audience. This year, three NFL teams will be playing on Thanksgiving Day: the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Green Bay Packers.
The Lions have been playing on Thanksgiving Day since 1934, making them the longest-tenured team in the holiday tradition. They’ve played in a total of 51 Thanksgiving games, more than any other team in NFL history. The Cowboys have played on Thanksgiving Day 39 times since 1960, when they first took on the then-expansion Lions. The Packers have only played on Thanksgiving four times in their history, with their last game coming in 1923 against the Hammond Pros.
This year’s Packers-Cowboys game will be a rematch of last year’s Divisional Round playoff game, which the Packers won 34-31 en route to their NFC Championship victory. The Lions will take on the NFC East rival Washington Redskins in what should be an exciting matchup. So if you’re looking for some Turkey Day football this year, make sure to tune into these three games!