Thanksgiving is an opportunity for some people to enjoy turkey and football, and this year will be a chance for an extra helping of NFL action as a third game has been added to the schedule.
The New York Giants will face the Dallas Cowboys in a triple headline game, the Buffalo Bills will face the Detroit Lions, and then the New England Patriots will play the Minnesota Vikings in prime time.
For those not in the games, there will be plenty of TV and streaming options for football fans, though in some cases a free trial may have to be used.
The CBS game will also be available on Paramount+ and the NBC offering will also air on Peacock.
All three games will be available by Thanksgiving on fuboTV, which has a free trial for those who haven’t subscribed to the service yet.
Buffalo Bills to Detroit Lions
Start time: 12:30 pm ET (9:30 am PT)
TV channel: CBS
Live Stream: FuboTV | Paramount+ (free trial)
The Detroit Lions have been playing at home on Thanksgiving since 1934, short of the hiatus for World War II.
The Lions have had one of the most underrated offenses in the league this year under second-year coach Dan Campbell and are on a winning streak, but they will have to face stiff opposition in the billing.
The Bills were in big trouble before the start of the season, and although they had time to stutter, quarterback Josh Allen is always on the verge of setting off fireworks on offense.
Expect a close game to start proceedings on Thanksgiving Day.
New York Giants – Dallas Cowboys.
Start time: 4:30 pm ET (1:30 pm PT)
TV channel: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV (free trial)
The Cowboys took part in the Thanksgiving celebration in 1966 when they beat the Cleveland Browns 24–16.
They have a solid run on this big day and are also going strong this season with a 7-3 record and a resounding loss to the Minnesota Vikings in their last game.
This time around, their division rivals will arrive at AT&T Stadium, and the Giants can boast the same record as the Cowboys in a game that could decide who pushes the Philadelphia Eagles to the NFC East title.
Minnesota Vikings with the New England Patriots
Start time: 8:20 pm ET (5:20 pm PT)
TV channel: NBC
Live broadcast: Peacock | fuboTV (free trial)
This Thanksgiving is a third game played by football fans, and for the first time in over a decade, the Patriots play on this day.
However, they have a tough task ahead as the Vikings have had a stellar season until last week when they were completely beaten by the Cowboys in their own backyard 40-3.
This will mean they will take the field to defeat the Patriots and get the season back on track.
The Patriots, for their part, were a mixed team, but that could make them uncomfortable opponents as you can’t tell what they’ll pull out of the bag in terms of form.
This could either be the start of a downward spiral for the Vikings, or an opportunity to leave behind the stuffing of the Cowboys, like those who gorged themselves on turkey and all the garnishes before game night.
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