Nothing says Thanksgiving Day like stuffing yourself with turkey and watching football.
Three NFL games will be played on Thursday, beginning with the Packers at the Lions at 10:30 a.m. They are followed by an NFC East battle between the Commanders and the Cowboys at 2:30 p.m. Then Colorado’s own Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers will take on the Seahawks 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:
Green Bay Packers (4-6) at Detroit Lions (8-2)
Time: 10:30 a.m. MT | TV: Fox
Line: Lions -7.5 (via BetMGM)
Thanksgiving Day record: Packers (14-20-2), Lions (37-44-2)
Last Thanksgiving Day game: Packers lost to the Bears, 17-13, on Nov. 26, 2015. Lions lost to the Bills, 28-25, on Nov. 24, 2022.
Packers team leaders: Passing — Jordan Love (2,331 yards). Rushing — AJ Dillon (405 yards). Receiving — Jayden Reed (463 yards).
Lions team leaders: Passing — Jared Goff (2,743 yards). Rushing — David Montgomery (577 yards). Receiving — Amon-Ra St. Brown (898 yards).
Washington Commanders (4-7) at Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
Time: 2:30 p.m. MT | TV: CBS
Line: Cowboys -11
Thanksgiving Day record: Commanders (4-8-0), Cowboys (32-22-1)
Last Thanksgiving Day game: Washington beat the Cowboys, 41-16, on Nov. 26, 2020. Cowboys beat the Giants, 28-20, on Nov. 24, 2022.
Commanders team leaders: Passing — Sam Howell (3,038 yards). Rushing — Brian Robinson Jr. (558 yards). Receiving — Terry McLaurin (644 yards).
Cowboys team leaders: Passing — Dak Prescott (2,604 yards). Rushing — Tony Pollard (590 yards). Receiving — CeeDee Lamb (1,013 yards).
San Francisco 49ers (7-3) at Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
Time: 6:20 p.m. MT | TV: NBC
Line: 49ers -6.5
Thanksgiving Day record: 49ers (2-2-1), Seahawks (2-2-0)
Last Thanksgiving Day game: For both, Seahawks beat 49ers, 19-3, on Nov. 27, 2014.
49ers team leaders: Passing — Brock Purdy (2,662 yards). Rushing — Christian McCaffrey (825 yards). Receiving — Brandon Aiyuk (831 yards).
Seahawks team leaders: Passing — Geno Smith (2,404 yards). Rushing — Kenneth Walker III (613 yards). Receiving — D.K. Metcalf (646 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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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports