NFL on Thanksgiving Day 2023: 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 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


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