Which two NFL football teams always play on Thanksgiving each year?

Which two NFL football teams always play on Thanksgiving each year?

Why the Cowboys and Lions always play on Thanksgiving Day, NFL teams’ records on the holiday. Since the beginning of time, okay maybe not that long ago, but since very early on in National Football League history, fans have been able to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

What two football games play every Thanksgiving?

Watching football on Thanksgiving has become a tradition for millions of families across the country. If your family is one of those, you may have noticed that two teams seem to always play on Thanksgiving: the Lions and the Cowboys.

Why does Dallas play every Thanksgiving?

The Cowboys’ tradition of playing on Thanksgiving started when then-general manager Tex Schramm signed up for the holiday game in 1966. Schramm sought more national publicity and saw Thanksgiving as a way to boost national attention from football fans in and out of Dallas.

What football teams are playing on Thanksgiving this year?

NFL Thanksgiving schedule 2021: Raiders-Cowboys, Bills-Saints and NFC North showdown on tap

  • Bears at Lions.
  • Raiders at Cowboys.
  • Bills at Saints.

How many times have the Chicago Bears played on Thanksgiving?

Playing on Thanksgiving is nothing new for the Chicago Bears, who have done it 37 times — the third most in the NFL. Known as the Decatur and then Chicago Staleys for its first two Thanksgiving games, the team competed on the November holiday annually for 19 consecutive years from 1920-38.

What football teams play on Thursday Thanksgiving?

That’s right, Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and with the holiday comes a three-game NFL slate. The day will start with an NFC North battle in Detroit as the winless Lions host the Chicago Bears. Then, the Las Vegas Raiders will visit Jerry World to take on the Dallas Cowboys.

Who have the Cowboys played the most on Thanksgiving?

The Cowboys are 30-21-1 on Thanksgiving, including 8-1 against Washington. The teams last met on turkey day two years ago, a 31-23 Dallas win. The Cowboys have hosted the game every year since 1966 except for 1975 and 1977 when the St. Louis Cardinals hosted.

Has Detroit ever won on Thanksgiving?

The Detroit Lions’ all-time record on Thanksgiving Day is 37-43-2.

How many football games are on Thanksgiving?

Here is how you can watch all three nationally televised football games on Thanksgiving: Bears vs. Lions: FOX. Raiders vs. Cowboys: CBS. Bills vs. Saints: NBC.

How many NFL games are played on Thanksgiving Day?

The NFL is entering its 16th season of scheduling three games for Thanksgiving Day. Only two games were played last year.

How many times have the Lions played the Bears on Thanksgiving?

The Bears and Lions have met a total of 18 times on Thanksgiving, all in Detroit, with the Bears holding a 10–8 record in the Thanksgiving meetings.

When was the last time the Lions played the Bears on Thanksgiving?

1980 — The Lions and Bears were tied 17-17 at the end of regulation….Lions record on Thanksgiving.

Year Opponent Result
2017 Minnesota Vikings L, 30-23
2018 Chicago Bears L, 23-16
2019 Chicago Bears L, 24-20
2020 Houston Texans L, 41-25

What two college football teams first played on Thanksgiving?

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday and by 1869, according to Philadelphia’s The Evening Telegraph, the first intercollegiate football game was played on Thanksgiving Day between Rutgers University and Princeton University .

Which NFL teams always play on Thanksgiving?

2 Answers. Although many people think that the Packers play on Thanksgiving, it is definitely the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys who always play.

What football games are playing on Thanksgiving Day?

High school football games played on Thanksgiving are often called a Turkey Day Game or a Turkey Bowl (not to be confused with Turkey bowling), as Americans typically eat turkeys on Thanksgiving, although the title varies with each game.

What are two football teams play each Thanksgiving?

If you thought that the Detriot Lions and the Dallas Cowboys played on Thanksgiving Day a lot you’re absolutely right. These two teams play in the big games annually and are now pretty much synonymous with the day. The Lions always play in the early game while the Cowboys are always in the second one.