Thanksgiving Day for some people is a chance to indulge in turkey and football and this year it’s a chance to have outside help. NFL action as a third game was added to the schedule.
The trio of games sees the New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys, the Buffalo Bills at the Detroit Lions and then the first time they will see the New England Patriots at the Minnesota Vikings.
For those who do not play sports, there are plenty of TV and streaming opportunities for football fans, although in some cases it may be possible to have a free trial.
All three games will be available Thanksgiving Day on fuboTV, which has a free trial for those not yet signed up for the service.
Buffalo Bills to the Detroit Lions
Start time: 12:30 pm ET (9:30 am PT)
TV channel: CBS
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The Detroit Lions have been playing at home on Thanksgiving since 1934, without a break for World War II.
The Lions have one of the most prolific offenses in the league this year, under second-year coach Dan Campbell, and are on a winning streak, but they will come up against stiff opposition in the Bills.
The Bills were tipped for big things before the season started and while they had a stuttering season, QB Josh Allen always puts on a stellar show with the offense.
Expect a close game to kick off the process on Thanksgiving.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Start time: 4:30pm ET (1:30pm PT)
TV channel: FOXES
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The Cowboys came in action on Thanksgiving Day in 1966, when they beat the Cleveland Browns 24-16.
They have a decent memory of the big day and this season is also good with a 7-3 record and beating the Minnesota Vikings in their last outing.
This season, their division rivals will be coming to AT&T Stadium and the Giants will throw similar records at the Cowboys in a game that could determine who pushes the Philadelphia Eagles to the NFC East title.
Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots
Start time: 8:20 pm ET (5:20 pm PT)
TV channel: NBC
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It’s the third game for football fans to feast on this Thanksgiving and the first in a decade that the Patriots have played on this day.
They have a lot of work to do, though, as the Vikings are having a stellar season — until last week, that is, when they were defeated by the Cowboys in their own backyard 40-3.
It will be that they go out looking to kill the Fathers and get their time back on track.
The Patriots, for their part, have been a mixed bag, but this could make them awkward opponents, as you never know what they’ll pull out of the bag, form-wise.
This could either be the beginning of a downward spiral for the Vikings, or an opportunity to put the Cowboys’ burden behind them, almost like those who stuffed themselves full of turkey and all the trimmings before the night game.
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