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Bears vs. Lions live stream: How to watch NFL Thanksgiving game online

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Bears vs. Lions live stream: How to watch NFL Thanksgiving game online

This may sound crazy, but if you’re a Raiders fan out there, the first Thanksgiving day NFL game is a must-watch.

Things get underway with an NFC North showdown between the Chicago Bears -- who sent their 2020 first-round draft pick to the Raiders in the Khalil Mack trade -- and the banged-up Detroit Lions.

Detroit will be starting third-string quarterback David Blough, with an injured Jeff Driskel serving as his backup. Longtime starter Matthew Stafford remains out as he recovers from fractured bones in his back.

Chicago, meanwhile, will trot out Mitchell Trubisky and a Bears team that seems to have picked up the pieces after a brutal four-game losing streak earlier this season. Chicago has won two of its last three games but remains on the outside looking in at the NFC playoff chase.

Here’s how you can stream Bears-Lions:

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Start time: Thursday, Nov. 28, at 9:30 a.m. PT
TV channel: FOX
Live stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial

Raiders' Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas looks awesome lit up at night

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Raiders' Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas looks awesome lit up at night

The Raiders’ new home of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas appears to be blending in perfectly to the new location.

Vegas reporter Joe Bartles was driving by the stadium and took footage of what it will look like when it’s all lit up -- and it looks pretty amazing.

The black with silver lighting gives the perfect homage to the color scheme of the team.

The $1.8 billion project is maintaining strides toward its projected July 2020 opening. Construction began in September of 2017.

[RELATED: Watch drone video of Allegiant Stadium construction]

It’ll be a top technological experience for those in attendance, as any venue should in 2020. In addition to some of the top Wi-Fi, there will be nearly 2,200 screens throughout the stadium. There will be 65,000 seats as well as a translucent plastic polymer roof.

It gets hot in Vegas, of course, so that extra detail was imperative. 

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NFL rumors: Tom Brady 'identified' Raiders as team he could win with

NFL rumors: Tom Brady 'identified' Raiders as team he could win with

Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. That still feels weird to say.

The six-time Super Bowl champion elected to leave the New England Patriots after 20 years, and spend the twilight of his career in Florida. But was that his first choice? According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Brady initially had his eyes on a different team -- the Raiders

"Around the time of the Super Bowl, Brady wants the Raiders, but like they're probably not going to make a big run at him," Rapoport said on Complex's "Load Management" podcast. "And then, everybody was reporting Raiders, and I'm like, 'maybe I'm crazy.'

"Yes. Oh, yes," Rapoport said when asked if Brady wanted the Raiders. "Now, I'm not saying more than the Bucs, but that was a team that he definitely identified and was like, OK, l like this, I could win here."

Rumors of a potential Brady-Raiders pairing swirled for over two months, but the Raiders reportedly never made an offer to the 42-year-old, knowing the type of investment it would take to land him.

On Wednesday, Brady went on the "Howard Stern Show" and talked about the free agency process, appearing to note there wasn't much discussion between the two sides.

“I really believe I could help any organization, and that’s why I signed up to continue to play," Brady told Stern when asked if the Raiders were interested. "If I didn’t think I could do that, I wouldn’t have continued to play. … I don’t know how much interest, they could probably speak to that more than me, I just know the conversations I have with my agent at the time. There were probably a lot of different teams that were interested, I’d say. Some, I want to respect their privacy, too, because they still have organizations they’re running, and I don’t want to f--k with their program at all.”

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With Brady in Tampa, the Raiders will head into the 2020 season with Derek Carr back at the helm and Marcus Mariota serving as his backup.

The Raiders are in Year 2 of an extensive rebuild under coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock. While improving, the Silver and Black aren't on the same timeline as Brady, so the fit always seemed curious unless the Raiders were willing to accelerate their rebuild.

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Stern said he would have renamed the team "The Brady Boys" in order to land the quarterback if he were the Raiders. Instead, the Raiders wisely spent their cap space shoring up a defense that was atrocious for most of the second half of the season.

If Brady plays long enough, perhaps he and the Raiders can have one final playoff bout. You know, for old time's sake.