NFL games have traditionally been a nice side dish on Thanksgiving Day, but this year they might actually compete with your meal.
That because there haven't been this many good teams playing on Turkey Day in long, long time.
Per NFL:— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) November 22, 2016
For the first time since 1935, Thanksgiving Day features three games with all six teams owning a record of .500 or better
Here's a quick look at the slate of games, all of which have playoff implications.
12:30 p.m. Vikings at Lions (CBS) – Minnesota and Detroit are currently tied atop the NFC North at 6-4 apiece, so this game will go a long way toward deciding who wins the division (sorry, Packers).
4:30 p.m. Redskins at Cowboys (Fox; 3:30 p.m. Redskins Kickoff on CSN) – The best game of the day if you go by storylines alone: Dak Prescott is taking over the Cowboys from Tony Romo, Kirk Cousins just outdueled Aaron Rodgers on Sunday Night Football, and these teams have one of the oldest rivalries in the NFL.
8:30 p.m. Steelers at Colts (NBC) – Some of the lustre came off this game when Indy QB Andrew Luck was placed in the concussion protocol, so it should provide the Steelers a good oppotunity to leapfrog the Ravens at the top of the AFC North.
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