With journey restrictions in place for Thanksgiving this 12 months, there are much less issues holding you again from parking your keister on the sofa and watching soccer all day. It is one in every of America’s best traditions of slothfulness, and with Aunt Bernice not demanding you watch the third rerun of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, you possibly can catch some overpaid athletes operating round on grass guilt-free.
This 12 months options the same old groups who at all times host NFL video games on Thanksgiving: the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. However as a result of the 2 groups are experiencing some off years this season (I am being variety), it is the primetime matchup between AFC North rivals that is the metaphorical turkey centerpiece on this pigskin buffet.
Here is who’s taking part in in and how you can watch the Thanksgiving NFL video games in 2020.
Houston Texas at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT on CBS
It is OK to remain in mattress a little bit longer and miss the opener, because the 3-7 Texans tackle the 4-6 Lions in a matchup which means little or no besides to eternally hopeful Lions followers, who I am pretty sure don’t exist as I’ve solely spoken with perennially depressing Lions followers. Detroit has hosted Thanksgiving video games since 1934, with a 37-40-2 document.
Washington Soccer Crew at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on Fox
It is a nice matchup… for a Thanksgiving within the 1980s. Each Dallas and Washington are 3-7 and on the underside of the embarrassingly dreadful NFC East, with Dallas dealing with key accidents and Washington being Washington. Nevertheless, each groups are coming off uncommon wins heading into their matchup, and one would be the new division chief when it is all stated and accomplished. It is going to be day for backup quarterbacks, as each groups are sending out slingers who began the 12 months holding clipboards. That is the sport playing was invented for to maintain it fascinating. “America’s Crew” has hosted Thanksgiving video games nearly yearly since 1966.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 p.m. PT on NBC
The primetime Thanksgiving recreation has been a convention since 2006, with new groups, normally division rivals, taking part in. This 12 months’s matchup is a juicy one, with the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) heading to their undefeated arch rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0). Final 12 months’s AFC favourite Baltimore shall be taking part in offended after two losses in a row, whereas Pittsburgh will depend on a stout protection to maintain Ravens QB Lamar Jackson in test. That is going to be old school, gritty soccer. Do not go right into a turkey coma throughout this one.
The remainder of the week’s NFL video games proceed on Sunday, Nov. 29 and Monday, Nov. 30.