Watching soccer on Thanksgiving is one in every of America’s biggest traditions of slothfulness, and as extra individuals than ever are staying house for the vacation this 12 months, there are fewer issues holding you again from parking your keister on the sofa and watching some overpaid athletes operating round on the grass guilt-free.
This 12 months options the same old groups who all the time host NFL video games on Thanksgiving: the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. Each groups are experiencing off years this season (I am being variety), however followers who have been hoping to catch a extra thrilling matchup in primetime should wait. The sport between AFC North rivals the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, which was initially scheduled to air Thanksgiving evening, has been postponed until Sunday afternoon after a variety of Ravens gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19.
However whereas we have misplaced the metaphorical turkey centerpiece on this pigskin buffet, the opposite two video games are nonetheless set to go on. This is who’s enjoying in and how one can watch the Thanksgiving NFL video games in 2020.
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT on CBS
It is OK to remain in mattress slightly longer and miss the opener, because the 3-7 Texans tackle the 4-6 Lions in a matchup meaning 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 Staff 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 performed. It is going to be a superb 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 attention-grabbing. “America’s Staff” has hosted Thanksgiving video games nearly yearly since 1966.
The remainder of the week’s NFL video games proceed on Sunday, Nov. 29 and Monday, Nov. 30.