Even during a pandemic, there is at least one thing that remains the same: Thanksgiving football.
The NFL is back with two Thursday games to keep your appetite for the game full. The matchups get started at 12:30 p.m. EST and go through into the afternoon.
The Detroit Lions will host the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Football Team. The game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens was postponed after a coronavirus outbreak on the Ravens. The game was moved to Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know about the games on your plate Thursday.
LIONS (4-6) VS. TEXANS (3-7)
The Lions are playing in their 81st Thanksgiving Day game. They played their first Thanksgiving game in 1934 against the Chicago Bears. Now, they get to take on the Texans who have only played one Thanksgiving Day game in franchise history. The Lions really need a victory here to try and stay in contention for a wild card playoff spot.
ALL-TIME SERIES: 3-1 Texans
TIME (EST): 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ford Field
COWBOYS (3-7) VS. WASHINGTON (3-7)
The Cowboys are playing in their 53rd Thanksgiving Day game. They have become a staple of the holiday since 1966. Washington will be appearing in their 12th Thanksgiving Day game. Like last year, the Cowboys find themselves in another important game on Turkey Day. A win over Washington puts them in a good advantage in the NFC East. Washington could feel good as well if they beat Dallas.
ALL-TIME SERIES: 73-44-2 Cowboys
TIME (EST): 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: AT&T Stadium