Giving Thanks: Best slate of NFL Turkey day games in years

A good menu, no?

12:30 p.m. ET: Chicago at Detroit, CBS

4:30 p.m. ET: Philadelphia at Dallas, Fox.

8:30 p.m. ET: Seattle at San Francisco, NBC

It helps that Thanksgiving fixtures Detroit and Dallas have good teams. Especially the Lions after all those dismal Matt Millen turkeys.

However, the NFL also is carrying over the inner-division match-up concept for the Thursday night games to Thanksgiving Day. As a result, CBS doesn’t have an AFC team playing against the Lions. Instead, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be on the call for an important game between two old rivals in the NFC North.

“I was thrilled when I saw this game on our schedule,” said Nantz, who will be calling his 11th Thanksgiving game. “We benefit by not having a crossover game (an AFC team playing against Detroit). We have a great, traditional game. I love this match-up.”

Enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving.



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