Read more: NFL streaming: Best ways to watch the 2020 football season live without cable. In that year, the college football teams at Yale and Princeton began an annual tradition of playing each other on Thanksgiving Day. Rivera spent nine years as the head coach of the Panthers before he was fired with four games left in the 2019 season. The Cowboys’ Thanksgiving history goes back to 1966, and they have won 60% of their games on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys' rough season was made worse when Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5, while Washington has worked its way through three starting quarterbacks (Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen and now Alex Smith). NFL teams had a lot of time to try and figure out Lamar Jackson in the offseason, but will defenses be able to slow him down? The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Not even 2020 can stop the NFL from rolling out this year’s version of the league’s traditional trio of Thanksgiving games in Week 12. The play was automatically reviewed since it was ruled a touchdown, and because Schwartz threw the flag anyway, the rules said the refs couldn't review the play. With kickoff fast approaching, let’s preview the game and give you all the information you need to watch the second of the two 2020 Thanksgiving games, and how we believe the game will play out on the field. Family, food and football is a Thanksgiving tradition like no other. The Lions line up for their 81st Thanksgiving game against one of the NFL's most disappointing teams, the Texans. Michele Tafoya will serve as NBC's sideline reporter, and recently retired NFL referee Terry McAulay will discuss officiating calls as the network's NFL rules analyst. These teams have only met four times since the Texans came into the league as an expansion team in 2002. John Harbaugh was hired by the Ravens the next year. But even in this odd year, there'll be a few constants: NFL football that includes the Cowboys and Lions. Just in case there wasn't enough to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, the football Gods blessed Thursday night with one of the league's best rivalries. The Steelers and Ravens battled on Thanksgiving in 2013, a 22-20 Ravens win that saw Steelers coach Mike Tomlin step onto the field and impede the path of Jacoby Jones on a return. Here's how to watch and what time they're on. Turkey day action begins … The season is scheduled to start on Thursday, September 10th, with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans , and wrap up on Sunday, February 7, 2021 with Super Bowl 55. With their annual placement, the Thanksgiving NFL games will likely still see similar viewership, if not higher due to more people potentially staying in their homes. ET. Thanksgiving could be different for much of the United States in 2020, with gathering and travel restrictions potentially leading to a different celebration of the holiday. The Thanksgiving NFL games in 2020 feature the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and more. LOS ANGELES – Week 12 of the 2020 FOX NFL season kicked off today with a Thanksgiving Day special featuring the Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys beginning at 4:30 PM ET. Lamar Jackson has been held in check by Pittsburgh for the last two seasons, including in a loss earlier in 2020. The Lions and Texans will meet for the first time since they matched up on Thanksgiving eight years go. ET. At this point, it seems more likely than not that the winner of that division will have a sub-.500 record. Both teams brought in new head coaches in the offseason. And another one joined some 30 years later. But it's the Lions who have the real streak going. Kickoff for Lions vs. Texans on NFL Thanksgiving Day 2020 is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The Lions will get football on Thanksgiving started, as … The Cowboys welcome the Redskins at 4:30 p.m. There's one lonely team that's never played on Thanksgiving: the Jacksonville Jaguars. Deshaun Watson is now the man for the Texans as they try for their fifth AFC South title in six years. The Cowboys have played on Thanksgiving every year since except two. Below is all you need to know about the teams playing on Thanksgiving this year, plus the TV channels for the games and more. In 2020, Kane Brown will perform at AT&T Stadium. Mike Pereira is the network's rules analyst. The Ravens won 14 games and Jackson was named the league MVP in his second season. In the 13 seasons since, the duo have combined to have one losing season. Packers' Davante Adams, Dodgers' Joc Pederson formed dynamic receiver duo in high school. Despite a young star at quarterback in Deshaun Watson, the Texans have yet to find their footing without DeAndre Hopkins. But why just watch (and eat) when you can also join our special NFL Thanksgiving 2020 contest that comes with a guaranteed 0.025 BTC (~$300) prize?. It's safe to expect that CBS' top broadcast team to do this game. Their tradition of playing on turkey day started the first year they were in Detroit, when owner George A. Richards decided it'd be a chance at some extra attention. 2020 NFL SCHEDULE RELEASE:Strength of schedule rankings | Best "revenge" games. The NFL added a Christmas Day game to the 2020 schedule. The Cardinals lost both games, and the Cowboys reclaimed the tradition in 1978. What we learned from NFL Thanksgiving doubleheader Published: Nov 26, 2020 at 04:30 PM. In Week 1 of 2019, Tomlin and the Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger for the season due to injury. The Buccaneers, Texans and Bengals also have just one Thanksgiving appearance apiece. What a treat. Harbaugh and the Ravens completely redesigned their offense around Lamar Jackson. Jacksonville, which along with Carolina entered the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1995, is the only one of the 32 current NFL teams that has never played a game on Thanksgiving. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/26/5c/cooper-prescott-030620-getty-ftrjpg_17o7hnkk6a0op13wlfvqm9ee3s.jpg?t=-1325017592&w=500&quality=80. Both coaches get a brand new start with their new franchises but have different expectations moving forward. Expect to see Fox's No. He chucked his red challenge flag on to the field, which might have cost the Lions the game. For Baltimore to win, he'll have to find running room and protect the ball from a Steelers defense that's great at taking it back for Ben Roethlisberger. NFL Thanksgiving 2020 schedule, odds, lines: Lions, Cowboys and Steelers all likely favored at home to kick off Week 12 Thanksgiving is already next Thursday in the USA and William Hill sportsbook has released early lines on two of the three NFL games. The Texans will break free from the list of teams currently knotted with just one Thanksgiving appearance when they play on Thanksgiving in 2020 against the Lions. NFL 2020 Thanksgiving schedule: Lions to battle Texans, Cowboys host Washington, Ravens-Steelers postponed It's time to look ahead to Thanksgiving… ET. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. (Getty Images) They'll be joined by sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. The Washington Football Team travels to Dallas for a matchup of two teams in football's worst division, the NFC East. This will be the Texans' second Thanksgiving game after they beat the Lions in overtime in 2012. McCarthy spent 13 seasons as the head coach in Green Bay before taking a year off from coaching in 2019. The concept of American football games being played on Thanksgiving Day dates back to 1876, shortly after the game had been invented, as it was a day that most people had off from work. J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Matthew Stafford are the only players from that game that are still on their team. Below is a list of NFL teams in order by number of Thanksgiving game appearances (prior to 2020's games). It was never going to be an officially branded "Thursday Night Football" game due to … That means Tony Romo and his approximately $1 million per game salary will do the color commentary alongside Jim Nantz. They won't take part in this year's festivities, though. The Lions enter 2020 with a 37-41-2 record on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys broke their then-attendence record that year, and they've since become known as "America's Team." It'll be the 15th straight year that the NFL features three games on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving football schedule 2020. The day began with the Houston Texans defeating the Detroit Lions, 41-25.. For the Texans, offensive tackle … 2020 NFL Schedule: Team by Team SportsLine: Team-By-Team Betting Guide Best NFL Thanksgiving bets: Top plays on point spread, total … Big Ben has returned for 2020, but the end could be in sight. The three networks currently in the Super Bowl rotation will split the Thanksgiving games up evenly, as usual. There hasn't been a Thanksgiving since the turn of the century that didn't feature the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. They didn't play on Thanksgiving from 1939 to 1944, but aside from that stretch, they've playing on Thanksgiving every year since 1934 (that's 81 games and counting). (Getty Images) Dallas led the NFL in total offense in 2019 thanks to Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Ezekial Elliot and a strong offensive line. Play-by-play man Joe Buck will be joined by former Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman.Â. Cole Beasley's rap album shows the other side of Bills wide receiver, Ndamukong Suh's timeline of dirty plays: Buccaneers star rekindles history with Aaron Rodgers, https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ef/31/stafford-elliott-jackson-111920-getty-ftrjpg_mwbjcoe7qfp6zu46yymiui00.jpg?t=-221806875&w=500&quality=80, Watch NFL Thanksgiving games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial). Fox has gone with two sideline reporters on its top team this season, with both Kristina Pink and Erin Andrews working that rule. But a lot of fresh faces will be around in the 2020 season, namely Ron Rivera and Mike McCarthy. Sure enough, tickets for the Lions game against the Bears in 1934 sold out two weeks ahead of time, and according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, another 25,000 tickets could have been sold had University of Detroit Stadium seated more than 26,000. Wanting to boost interest was the reason the Cowboys first played on Thanksgiving, too, when general manager Tex Schramm got his team into Thanksgiving action in 1966. Lions-Texans will be broadcast on CBS with Tony Romo providing insight and entertainment. The Cowboys moved on from Jason Garrett with hopes of McCarthy taking the team to the next level. With the exception of a six-season gap from 1939 to 1944, the Lions this season are playing their 81st straight Thanksgiving game, a streak that began in 1934. Cole Beasley's rap album shows the other side of Bills wide receiver, Ndamukong Suh's timeline of dirty plays: Buccaneers star rekindles history with Aaron Rodgers, https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5b/1c/lamar-jackson-011120-getty-ftr_gcl3dhv8vnsb133dqgszpqmzw.jpg?t=-1737006625&w=500&quality=80, https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9a/9d/deshaun-watson-010220-getty-ftrjpg_1w6j2ytxmpvrj1xqb5924p6i2k.jpg?t=1729841591&w=500&quality=80, https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/26/5c/cooper-prescott-030620-getty-ftrjpg_17o7hnkk6a0op13wlfvqm9ee3s.jpg?t=-1325017592&w=500&quality=80, https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3d/b6/ben-roethlisberger-031320-getty-ftrjpg_91jsmbfubabb19t85oh7i73ul.jpg?t=-737917016&w=500&quality=80. The pieces are in place for McCarthy to succeed. George A. Richards, who had just purchased the team, figured a game on Thanksgiving would help his team steal attention from the more popular Detroit Tigers. The replay showed Forsett's elbow and knee were down after a short gain, which Lions coach Jim Schwartz saw. The 2020 NFL season continues Thursday, November 26th with three Thanksgiving Day games Detroit averages just 18.8 points in games without Kenny Golladay this season Read below for analysis on the Thanksgiving NFL slate and our favorite ATS picks The Arizona Cardinals technically have played on Thanksgiving just once, but the Cardinals franchise, which began in Chicago and spent many years in St. Louis before it moved to the desert, has appeared on Thanksgiving 23 times. The Cowboys that Thanksgiving broke what was then their attendance record, as 80,259 fans watched the team beat the Browns at the Cotton Bowl. Proceedings conclude with an AFC North rivalry game on NBC when the Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. Update: The NFL has moved the Ravens-Steelers game from Thursday night to Sunday afternoon due to COVID-related reasons.Â, MORE: Watch NFL Thanksgiving games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial). Yes, the Cowboys have hosted a Thanksgiving game for 42 consecutive years, but Dallas is still far off from Detroit in terms of being a Thanksgiving mainstay. Some might associate the Bears and Packers with playing on Thanksgiving, and they have a lot, ranking third and fourth in most games played on the holiday behind Dallas and Detroit. The year 2020 will mark the 42nd consecutive year that the Cowboys have hosted a Thanksgiving game. It's a different story in Washington. The successful turnout meant a Thanksgiving tradition was born. Both Bill O'Brien and Matt Patricia, two Bill Bellichick disciples, received some heavy criticism during the offseason. 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