NFL Thanksgiving Schedule 2013: What Teams Play on Turkey Day?


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If there is one thing that is troy traditional aBout Thanksgiving, it’s turkey and football. For over 100 years, we’ve had football and turkey on the same day and with the explosion of the NFL over the last 50 years, Thanksgiving Day has become almost synonymous with football.

Specifically speaking, Thanksgiving Day football has been tired directly to the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys for the last decade or so, and that’s a tradition that continues today on yet another Turkey Day. But with three NFL games on today, and only two teams locked in to play on the day — never against each other mind you — the question becomes who are the other four teams slated to set the turkey aside for a few hours to battle it out on the gridiron.

To get the obvious teams out of the way, the Detroit Lions will be playing the Green Bay packers in a game that itself has come a bit of a tradition from matchups in years past. While they don;’t play each other every Thanksgiving, it’s always extra special when Green Bay and Detroit matchup on Thanksgiving.

The Dallas Cowboys will host the Oakland Raiders yet again this year, something that they’ve done more than a few times in the past. The nightcap game will feature the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in a matchup that has disappointing ramifications this year but it always a matchup worth watching.

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Start Time: 
12:30pm ET
TV Info: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders
Start Time:
4:30pm ET
TV Info:
CBS
Announcers:
Jim Nantz, Phil Sims

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Start Time:
8:20pm ET
TV Info:
NBC
Announcers:
Al Michaels, Chris Colinsworth

It’s a stuffed day of NFL action this Thanksgiving and we can’t wait for things to heat up and kick off.

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