The NFL’s Thanksgiving Thursday schedule initially included three video games. Now it has been diminished to 2, following right now’s announcement that the primetime matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens has been rescheduled for Sunday because of a number of constructive COVID-19 exams among the many Ravens’ group.
The remaining two Thanksgiving video games are of various ranges of significance.
The opener, pitting the Detroit Lions in opposition to the Houston Texans, is an primarily meaningless contest between two groups who will not make the playoffs or land the all-important No. 1 choose within the 2021 NFL Draft.
The matinee between Washington and the Dallas Cowboys — which now turns into the de facto most important occasion of Thanksgiving Day — includes two groups in a three-way tie for second place within the NFC East. Of course, each crew within the NFC East has a dropping file and whoever wins the division appears destined for a quiet playoff exit, but it surely’s a playoff berth nonetheless.
Who performs on Thanksgiving Day?
The Lions (4-6) host the Texans (3-7), persevering with a practice that dates again to 1934 of the Lions enjoying on Thanksgiving.
Detroit was shut out in its final sport, 20-0, by the Carolina Panthers. The Lions have a quarterback in Matthew Stafford who is often productive when it comes to getting his numbers, however accidents at working again and vast receiver have robbed Stafford of a few of his prime weapons. Lions working again Adrian Peterson is a future Hall of Famer, however at 35 years previous he is not the participant he was once and it is exhibiting this season.
The Texans are led by franchise QB Deshaun Watson, however like Stafford, he would not have lots of assist round him. Whereas Stafford’s supporting solid has been decimated by accidents, Watson’s prime receiving goal (DeAndre Hopkins) was traded away within the offseason and the Texans have not appeared to recuperate. Houston has some momentum coming into this sport, nonetheless, as they beat the New England Patriots of their final sport.
The Cowboys (3-7) are one other Thanksgiving common, having performed on the vacation yearly since 1966. They host Washington (3-7) in an NFC East showdown.
Dallas has been set again by accidents to QB Dak Prescott and the offensive line this season. Backup QB Andy Dalton performed properly final week, nonetheless, main the Cowboys to a highway win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Washington can be rolling with a reserve quarterback; Alex Smith started the season No. Three on the depth chart however has moved up after authentic starter Dwayne Haskins was benched and substitute starter Kyle Allen broke his ankle.
Thanksgiving NFL TV schedule
What occasions are the NFL video games on Thanksgiving?
12:30 p.m. EST — Texans at Lions
4:30 p.m. EST — Washington at Cowboys
What channels are the NFL video games on Thanksgiving?
CBS — Texans at Lions
FOX — Washington at Cowboys
Thanksgiving NFL live streams
CBS All Access — Texans at Lions
fubo.TV — Washington at Cowboys
Published 26 Nov 2020, 00:16 IST