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 as a consequence of a number of constructive COVID-19 checks 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 decide within the 2021 NFL Draft.

The matinee between Washington and the Dallas Cowboys — which now turns into the de facto major occasion of Thanksgiving Day — entails two groups in a three-way tie for second place within the NFC East. After all, each crew within the NFC East has a dropping document and whoever wins the division appears destined for a quiet playoff exit, nevertheless it’s a playoff berth nonetheless.

Who performs on Thanksgiving Day?

The Lions (4-6) host the Texans (3-7), persevering with a convention 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 by way of getting his numbers, however accidents at operating again and extensive receiver have robbed Stafford of a few of his prime weapons. Lions operating again Adrian Peterson is a future Corridor of Famer, however at 35 years previous he is not the participant he was and it is displaying this season.

The Texans are led by franchise QB Deshaun Watson, however like Stafford, he does 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 get better. Houston has some momentum coming into this sport, nevertheless, 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, nevertheless, main the Cowboys to a street win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Washington can also be rolling with a reserve quarterback; Alex Smith started the season No. 3 on the depth chart however has moved up after authentic starter Dwayne Haskins was benched and alternative 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 dwell streams

CBS All Entry — Texans at Lions

fubo.TV — Washington at Cowboys

Revealed 26 Nov 2020, 00:16 IST


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