What two teams traditionally play on Thanksgiving?

What two teams traditionally play on Thanksgiving?

Since 1978, the Lions and Cowboys have hosted a game on Thanksgiving every year.

What teams are playing on Thanksgiving?

The first two Thanksgiving NFL games will be hosted by the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys as they are every season. Detroit will open the day with a game against the Chicago Bears, while the Cowboys will play the Las Vegas Raiders.

What NFL teams always play on Thanksgiving hint there is more than one?

Currently, three NFL games are played every Thanksgiving. The first two are hosted by Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys; a third game, with no fixed opponents, has been played annually since 2006.

What were the first two football teams to play on Thanksgiving?

The University of Detroit Stadium hosted the first broadcasted Thanksgiving Day football game in 1934, pitting the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears and sparking a new tradition.

Are there any NFL teams that always play on Thanksgiving?

If you thought that the Detriot Lions and the Dallas Cowboys played on Thanksgiving Day a lot you’re absolutely right. These two teams play in the big games annually and are now pretty much synonymous with the day. The Lions always play in the early game while the Cowboys are always in the second one.

Are there any Thanksgiving Day games on TV?

The Thanksgiving night game this year is Saints at Falcons. The Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Bears and Bills will play in their 36th and ninth games, respectively, on the holiday.

Why do the Dallas Cowboys play on Thanksgiving Day?

The Cowboys tradition of playing on Thanksgiving Day started much later but was done out of the same thinking in hopes of boosting the team’s popularity. The Boys general manager at the time was Tex Schramm and he decided to sign the team up to play a game in 1966.

Why do the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving?

The Lions, who have a 37-40-2 record in Thanksgiving games, started the tradition in 1934, their first year in Detroit. Team owner George A. Richards figured a game on Thanksgiving would help his team steal attention from the more popular Detroit Tigers.