NFL on Thanksgiving: Five teams have winning record heading into holiday games for first time in eight years

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This year’s NFL Thanksgiving Day slate includes 3 video games that have playoff ramifications in both conferences, setting the phase for a complete banquet of interesting matches on the vacation. Five groups will have a winning record heading into their Thanksgiving Day video games, connecting a league-high set in 2011 and 2014 (NFL began having 3 Thanksgiving Day video games in 2006). 

The integrated record of the 6 groups playing this Thanksgiving is 39-21, as the .650 win portion in between the groups is the second-highest because the Thanksgiving schedule went to 3 video games. The win portion was .682 in 2011, which is still the greatest mark. 

Here are the matches for the 3 Thanksgiving video games:

The Bills will play the Lions on Thanksgiving for the very first time because 1994 and the 3rd time total on the vacation (Detroit is 2-0 versus Buffalo on Thanksgiving). The Giants are playing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving for the very first time because 1992 and simply the 2nd time ever on the vacation. The Vikings and Patriots will satisfy on Thanksgiving for the very first time, with Minnesota hosting its very first Thanksgiving video game. 

Here the the Thanksgiving Day records of the groups playing this year:

Team

Record

Detroit Lions

37-43-2

Dallas Cowboys

31-22-1

New York Giants

6-4-3

Minnesota Vikings

6-2

Buffalo Bills

5-4-1

New England Patriots

3-2

The NFL is set for among the most-anticipated Thanksgiving Day slate of video games in years, as even the Lions are on a three-game win streak heading into the vacation. All 3 video games deserve the watch in 2022. 



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