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Schedule for the 2024 NFL Thanksgiving tripleheader: teams, kickoff timings, locations, TV, and streaming

The three NFL games that are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 28 Thanksgiving and NFL football are about as American as it gets. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Detroit Lions began playing on Thanksgiving Day in 1934, and the Dallas Cowboys began their Thanksgiving tradition in 1966. This year, we will once again have a Turkey Day tripleheader, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 28. The games will continue throughout the night, with the final kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. Below, we will breakdown the three Thanksgiving matchups that will occur in 2024.

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears, 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS, streamed onParamount+

On Thanksgiving, the Lions will host Caleb Williams and the Bears, who are a division foe once more. Chicago has a fresh vibe, and it has nothing to do with their new quarterback. In addition, the Bears signed Pro Bowl running back D’Andre Swift, acquired former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen through trade, and selected former Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze. The first overall choice in the draft walks into a somewhat favorable scenario.

The Lions, on the other hand, just won their first-ever NFC North championship two years ago, following 13 losses in their previous campaign. Last year, Detroit lived up to the preseason hype and almost made it to Super Bowl LVIII. In order to ignite what the Lions hope would be a historic 2024, general manager Brad Holmes added even more talent in addition to paying Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Penei Sewell this offseason. The Lions are 37-45-2 all-time on Thanksgiving, and despite Jordan Love’s three touchdown passes last year, they were actually defeated by the rival Green Bay Packers.

Last time these two teams played: Bears 28, Lions 13, Week 14 (2023) – Justin Fields and the Bears upset the Lions in Chicago, as Goff turned the ball over three times while the Lions failed to score a single point in the second half.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

4:30 p.m. ET on Fox, stream on fubo

Just like last year, “America’s Team” will host a division rival at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving. However, instead of the Washington Commanders, it’s the New York Football Giants this time around. The Cowboys didn’t have the sexiest offseason of all time, but they did reinforce the trenches with the draft selections of Tyler Guyton and Cooper Beebe, and may have found a steal in Western Michigan pass rusher Marshawn Kneeland.

As for the Giants, they are running it back with Daniel Jones, who now has a fun target to throw to in No. 6 overall pick Malik Nabers. The offense may have lost Saquon Barkley, but the defense added a big piece in star pass rusher Brian Burns.

Last time these two teams played: Cowboys 49, Giants 17, Week 10 (2023) – The Cowboys outscored the Giants, 89-17, in their two matchups last year. Tommy DeVito got his first official NFL start in Week 10, and threw for 86 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Prescott threw for 404 yards, scored five total touchdowns and threw one interception. Brandin Cooks and CeeDee Lamb both surpassed 150 receiving yards.

Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers

8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, stream on fubo

Our Thanksgiving nightcap takes place in Green Bay, as the Packers will host the Dolphins. This matchup features two quarterbacks who are hoping to get paid ASAP in Jordan Love and Tua Tagovailoa.

Love has lofty expectations entering 2024, with a young, talented wide receiving corps headlined by Christian Watson, and a backfield that added Josh Jacobs and MarShawn Lloyd. Green Bay used two of its top three picks in the draft to address the defensive side, adding linebacker Edgerrin Cooper and safety Javon Bullard in the second round. Both players are expected to play immediate roles for Jeff Hafley.

As for the Dolphins, Tagovailoa and Co. have plenty to prove. It’s fun to watch the Dolphins crush teams like the Denver Broncos, 70-20, but the fact of the matter is that Miami went 1-5 vs. playoff teams last year, and were quickly ousted from the postseason by the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Wild Card Weekend, 26-7. Mike McDaniel has one of the best wide receiving trios to work through with Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Odell Beckham Jr., and added more speed at running back with Jaylen Wright. The Dolphins ditched defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for Anthony Weaver, who will lead a revamped secondary that lost Xavien Howard, but added Kendall Fuller and Jordan Poyer.

Week 16 (Christmas Day, 2022) saw Miami blow a 20-13 halftime lead led by Aaron Rodgers after Tagovailoa threw three interceptions on the Dolphins’ final three possessions. The last time these two teams played, the Packers 26, Dolphins 20. The next day, he went through the concussion protocol.

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