2023 NFL Thanksgiving Schedule: NFC Divisional Rivalry Games
The 2023 NFL Thanksgiving schedule is set to showcase three exciting NFC divisional rivalry games. Each game comes with its own unique storylines, but all three have point spreads of over a touchdown. Let’s take a closer look at the matchups:
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions, the team with the most Thanksgiving day appearances in NFL history, will host the Green Bay Packers in the opener. The Lions have played in 84 Thanksgiving day games and have a record of 37-44-2.
Washington Commanders at Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys, who will be playing their 56th Thanksgiving day game this year, will host the Washington Commanders. The Cowboys are coming off two consecutive wins as double-digit favorites and will look to continue their winning streak.
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
In the nightcap, the Seattle Seahawks will welcome the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams are known for their fierce rivalry, and this game promises to be a thrilling matchup under the lights.
2023 NFL Black Friday Game: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
For the first time ever, the NFL will feature a Black Friday game. The Miami Dolphins will travel to New York to take on the New York Jets in an AFC East showdown on Friday afternoon.
It’s worth noting that the Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team to have never appeared on Thanksgiving. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Cincinnati Bengals have each made one appearance.
The Detroit Lions, once known for being the team that other interesting teams would face on Thanksgiving, have now become a team of interest themselves. Led by quarterback Jared Goff, the Lions recently staged a remarkable comeback victory against the Chicago Bears.
One key player to keep an eye on is Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who suffered an elbow injury but managed to return for a final drive in their previous game against the Los Angeles Rams.
2023 NFL Thanksgiving Schedule
- Packers at Lions – 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS
- Commanders at Cowboys – 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX
- 49ers at Seahawks – 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC
2023 NFL Black Friday Schedule
- Dolphins at Jets – 3 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime
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