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2024 NFL Thanksgiving schedule: Teams, kickoff times, where to watch, TV, streaming for holiday tripleheader

2024 NFL Thanksgiving schedule: Teams, kickoff times, where to watch, TV, streaming for holiday tripleheader

Thanksgiving and NFL football, it’s about as American as you can get. Football and Thanksgiving have gone hand-in-hand for about a century now, as the Detroit Lions‘ tradition of playing on this special Thursday started in 1934, while the Dallas Cowboys started their Thanksgiving tradition in 1966, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

This year, we once again have a Turkey Day tripleheader, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 28, and rolling through the night with the last kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. Below, we will break down the three Thanksgiving matchups that will come in 2024.

12:30 p.m. ET on CBS, stream on Paramount+

The Lions once again get a division rival on Thanksgiving, as they will host Caleb Williams and the Bears. There’s a new energy in Chicago, and it’s not just because of their new quarterback. The Bears also drafted former Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze, traded for former Los Angeles Chargers wideout Keenan Allen and signed Pro Bowl running back D’Andre Swift. It’s a pretty solid situation for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft to walk into.

As for the Lions, they are coming off of their first-ever NFC North title after losing 13 games just two years ago. Detroit lived up to the preseason hype last year, and came oh so close to making it to Super Bowl LVIII. Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Penei Sewell got paid this offseason, while general manager Brad Holmes brought in even more talent to spark what the Lions hope will be a special 2024. The Lions are 37-45-2 all-time on Thanksgiving, and were actually upset by the rival Green Bay Packers last year, as Jordan Love threw three touchdowns. 

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.

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…

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