NFL Thanksgiving 2020 games: Here is the schedule of the matchups

Nothing says Thanksgiving like filling yourself with turkey and watching football.

Three NFL games will be played on Thursday, starting with the Texans joining the Lions at 10:30 am. They will be followed by an NFC East battle between Washington and Dallas at 2:30 pm before ending with the Steelers-Ravens match at 6:20 pm. p.m

Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about the NFL’s Thanksgiving games:


Houston Texans (3-7) at Detroit Lions (4-6)

Time: 10:30 am MT | TV: CBS

Line: Texans -2

Thanksgiving Record: Texans (1-0), Lions (37-41-2)

Last Thanksgiving Game: Texans defeated the Lions, 34-31, in overtime on November 22, 2012. Lions lost to the Bears, 24-20, on November 28, 2019.

Texan team leaders: Pass – DeShaun Watson (2,883 yards). Hurry – David Johnson (408 meters). Received – Will Fuller (708 yards).

Lions team leaders: Passing – Matthew Stafford (2,581 yards). Hurry – Adrian Peterson (389 meters). Received – Marvin Jones (455 meters).


Washington Football Team (3-7) at Dallas Cowboys (3-7)

Time: 2.30pm MT | TV: Fox

Line: Cowboys -3

Thanksgiving Record: Washington (3-8), Cowboys (31-20-1)

Last Thanksgiving Game: Washington lost to Cowboys, 31-23, on November 22, 2018. Cowboys lost to Bills, 26-15, on November 28, 2019.

Team leaders in Washington: Pass – Dwayne Haskins (939 meters). Hurry – Antonio Gibson (500 meters). Received – Terry McLaurin (871 meters).

Team leaders Cowboys: Pass – Roof Prescott (1,856 yards). Rushing – Ezekiel Elliott (675 meters). Received – Amari Cooper (736 meters).


Baltimore Ravens (6-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0)

Time: 6:20 PM MT | TV: NBC

Line: Steelers -3

Thanksgiving Record: Ravens (2-0), Steelers (2-6)

Last Thanksgiving Game: Ravens defeated Steelers, 22-20, on November 28, 2013. Steelers defeated Colts, 28-7, on November 24, 2016.

Ravens team leaders: Pass – Lamar Jackson (1,948 meters). Rushing – Jackson (575 meters). Received – Mark Andrews (454 meters).

Steelers team leaders: Pass – Ben Roethlisberger (2534 meters). Hurry – James Conner (645 meters). Received – Chase Claypool (559 yards).


Other Thanksgiving Facts

  • The Broncos haven’t played a Thanksgiving game since 2009, when they beat the Giants 26-6. Kyle Orton threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley and Knowshon Moreno ran one into the end zone.
  • Denver has historically struggled with Thanksgiving, compiling only a record of 4-7.
  • The Broncos hold a 2-0 lead over the Cowboys on Turkey day and a record 1-2 against the Lions.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team that has never played a game on Thanksgiving.
  • Four teams haven’t lost on Thanksgiving yet – Ravens, Saints, Panthers and Texans. (Technically, the Jaguars too.)
  • Four teams have not yet won a victory: Browns, Bengals, Buccaneers and Jaguars.