Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food these days; it’s also a family coming together, gathering around and watch football! Or you can just watch it yourself. It goes without saying that Thanksgiving is not the time to judge people.
The NFL is going three-for-three with a triple-header for Thanksgiving Day 2017, with two game days and one night game this year, according to CBS Sports. With three games, you could either choose one and schedule your dinner accordingly, or just use it as an excuse to eat turkey in front of the tube this year. Just remember to keep your remote on hand because they won’t be airing on the same three networks, changing from Fox, CBS and NBC, in that order!
If you are worried about commercial disruptions this year, then there is good news for you. The NFL is even toying with a new advertisement concept this year: six-second commercials that will air with the game still going on in the corner. This should mean fewer ad breaks, according to The New York Times, so that is all the more reason to watch! Regardless, the novelty is all the more reason to watch!
The NFL triple-header will end with the first game in D.C.
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Playing in the first of the three NFL games, the Viking might have missed the playoffs, but they were the NFL’s last undefeated team. The Lions may have lost some top players, like Larry Warford and Riley Reiff, but their offensive line shouldn’t be overlooked.
Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Tony Romo is going to call the game caught in the middle. The Chargers have Philip Rivers and Joey Bosa on their side. In addition to Romo, the Cowboys have Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott on theirs.
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Saving it for last, the final game will be the first Thanksgiving game hosted in D.C. While the Redskins might have the home base advantage, playing at FedEx Field, the Giants will have Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard on their side.