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NFL announces schedule for Thanksgiving games in 2022 season

The NFL will continue its traditional Thanksgiving football schedule for the 2022 season, featuring three marquee games in late November.

There's been a game in Detroit every Turkey Day since 1934, the Cowboys introduced their annual holiday game in 1966, and the NFL brought on a third game for the primetime slot in 2006.

Here's a look at this year's triple feature of NFL football this fall.

Thanksgiving schedule for 2022 NFL season

All times Eastern

Bills at Lions
Thursday, Nov. 24, 12:30 p.m., CBS

Giants at Cowboys
Thursday, Nov. 24, 4:30 p.m., Fox

Patriots at Vikings
Thursday, Nov. 24, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Bills at Lions

This marks the first time that Buffalo and Detroit square off on Thanksgiving. Buffalo could emerge as the best team in the NFL this season behind a potentially high-scoring offense featuring quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

Detroit comes into Year 2 of the Dan Campbell regime, last season starting 0-10-1 and not returning a ton of game-changing talent this coming year.

This season is the third time that Buffalo has played on Thanksgiving in the last four years, going 2-0 in its last two holiday outings. Detroit has lost its last five Turkey Day games.

Giants at Cowboys

The two NFC East clubs have a rivalry that dates back to 1960, but this season is just the second time that the Cowboys and Giants meet on Thanksgiving.

New York is coming off a meager 4-13 outing in 2021 and looking ahead to something better with new head coach Brian Daboll on the sidelines and general manager Joe Schoen in the front office.

Dallas (12-5, 1st in NFC East in 2021) lost lead receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason in addition to a pair of offensive linemen in La'el Collins and Connor Williams, but the Cowboys return Dak Prescott at quarterback, Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, and a group of promising skill players.

Patriots at Vikings

New England will play its first Thanksgiving game in a decade while Minnesota hosts a game on the holiday for the first time ever.

Both teams should play productive rushing offense, but the Vikings should have the edge at the wide receiver position with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson coming back.


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