This post is from 2010!
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One of the greatest days of every year is Thanksgiving. I could write thousands upon thousands of words explaining why Thanksgiving is such a special day, and you’d nod in agreement at all of them.
There aren’t many things that all Americans agree on, but Thanksgiving is one of them.
Somewhere among those thousands upon thousands of words about Thanksgiving would be at least a few paragraphs about football, because after turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, there aren’t many traditions more sacred that Thanksgiving Day football.
So even thought we’re a couple of weeks away, I figured I’d whet your appetite with the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day football schedule for 2010.
NFL 2010 Thanksgiving Day Football Schedule
Matchups – TV Schedule – Announcers – Spreads and Over-Unders – Tickets
- Patriots-Lions Thanksgiving Day Kickoff Time: 12:30 ET
- Patriots-Lions Thanksgiving Day TV: CBS
- Patriots-Lions Thanksgiving Day Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
- Patriots-Lions Thanksgiving Day Point Spread: Patriots -7
- Patriots-Lions Thanksgiving Day Over-Under Odds: 51
- Jerod’s Patriots-Lions Week 12 Pick
- Griffin Gotta’s Lions-Patriots Thanksgiving Day Spread Pick
- StubHub: Patriots-Lions Thanksgiving Day Tickets
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
- Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Kickoff Time: 4:15 ET
- Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day TV: FOX
- Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Announcers: Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
- Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Point Spread: Saints -3
- Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Over-Under Odds: 50
- Jerod’s Saints-Cowboys Week 12 Pick
- Griffin Gotta’s Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Spread Pick
- StubHub: Saints-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Tickets
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
- Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day Kickoff Time: 8:20 ET
- Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day TV: NFL Network
- Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day Announcers: Bob Papa, Joe Theismann, and Matt Millen
- Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day Point Spread: Jets -9
- Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day Over-Under Odds: 43.5
- Jerod’s Bengals-Jets Week 12 Pick
- Griffin Gotta’s Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day Spread Pick
- StubHub: Bengals-Jets Thanksgiving Day Tickets
Once we get closer to the game and spreads are posted, I will provide my picks like I always do. For now, let’s just hope that the Cowboys get a few things figured out so that we don’t have to watch a boring 38-3 Saints victory in between two games that have a chance to be relatively competitive.
Update: Looks like the Cowboys have a few things figured out, huh? That’s two straight victories since I originally posted this. Impressive.
Who would have thought that this Thanksgiving it would be the Cowboys game, rather than the Lions game, that America would be dreading watching? Such is the reality of the NFL in 2010. At least the Lions fight, scratch, and claw each week and play competitive games. The Cowboys, on the other hand, well let’s just they haven’t given Jerry Jones or their fans much to be thankful for.
To further whet your appetite, here is a recent ESPN countdown of the best moments in the history of Thanksgiving Day NFL football.
Some other related links:
- History of Thanksgiving Day NFL Football — (Wikipedia)
- Reliving the best NFL moments in Thanksgiving Day history — (NFL.com)
And just for fun, my favorite Thanksgiving day fan:
Image source: MLive