Thanksgiving football games are an annual tradition. In addition, the Thanksgiving football games 2010 again take place in Detroit and Dallas, although they aren’t the only hosts anymore. In the last few years, there have been three NFL battles on this holiday, with one at night on the NFL Network. But Detroit and Dallas still hold their traditional Turkey Day clashes, although the ones in Detroit are under more fire lately. Nevertheless, the Lions will start the Thanksgiving football games for 2010 this afternoon, as always.
Since the Lions have been so lousy in recent years, some wonder if they should have such a premiere spotlight anymore. Yet they have shown signs of life this season, with new young stars, although they are still at 2-8.
Therefore, the first of the Thanksgiving football games 2010 is expected to be easy for the visiting Patriots. Yet there was cause for concern recently, as Tom Brady was questionable with a foot injury. Nevertheless, he will go out today, as he hopes to keep the Patriots on track for next week’s showdown with the Jets.
The Patriots and Lions start off at 12:30 pm est on CBS, followed by another game between a Super Bowl contender and a bottom feeder. The 4:30 pm matchup on FOX was supposed to have two contenders, yet the Saints are 7-3, while the Cowboys are buried at 3-7.
Still, there is some suspense for the second of the Thanksgiving football games 2010. Dallas is suddenly 2-0 under interim coach Jason Garrett, and is now looking to play spoiler. The last time they faced New Orleans, they gave the future champions their first loss of the year at the Superdome. However, after a slow start, this year’s Saints are starting to heat up again, and will have Reggie Bush back to help.
The day’s NFL trilogy concludes in New York, as the new primetime Turkey Day tradition continues on the NFL Network. It is yet another matchup between a contender and a last place team, as the Jets host the reeling Bengals at 8 pm.
Having this pairing close the Thanksgiving football games 2010 looked solid months ago, but now it seems like a mismatch. However, the Jets haven’t had a mismatch in quite some time, as they are desperate to have an easy time after several close calls. Since the Bengals are 2-8, with only Terrell Owens performing for them, that break could come tonight.
All of the games today may not look like appetizing Thanksgiving football, as the Patriots, Saints and Jets all face losing teams. Yet the Lions have put up a big fight on several occasions, while the Cowboys may have signs of life again, and the Jets can never put inferior teams away anymore.
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