2022 Thanksgiving football games, timings, matchups, and how to watch


Thanksgiving is coming, so the special Thanksgiving football games. The NFL’s annual triple header of this 2022 regular season is back with its three playoff squads. A pair of division champions are also among them. 

Everything you desire to know about the National Football League 2022 is given below. 

Who is playing at Thanksgiving football games in 2022 (NFL schedule)?

  • The New England Patriots play the Minnesota Vikings.
  • The Buffalo Bills play at the Detroit Lions.
  • There is a game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.

When are Thanksgiving football games starting?

The NFL matches are starting on November 24, the 12th week of this 2022 year. 

Where to watch Thanksgiving football games?

  • New England Patriots – Minnesota Vikings are going to be aired on NBC at 8: 20 PM (ET).
  • Buffalo Bills – Detroit Lions match is going to air on CBS at 12:30 PM (ET). 
  • New York Giants – Dallas Cowboys on FOX at 4:30 PM (ET). 

The tradition of Thanksgiving football games

The National Football games have a long-standing tradition led by the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions through having annual matches every Thanksgiving. This year Detroit Lions would play their 83rd game while the Cowboys will be commencing their 55th match on this festival. 

Who played on Thanksgiving 2021?

Who played on Thanksgiving 2021?

Last year, the Chicago Bears won against the Detroit Lions by 2 points (16 – 14). The Las Vegas Raiders overthrew the Dallas Cowboys by three points (36 – 33) in overtime whereas Buffalo Bills swallowed the New Orleans by 25 points (31 – 6). 

Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions 

  • Where to watch; Ford Field / Detroit 
  • Timings; 12:30 PM (ET) on Thursday (November 24) 
  • Broadcasting; CBS
  • Live streaming; FOX Sports app, FOX Sports website, and NFL mobile app.

On the 83rd Thanksgiving game of the Lions, they played the most games in the history of this festival. Sadly, they have fallen five times in a row in this annual nitwit battle. Hence, their franchise is facing some hard issues. This classic team might focus on its young players like Aiden Hutchinson and Amon Ra St. Brown to gain a victory after the last upset. 

Meanwhile, the Bills are looking forward to their second victory on this festival after throttling the Saints last year (31 – 6). Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs will be the favorites this season as well. 

New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys 

  • Where to watch; Arlington Texas, AT & T Stadium 
  • Timings; 4:30 PM (ET) on Thursday (November 24)
  • Broadcasting; FOX
  • Live streaming; Paramount plus app, Paramount plus website, NFL mobile app, and Yahoo! Sports app. 

Dallas have setbacks in the last four matches. Thanksgiving didn’t bless them enormously. But it won’t be the same this year, they would be going all in to have the trophy to themselves. 

Yet, the Cowboys had been the megastars of the game as they won 9 matches out of 10 against NFC East rival Giants. Their quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley would be anticipated as the forerunner of the game against the Cowboys. The Giants are going to be playing under coach Brian Daboll.

New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings

  • Where to watch; Minneapolis, U.S Bank Stadium
  • Timings; 8:20 PM (ET) on Thursday (November 24)
  • Broadcasting; NBC
  • Live streamings; Peacock, NBC sports app, and website. 

This season, Bill Belichick is back to the NFL matches after 11 years of being away. He showed his wonders in 2012 when New England took over the New York jets. That game is infamous for Narn Sanchez’s “butt-fumble”. 

At Thanksgiving football games, quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receivers Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, and running back Dalvin Cook would be combatting heads-on with Mathew Judon and Bill Belichick. This match would be a piece of art to watch as Bill would be matching wits with Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell. Furthermore, Minnesota started playing in 2017 but is recognized as the elite wideout in the tournaments. 

Let’s wait for the champions to win this Thanksgiving football holiday. Click here for more info.


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