Lions look to continue Thanksgiving Day feast vs. Vikings

NFL Thanksgiving Rewind: Detroit wins shootout in the Motor City Thanksgiving Day 1995

Although the Lions have won three straight against the Vikings, including a 14-7 road win this season, CBSSports.com senior National Football League writer Pete Prisco believes the Detroit's winning streak over Minnesota is going to come to an end on Turkey Day. It will be the Cowboys 50th anniversary of hosting the game this year. "The University of MI made it a tradition back in the 19th century, starting around 1885 they were playing Thanksgiving Day games against the University of Chicago Maroons", said Harvey. Let's check out the most intriguing match ups of Week 12.

The Lions aren't quite in must-win territory this week against the first-place Vikings, but you don't need to be Vince Lombardi to know what's at stake on Thanksgiving.

The Turkey Day showdown has big implications in the battle for the NFC North.

Everything is lining up for a game where both teams could be as close to full strength as possible for the Week 12 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions on Thursday, November 24, 2017!

Despite the high-pressure situation, Caldwell said his team isn't going to be anxious about any playoff or divisional ramifications from this game. To put that in perspective, the Browns have been the NFL's lowest scoring team this year, and even they average more than that (15 points per game).

They won at Minnesota in overtime last season 22-16, then used three Matt Prater field goals to squeak out a 16-13 victory last Thanksgiving.

The records look worse than the actual game. Dak Prescott can do his prayers because the tandem defensive formed of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram could derail the season of the Cowboys.

The return of left-tackle Tyron Smith will provide Dallas' offence with a much-needed boost against risky Los Angeles outside rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram but this remains a daunting match for Dak Prescott. The Cowboys offense hasn't looked the same since his suspension kicked in.

The Chargers are 4-6, but just a game back of the final playoff spot in the AFC. A 9-7 record will win the sixth seed.

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has engineered a shift toward more zone blocking than man-to-man assignments, and an overall increase in athleticism for this unit has helped fuel a resurgence by the running game as well. The Bills and Chiefs are at their lowpoints this season.

The WJR hosts, who call Wood "Mister President", asked him about his favorite kind of pie, about the Golden Tate bobbleheads that will go to the first 25,000 attendees to get in the building and rally towels that go to the first 55,000. Now they return home and get to face another real playoff contender in the Saints.

Cousins has been single-handily willing his team to victory in the last few weeks whilst playing behind a sub-par offensive line. They should be able to run the ball against the Rams defense which has been suspect against the ground game all year.

When the Thanksgiving meal is done, and you and the fam are around the TV watching some football, you'll probably have that one annoying Cowboys-hater cousin ask "why does Dallas always get to play on Thanksgiving?"

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