NFL's Thanksgiving Day: Who's playing and where to watch the games

New York, New York - Thanksgiving is almost here and the NFL has a full-course meal on the menu!

This Thanksgiving holiday season, the NFL will have three marquee matchups on Thursday that fans can look forward to!
This Thanksgiving holiday season, the NFL will have three marquee matchups on Thursday that fans can look forward to!  © Todd Kirkland / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

This season, the NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule is as full as how our belly's will be on Thursday.

The league has three big showdowns in store, which will not only impact the current standings in a big way, but also provide plenty of intrigue for football fans around the country.

TAG24 has you covered on who is playing on Turkey Day, and where you can see them play.

Panthers overlook Wilks to hire Frank Reich as new head coach
NFL Panthers overlook Wilks to hire Frank Reich as new head coach

So be sure to stuff your plate, unhook your belt, and prepare to watch some good ole' gridiron action!

Detroit Lions v. Buffalo Bills

The Detroit Lions will welcome the Buffalo Bills on Thursday for the NFL's first of three Thanksgiving Day games scheduled.
The Detroit Lions will welcome the Buffalo Bills on Thursday for the NFL's first of three Thanksgiving Day games scheduled.  © Gregory Shamus / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The first Thanksgiving day game will have the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills taking on the Detroit Lions at 12:30 PM EST on Thursday.

While the Bills are projected to win this showdown by double-digits, Detroit are competing for a potential first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and will try to make it hard for Buffalo.

The Lions currently have one of the worst defenses in the league and will have their hands full with Josh Allen and his many receivers.

Sooners football land record-setting receiver Eli Merck
College Football Sooners football land record-setting receiver Eli Merck

But with the home field advantage, can #BillsNation pull-through and help the Bills with a huge upset?

The noon battle will air on CBS and will be available for streaming on fuboTV.

New York Giants v. Dallas Cowboys

The New York Giants will Travel to Dallas on Thursday to face the Cowboys for the NFL's second Thanksgiving Day game scheduled on Thursday.
The New York Giants will Travel to Dallas on Thursday to face the Cowboys for the NFL's second Thanksgiving Day game scheduled on Thursday.  © Dustin Satloff / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The highlight of this year's Thanksgiving Day games just might be the NFC East showdown between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys.

While the Dallas Cowboys have played Thanksgiving Day games every year since 1966, this year's battle might be the most important one in recent times.

Rarely is the NFC East division ever so closely run that all four teams are still in position to win it or make the playoffs, but this year has proved different.

Dallas defense has been stellar all season but has started to show some signs of struggle within the past weeks.

Will their recent struggles be enough for the Giants to pull away with a win?

Don't miss the 4:30 PM EST kickoff airing on Fox with streaming services on fuboTV.

New England Patriots v. Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings will host the New England Patriots for the final NFL Thanksgiving Day game scheduled on Thursday.
The Minnesota Vikings will host the New England Patriots for the final NFL Thanksgiving Day game scheduled on Thursday.  © Isaiah Vazquez / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Surprisingly, the Minnesota Vikings have control over the NFC North and will likely run away with title this year.

Still, even with impressive wins Minnesota is projected to fall short to New England when the clock runs out in the final quarter of Thursday's game.

Vikings' receiver Justin Jefferson has been on a monstrous level this year as the team's leading receiver.

But it will be interesting to see how well he can play up against the Patriots strong defensive squad.

New England currently have a phenomenal defense this season who produces great rushing attacks.

The final game of the league's Thanksgiving Day card is set for 8:20 PM EST.

Fans can watch the matchup on NBC with streaming services available on fuboTV and the NBC Sports app.

Cover photo: Todd Kirkland / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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