Turkey and football just go together; like mom and apple pie

When I say “Thanksgiving” what are the first two words that come to mind?
For many people like myself, it’s Turkey and then Football. Oh yeah, family, too, sorry mom.
For the vast majority of the people out there, they’ll at least see some of an NFL game on TV at some point today. Many more will watch a good part of the action.
If we weren’t separated by many, many states, I’d love to throw the ole pigskin around with my brother, too.
For those of us who don’t have people handy to play some catch with, or even hold a little neighborhood Turkey Bowl, the next best thing is to watch the pros on TV.
In case you’re wondering what the NFL schedule is for today, here ya go below. Unlike many years, there’s actually a triple-header, but as usual the Detroit Lions are playing. Please, no Cleveland Browns jokes for those readers who know – after the Lions win over Cleveland Sunday.
Enjoy the day and the games, Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday’s Thanksgiving game schedule, Nov. 26
GREEN BAY (6-4) At DETROIT (2-8)

12:35 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Packers by 11
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Green Bay 5-4-1; Detroit 2-7-1
SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 87-64-7
LAST MEETING — Packers beat Lions 26-0, Oct. 18, 2009
LAST WEEK — Packers beat 49ers 30-24; Lions beat Browns 38-37
4:15 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 14
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 5-5; Dallas 5-5
SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 6-3
LAST MEETING — Raiders beat Cowboys 19-13, Oct. 2, 2005
LAST WEEK — Raiders beat Bengals 20-17; Cowboys beat Redskins 7-6
8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network
OPENING LINE — Giants by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 4-6; Denver 6-4
SERIES RECORD — Giants lead 6-4
LAST MEETING — Giants beat Broncos 24-23, Oct. 23, 2005
LAST WEEK — Giants beat Falcons 34-31; Broncos lost to Chargers 32-3