For the first time in a long, long time, the NFL will get to see strictly divisional rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day in 2014. Thanks to the league's new flexible scheduling rules, which allow NFC games to be played on CBS instead of FOX, both the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys will be able to play divisional opponents while still having one game on CBS, which traditionally shows AFC games.
In addition to these two games, the NFL has added a third Thursday game over the past several years, which goes to NBC. That game typically has been a divisional game, and this year it's another NFC pair jockeying for playoff position as they both sit just outside the top six as of right now.
From all of us at Acme Packing Company, we thank you, our readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, and we wish you the best with your friends and family on this holiday. May your bellies and hearts be full by the end of the day. (Oh, and on Black Friday, don't go to those stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day. That's just dumb.)
If you do indeed choose to spend some of your Thanksgiving with your APC family, here are today's games.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
11:30 AM CT
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
3:30 PM CT
7:30 PM CT
Santa Clara, California
Finally, if you need a little history on football on Thanksgiving Day, check out this infographic.