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Thanksgiving Day 2019 Schedule: Bears-Lions, Bills-Cowboys, and Saints-Falcons

An NFC North matchup and a surprising playoff contender are in action on Turkey day.

NFL: NOV 22 Bears at Lions Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Thanksgiving is here, everyone! For Americans all across the country, today is about family and food...and for many of us, about football as well.

While our beloved Green Bay Packers are not playing today — probably for the best, to give them a few more days to recover after Sunday night’s debacle in California — today’s trio of games all have some level of importance for the Packers.

First up, we have an NFC North matchup between two storied rivals, though both teams are well back of the lead in the division. Second we get a pair of teams in playoff position — one that is a shocking contender and another that is clinging on to a division lead for dear life. And in the nightcap, another divisional matchup takes place three weeks after the two teams met and delivered a shocking upset.

As you get ready for the games and the food, click here to check out our week 13 rooting guide, then bump over here for our APC Thanksgiving Menu Draft.

Game 1: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions


12:30 PM Eastern Time


Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan


TV channel: FOX

Game 2: Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys


3:30 PM Central Time (4:30 PM Eastern)


AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas


TV channel: CBS

Game 3: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons


8:20 PM Eastern Time


Mercedes-Benz Stadium


TV channel: NBC