The NFL's Top 5 Thanksgiving Memories

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The NFL's Top 5 Thanksgiving Memories
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Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, quality family time and some football. These are all things that make up the modern American Thanksgiving Day. 

Football on Thanksgiving goes back to 1920, and it has been a regular occurrence in the NFL since. The Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys began hosting games each Thanksgiving starting in 1945 and 1966, respectively. 

From John Madden and his turducken to a rookie Randy Moss going berserk (seen above), Thanksgiving Day games have given us plenty of incredible memories over the years. 

Here are the top five NFL Thanksgiving memories, and hopefully some more are made today.

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the NFL games today.

2012 NFL Thanksgiving Day TV Schedule

12:30 p.m. ET – CBS
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions

4:15 p.m. ET – FOX
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

8:20 p.m. ET – NFL Network
New England Patriots at New York Jets

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