What to Expect from the NFL Thanksgiving Day Matchups

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What to Expect from the NFL Thanksgiving Day Matchups
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For football fans, Thanksgiving Day is a perfect storm. Whether you love spending the day with family, chowing down on turkey and other dishes, watching football all day or simply having the day off from work, it is the only Thursday of the year that we can totally and completely have a blast.

If you're reading this article, I'm sure your love for football somehow figures into the equation for why Thanksgiving is so great.

In the past, we have had to deal with the lowly Lions essentially guaranteeing at least one horrible football game on this holiday. But with a blossoming offense and a revamped defense, the 7-3 Lions fit the bill as the best chance at stopping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Can the Cowboys continue to get the wins, or will they fall at the feet of the suddenly hot Miami Dolphins? Are the Niners as good as their 9-1 record, or will Baltimore slap them in the face with a reality check?

Here's what to expect from the three marquis matchups we have on our Thanksgiving plate.

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