Thanksgiving Football TV Schedule: Where to Watch TDs on Turkey Day

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 24, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 07: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on the field against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on October 7, 2007 at Monster Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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We have some excellent football on tap this Thanksgiving, and it will give you a great excuse to sneak away from your family and watch some exciting action.

With three NFL matchups and a college football game to boot, there should be plenty of action to satisfy your appetite for pigskin on this holiday.

Let’s take a look at the schedule for today.


Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions12:30 p.m. EDT, FOX

This is going to be a great game to get things started early. The Packers are undefeated and having their first battle of the year against the upstart Lions.

Both teams were the hottest in football for a while until the Lions tailed off and took a few lumps midway through the season.

While everything points to the Packers handily winning this, you never know what can happen on a nationally televised Thanksgiving game in the Motor City.


Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys4:15 p.m. EDT, CBS

After the Packers and Lions wrap things up, there shouldn’t be much of a lull between the action.

This is going to be a solid game to watch right before or even during your dinner on the East Coast and just as good a lunchtime treat for those of you out west.

Dallas needs this game a lot more than the Dolphins and should bring home the win for the hometown fans.

Miami is one of the hotter teams in football, but I predict they cool off tonight.


Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies8:00 p.m. EDT, ESPN

This is going to be the last time for quite a while that these two schools do battle.

A&M is moving to the SEC and Texas’ nonconference schedule is booked solid until 2018.

These schools hate each other and are going to try their damnedest to get the final word in this longstanding Big 12 rivalry.


San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens8:20 p.m. EDT, NFL Network

This is the most highly anticipated game of the day and one that will have brothers Jim and John Harbaugh leading their squads up against one another for the first time.

Both are elite teams and it should be a good one to end the day with.