Lions likely to face Vikings on Thanksgiving Day

Minnesota Vikings likely to get Thanksgiving game

Lions likely to face Vikings on Thanksgiving Day

The Detroit Lions haven't played the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving in 20 years. In even-numbered years, CBS gets the Detroit game.

We're a long way from Thanksgiving, but there's already discussion going on about which games will fill the NFL's holiday schedule. Although, Washington won the most recent game in the series, a 38-31 victory in 2012, thanks to 304 yards passing and four touchdowns thrown by Robert Griffin III.

As part of that discussion is the annual Thanksgiving Day matchups for the Lions and Cowboys - the two NFL teams that play on Thanksgiving every year.

With the Packers having played two of the last three years on Thanksgiving and the Chicago Bears having played the last two, the league is reportedly putting the Minnesota Vikings up against the Detroit Lions this year. The Vikings and Lions haven't played on Thanksgiving since 1995 and Minnesota last played on the holiday in Dallas in 2000.

ESPN adds that it's likely the Vikings would then play the following week on Thursday Night Football against the Redskins or Cowboys.

Per Ourand, the Cowboys are likely to play hosts to the Redskins.

There has been no word on which teams will comprise the third game held on Thanksgiving.


What do you think, Nation, would you like to see Adrian Peterson and the Vikings come to Ford Field on Thanksgiving?

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