It is never too early to start planning Thanksgiving – not only in terms of what you are going to eat and drink, but also in terms of what you will be watching while you eat all of this food and drink all of that. drink. Now that the 2020 NFL calendar has been released, we now know what you will be watching on Thanksgiving this year. You already knew it would involve football, but now you know which particular teams you will be watching.
This year’s Thanksgiving slate features clashes between the Texans and the Lions, the Redskins and the Cowboys, and the Ravens and the Steelers. Two of these three clashes are division rivalries, while the Texans and Lions will only clash for the fifth time. The good news is that the list of shifts we will be watching at Thanksgiving is as follows:
- Lamar jackson
- Deshaun Watson
- Dak Prescott
- Matthew Stafford
- Ben roethlisberger
- Dwayne Haskins
It will work very well.
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Below you will find more details on the three Thanksgiving games. Continue to scroll.
Texans to the Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
It’s never a bad thing when a Thanksgiving game features two of the top 10 quarters in football. So consider it a good start to the day. By getting the Texans against the Lions, we get Deshaun Watson against Matthew Stafford, both ranked in the top 10 in terms of total QBR a year ago. We all know how great Watson is, even if he will be without DeAndre Hopkins in 2020. But Stafford’s great season in 2019 goes under the radar due to an injury that ended his season – he was on the launching point for nearly 5000 meters and 38 touchdowns. Above all, the reason for watching this match is, very clearly, the quarterbacks. But there is also another intriguing scenario. The match will pit two Bill Belichick disciples against Lions coach Matt Patricia and Texans coach Bill O’Brien.
Unlike the other two games, the start of the game will not be a rivalry game. The Lions and Texans only faced each other four times, with the Texans leading the series 3-1. It will be their first game since 2016, so it will be Watson’s first game in Detroit. The Lions have not beaten the Texans since 2004. In May, the Texans will probably be favored, but given the bad progress of their offseason, it will not be very surprising that the two teams are more equal at Thanksgiving than us at the start . thought in May. Not much tends to happen as expected in the NFL.
At the very least, we can wake up and watch two of the top ten quarterbacks.
Redskins at Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
New Redskins coach Ron Rivera will be thrown into the heat of an NFC East rivalry with a Thanksgiving clash in Dallas against the Cowboys. On paper, the Redskins are far from being as talented as the Cowboys, who loaded this offseason into attack by taking CeeDee Lamb in the first round and adding Andy Dalton as a backup quarterback, giving them a police boost. phenomenal assurance if Dak Prescott missed part of it. of the season. So even if Prescott gets injured before Thanksgiving, the Cowboys are likely to be favored.
But it could still be an intriguing match. For one thing, the Redskins’ stacked defensive front – they added Chase Young in the draft – will come up against one of the best offensive lines in the league that will suddenly be without All-Pro center Travis Frederick, who has taken his retirement this off-season. Second, we will see second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins face a defense by the Cowboys who may be vulnerable now that they are without Byron Jones and Robert Quinn, both of whom have left agency. We hope that in November Haskins will be sufficiently advanced in its development to offer us a competitive game. At the very least, it is certain that the Redskins will be much more competent under Rivera than they were under the previous regime.
Above all, we will return to one of the best rivalries in the sport. Although historically significant, the Cowboys have dominated the series in recent years. They have won the last three clashes and nine of the last 11 clashes. Overall, the Cowboys lead the 73-45-2 series.
Ravens at Steelers, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)
The NFL is looking into divisional rivalries for this year’s Thanksgiving slate. After qualifying for a Redskins-Cowboys game, we’re going to end Thanksgiving with a juicy AFC North game between the Ravens and the Steelers in Pittsburgh. It is, very clearly, the headliner.
On the one hand, we see the reigning MVP to Lamar Jackson and the rest of the Ravens’ high-flying attack on a Steelers defense that finished last season third in DVOA. To put it simply, this is a match between one of the best offenses in the league against one of the best defenses in the league. Reversing the game, the Ravens’ defense finished last season fourth in DVOA and they fixed their biggest linebacker in the draft by taking Patrick Queen in the first round, and they face an offense that should be much improved with the Ben Roethlisberger returns. In this sense, this game could include two offenses among the first five and two defenses among the first five.
Besides being a great match for the 2020 season, it’s also a great rivalry match. The Steelers have the head-to-head advantage over the Ravens by a small margin: 25-23 in the regular season and 3-1 in the playoffs. That said, the Ravens wiped out the Steelers a year ago. Jackson reverses the trend.
Assuming Big Ben makes a full comeback and Jackson remains healthy, this should be the perfect way to crown Thanksgiving with a match between two of the best football teams who could most likely play for supremacy in AFC North.