What NFL games are on Thanksgiving today? 2021 schedule, TV channels, times, teams playing


Thanksgiving Day 2021 is finally here and the NFL hopes to treat us once again with three great football games. Which NFL teams are playing today? What times do the football games start? NBC Sports has you covered with answers to these questions and more below.

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What NFL teams are playing on Thanksgiving 2021?

The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will kick off the first of three Thanksgiving Day games at 12:30 p.m ET. The Las Vegas Raiders will then face off against the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. ET followed by the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints battling it out on NBC and Peacock with a special Thanksgiving edition of Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m ET.

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Full Thanksgiving Day 2021 NFL TV Schedule

12:30 p.m. ET: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

  • Final score: Bears 16, Lions 14
  • Where: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
  • When: Thursday, November 25
  • TV Channel: FOX

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4:30 p.m. ET: Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys

  • Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • When: Thursday, November 25
  • TV Channel: CBS

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8:20 p.m. ET: Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints

  • Where: Caeser’s Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • When: Thursday, November 25
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

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What else is airing on Thanksgiving Day 2021?

The 2021 National Dog Show will air on NBC directly after the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which starts at 9:00 a.m. in all time zones on NBC and Peacock. Coverage of the National Dog Show is set to begin at 12:00 p.m. ET and runs until 2:00 p.m. ET. The event can be streamed live on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports App.

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