How to watch New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings: TV, live stream info for 2022 NFL Thanksgiving game


It’s the New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings tonight at U.S. Bank Stadium in a special Thanksgiving edition of Sunday Night Football. Live coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. See below for additional information on how to watch the game and the entire Thanksgiving lineup.

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The Vikings are coming off a crushing loss to the Dallas Cowboys Week 11. Minnesota put up just three points in the 40-3 blowout, which snapped their seven-game win streak. The good news? The Vikings are still 8-2 with a commanding lead atop the faltering NFC North. Meanwhile the Patriots bested the Jets in a low-scoring 10-3 affair that featured a thrilling punt return TD from Marcus Jones to win it.

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New England Patriots

Mac Jones and the New England Patriots are hoping to earn the franchise’s first playoff win since hoisting up the Lombardi Trophy in February 2019 but just making the postseason will be a challenge as the team currently sits third in the AFC East, a remarkably competitive division this year and one of just two where all four teams are above .500. Jones, who finished second in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting last season, has struggled this year, throwing just four TD passes and seven interceptions in his seven starts. The second-year QB has a 4-3 record this season after missing weeks 4-6 with a high ankle sprain. It’s been trial by fire for rookie 4th-round pick Bailey Zappe who’s proven to be a reliable backup, winning crucial games in Weeks 5 and 6.

The Patriots have relied heavily on the run game, specifically the running back duo of Rhamondre Stevenson and Damien Harris. Stevenson has a team-high 5 touchdowns (4 rushing, 1 receiving), while Harris is tied for second on the team with a total of 3 rushing touchdowns.

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Minnesota Vikings

With new head coach Kevin O’Connell and GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah leading the charge this season, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings look to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2019. The Vikings, currently 8-2 and the only team in the NFC North with a winning record, are on the path to earning their first division title since 2017.

Cousins, WR Justin Jefferson, and RB Dalvin Cook have been carrying the offense all season. Cousins has a completion percentage of 63.4%, with 2,461 passing yards, and 14 pass touchdowns while Jefferson ranks 2nd in the league with 1,093 receiving yards this season (despite being held to just 33 in the Week 11 loss). Cook has 156 carries, 799 rush yards, and has scored 6 rushing touchdowns this season. This trio and the entire Vikings squad will hope to celebrate Thanksgiving with a bounceback win in primetime over New England.

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2022 NFL Thanksgiving Day History:

When was the last time the New England Patriots played on Thanksgiving?

The New England Patriots are making their first Thanksgiving Day appearance in 10 years. The team last played against the New York Jets in 2012–the game notoriously known for former QB Mark Sanchez’s “butt fumble”–New England won 49-19. Thursday night’s game marks New England’s sixth NFL Thanksgiving appearance.

New England Patriots Thanksgiving Record (3-2):

  • 1984 – Lost 20-17 against Dallas
  • 2000 – Lost 34-9 against Detroit
  • 2002 – Won 20-12 against Detroit
  • 2010 – Won 45-24 against Detroit
  • 2012 – Won 49-19 against New York Jets

When was the last time the Minnesota Vikings played on Thanksgiving?

The Minnesota Vikings are playing in their first Thanksgiving game since 2017 when they defeated the Detroit Lions 30-23. Thursday night’s game will be the Vikings’ first time hosting a Thanksgiving game and will mark the franchise’s ninth NFL Thanksgiving appearance.

Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Record (6-2):

  • 1969 – Won 27-0 against Detroit
  • 1987 – Won 44 -38 in OT against Dallas
  • 1988 – Won 23-0 against Detroit
  • 1995 – Lost 44-38 against Detroit
  • 1998 – Won 46-36 against Dallas
  • 2000 – Won 27-15 against Dallas
  • 2016 – Lost 16-13 against Detroit
  • 2017 – Won 30-23 against Detroit

How to watch the New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings:

  • Where: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • When: Thursday, November 24
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; 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

What time is kickoff for the New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings game?

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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Football Night in America will feature a weekly segment hosted by former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and sports betting and fantasy pioneer Matthew Berry, which highlights storylines and betting odds for the upcoming Sunday Night Football game on NBC, Peacock, and Universo. Real-time betting odds on the scoring ticker during FNIA also will be showcased. Peacock Sunday Night Football Final, an NFL postgame show produced by NBC Sports, will also go deep on the storylines and BetMGM betting lines that proved prominent during the matchup.

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Thanksgiving Day schedule on NBC and Peacock

Patriots-Vikings is the capper on a fun-filled Thanksgiving Thursday, and just part of the Big Event weekend across NBC and Peacock. See below for the full schedule of some traditional favorites, as well as new and exciting highlights to keep you entertained the whole holiday weekend:

Thursday at 9am ET: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and Peacock

Thursday at 12pm ET: The National Dog Show on NBC and Peacock

Thursday at 8pm ET: Sunday Night Football NFL Thanksgiving Special – Patriots vs Vikings

Friday at 1:30pm ET: Copa Mundial – England vs USA en Español on Telemundo and Peacock

Saturday at 7pm ET: WWE Survivor Series War Games on Peacock

Sunday at 7pm ET: Sunday Night Football – Packers vs Eagles on NBC and Peacock

How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

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NFL quarterback rankings 2023: Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of upcoming NFL season


While the NFL is a league that is ever-changing, some things are set to stay the same in 2023 — like the revealing of Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown.

Last year’s list saw Josh Allen take his place atop the quarterback throne, with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert not far behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It was, however, Mahomes who would ultimately reign over all NFL quarterbacks at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old collected both the NFL MVP honors and his second Lombardi Trophy.

This NFL offseason, however, has brought some intriguing adjustments that are likely to shake up Simms’ rankings.

While some signal-callers such as Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson found their prolonged home with massive contract signings, others will be venturing to a new franchise in search of a fresh start. Aaron Rodgers‘ trade to the New York Jets is unquestionably the most staggering shift, but other quarterbacks on the move such as Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be forgotten.

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And with three of the first four picks in the 2023 NFL Draft being spent on a quarterback, emerging talent will likely turn the tides for some franchises this upcoming season.

See below for Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of the upcoming season. Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 Top 40 QB Countdown:

40. Desmond Ridder (ATL)

39. Sam Howell (WAS)

38. Bryce Young (CAR)

37. CJ Stroud (HOU)

36. Anthony Richardson (IND)

35. Mike White (MIA)

34. Gardner Minshew (IND)

33. Taylor Heinicke (ATL)

32. Jarrett Stidham (DEN)

31. Jordan Love (GB)

30. Davis Mills (HOU)

29. Tyler Huntley (BAL)

28. Andy Dalton (CAR)

27. Sam Darnold (SF)

26. Brock Purdy (SF)

25. Kenny Pickett (PIT)

24. Baker Mayfield (TB)

23. Justin Fields (CHI)

22. Jimmy Garoppolo (LV)

21. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

20. Mac Jones (NE)

19. Kyler Murray (AZ)

18. Derek Carr (NO)

17. Jared Goff (DET)

16. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)

15. Geno Smith (SEA)

14. Russell Wilson (DEN)

13. Dak Prescott (DAL)

12. Kirk Cousins (MIN)

11. Daniel Jones (NYG)

10. Matthew Stafford (LAR)

9. Deshaun Watson (CLE)

8. Aaron Rodgers (NYJ)

7. Jalen Hurts (PHI)

6. Trevor Lawrence (JAX)

5. Lamar Jackson (BAL)

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Start time, how to watch, live stream, channel


With another exciting NFL Draft in the books, teams can now turn their gaze toward the road to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The path to Super Bowl glory, however, is about to become abundantly more clear with the 2023 NFL season schedule release.

This year’s NFL season schedule release is nearly here, with the entirety of the 2023 NFL schedule being unveiled on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and NFL Network. See below for everything you need to know for one of the offseason’s most anticipated events.

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When will the 2023 NFL season schedule be released?

While all 272 matchups have been known since the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, the order and dates for these games have remained a mystery. The secret is nearly out, however, with every NFL game on the brink of revelation.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch the 2023 NFL season schedule release?

The 2023 NFL season schedule release will take place Thursday, May 11 on Peacock, NFL Network, and the NFL app at 8 p.m. ET.

While the entirety of the schedule will be unveiled at that time, select games have already been and will continue to be released prior to the official event. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season schedule release, the following games will be announced:

Who will play in the 2023 NFL Kickoff game?

The first game of the 2023-24 NFL season will see the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Arrowhead Stadium.

The opponent that will meet Patrick Mahomes and company in Kansas City, however, remains to be revealed.

Which NFL teams have international games in 2023?

While the majority of the matchups set to take place next season have yet to be announced, the league has already revealed which teams will head overseas for international showdowns.

Below is the full list of international NFL games for the 2023-24 season, with three in London, U.K., and two in Frankfurt, Germany.

Falcons vs. Jaguars: Week 4, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

Jaguars vs. Bills: Week 5, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Ravens vs. Titans: Week 6, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Week 9, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

Colts vs. Patriots: Week 10, Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

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When is the Super Bowl and where will it be taking place?

Stars will be shining bright in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at the home of the Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.

This will be the first Super Bowl to ever take place in Las Vegas, which hosted the 2023 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL Draft.

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