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NFL Thanksgiving Schedule: Who's Playing Today and When?

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you folks out there! Hopefully you're somewhere enjoying the day with family and friends, and engaging in behavior that violates several boundaries of good taste and/or decency.

(In your own home, of course. Don't do anything crazy in public.)

In keeping with tradition, the National Football League will be kicking things off for Week 12 today with a triple-header of football action. And, in a little bit of a strange twist, it will be an all-NFC Thanksgiving, including all three of the non-Minnesota NFC North teams taking the field today.

Things will get underway at 11:30 AM Central time on FOX, as the Detroit Lions will host their traditional Thanksgiving match-up. Their opponent will be the Philadelphia Eagles, who will come into this one with Mark Sanchez at quarterback instead of the injured Sam Bradford. The Lions have won two consecutive games. . .can they make it three in a row?

From there, things will move over to CBS. . .yes, it's strange that an all-NFC match-up makes its way to CBS, but it happens these days. Starting at 3:30 PM Central time, the Dallas Cowboys will host their annual Thanksgiving contest. They will be playing host to the NFC's lone remaining undefeated team, the 10-0 Carolina Panthers. Tony Romo is back for Dallas. . .is that going to be enough to give Cam Newton and company their first loss?

Last, we have a prime-time match-up in the NFC North. With a 7:30 PM Central time kickoff scheduled at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will play host to the Chicago Bears. The Packers will be retiring Brett Favre's #4 at halftime of this game, giving more than 70,000 fans that spent five years urinating all over Favre and his legacy the opportunity to pretend that they didn't spend five years urinating all over Favre and his legacy.

There's your Thanksgiving schedule, ladies and gentlemen. We may have a few other posts over the course of the day today, but I'd expect things to be a little on the light side. You can use this as a place to talk about all of the Thanksgiving football action.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us here at The Daily Norseman!