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It’s a turkey day tripleheader!

Irving Texas Thursday 11/23/00 Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys----Vikings Randy Moss pulls down a 3rd quarter touchdown catch over Dallas defender Phillippi Sparks on Thanksgiving at Texas Stadium(Photo By JERRY HOLT/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

It’s Thanksgiving, ladies and gentlemen, and we here at The Daily Norseman want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving for all that observe the holiday here in the United States.

With Thanksgiving comes NFL football, and though Rob was kind enough to put up our regular Daily Open Thread today for the normal shenanigans, we’re going to do what we usually do and put something together for today’s NFL tripleheader.

The day will kick off, as it always does, in Detroit. We’re getting an all-NFC North battle to start things off today, as the Detroit Lions, in their traditional role as Thanksgiving hosts, will take on the Chicago Bears. The Lions will be without Matthew Stafford at quarterback again, and they won’t have primary backup Jeff Driskel, so things might get a bit ugly. In any case, kickoff for this one is at 11:30 AM Central, and you can see the game on FOX.

Next will be the game that appears, at least on paper, to be the best game of the day, as the Dallas Cowboys will play host to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have gotten themselves to 8-3 through their first 11 games, and have been one of the more pleasant surprises in the league this year. The Cowboys are fighting for the top spot in the NFC East and the right to host a much better team on Wild Card Weekend. This one will be on CBS, and will kick off at 3:30 PM Central time.

The nightcap will be an NFC South matchup, featuring the Atlanta Falcons hosting the New Orleans Saints. It’s been a disappointing season for Atlanta, though they did manage to bump off the Saints in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. The Saints are still fighting for a first-round bye and the top overall spot in the NFC. NBC will be bringing us this one, with kickoff slated for around 7:20 PM Central.

Enjoy your football, and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving holiday, ladies and gentlemen! We’ll have some more stuff for you to sink your teeth into here on the site over the course of the afternoon and evening.