Thanksgiving will be here in a few days. And for all sports fans, Thanksgiving does not just mean turkey and stuffing. Thanksgiving day is synonymous with football. Below are some facts about NFL Thanksgiving Day games.
- The photo above was taken in 1934 during the very first NFL Thanksgiving Day game to be broadcast nationally (on NBC radio.) The Detroit Lions battled the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit Stadium. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-16.
- The Detroit Lions have the most wins on Thanksgiving (33), as well was the most losses (36.)
- The Dallas Cowboys have the 2nd most wins behind the Detroit Lions.
- The Chargers have not played on Thanksgiving in over 40 years and they have not appeared since the AFL-NFL merger.
- Other than the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Dolpins are the only other team to win a Thanksgiving Day game and the Super Bowl in the same seaons.
- Emmitt Smith has won the Turkey Leg / Galloping Gobbler 5 times.
Check out ESPN's top 10 NFL Thanksgiving Day moments below!