The NFL in 2006 gave us a little extra Thanksgiving treat by expanding the number of games played on that day to three. This year’s trio of games will be Houston vs. Detroit, Washington vs. Dallas and New England vs. the New York Jets.
Of the six teams playing today, only one, Dallas, has a winning record in Thursday games (since 1966). The Cowboys have a 29-16-1 record (.641 winning percentage) on Thursdays.
Here’s a quick look at the three match-ups for today.
Houston vs. Detroit: The Lions have played the most games on Thursdays (since 1966) with 50. They have lost eight straight on Thursdays. The Texans are playing only their fourth game on a Thursday. (Note: After this game the Carolina Panthers will have played the fewest games on Thursday with three.)
Washington vs. Dallas: Dallas has won six of the last seven games they played on Thursdays. The Redskins have won two of their last three, but have lost four of their last six on Thursday.