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Thanksgiving Football Game Schedules for NFL and College

There are four football games on Thanksgiving this year, including the Egg Bowl.
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Ole Miss will be looking for a third straight win in the Egg Bowl over archrival Mississippi State as one of four games that will be played on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving and football are about as synonymous with the holiday as turkey and dressing. And once again, fans can get their fill of food and football on Thursday with an NFL tripleheader and one of college football's most historic and recognizable rivalry games.

Below is a list of the games you can watch on Thanksgiving Day for those who want to add a little pigskin to their feasting.

Note: All times are ET

Thanksgiving Day Football Schedule

Buffalo at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. on CBS

Buffalo will be making its second trip to Detroit in less than a week after the Bills' Week 11 game against Cleveland was relocated due to the massive snowstorm that hit the area. The Bills made themselves comfortable in Ford Field with a 31-23 win over the Browns, but the Lions come into this one having won three in a row.

New York Giants at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. on FOX

These teams are tied at 7-3, two games behind Philadelphia in the NFC East. But Dallas beat New York back in Week 3 (23-16), so the Giants need to earn a split or risk falling even further behind in the division pecking order. The Cowboys are coming off a 40-3 rout of Minnesota and now look to snap a three-game losing streak on Thanksgiving.

Mississippi State at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. on ESPN

The Egg Bowl, one of the top rivalry games in all of college football, will take place in Oxford on Thanksgiving night. Ole Miss has won the last two meetings against Mississippi State and also has the upper hand when the game is played on the holiday (lead 15-11-1). In-state bragging rights are always on the line but so is positioning in the SEC's bowl pecking order. Don't be surprised if these teams stuff the scoreboard on Thursday night either, as they have combined to average nearly 70 per game this season.

New England at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. on NBC

New England has won three in a row to get within a game of first place in the AFC East. Minnesota saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end with a 37-point blowout at home courtesy of Dallas. The Vikings still own a four-game lead in their division and have the second-best record overall (8-2), but they're also eager to redeem themselves after such a poor showing.