Week 13 gets started with three games on Thanksgiving Day
It's Week 13 of the NFL season, which kicks off with a Thanksgiving tripleheader on Thursday, Nov. 28. Per usual, Detroit (vs. Chicago) and Dallas (vs. Buffalo) will serve as the traditional hosts while the nightcap has the Saints and Falcons squaring off on Turkey Day for the second straight season.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are three scheduled for today, Thursday, Nov., 28.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. on FOX
For the second straight season and 18th time overall, the Bears and Lions meet in Detroit on Thanksgiving. Chicago (5-6) holds a slim 9-8 edge in these holiday head-to-head matchups and could use another win to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Lions (3-7-1) are looking to snap a four-game losing streak and have been battered by injuries, especially at quarterback.
Buffalo at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. on CBS
The Cowboys are no strangers to playing on Thanksgiving, with a 31-19-1 record, but this the Bills' first such appearance since 1994. Buffalo (8-3) has a two-game lead on the rest of the AFC Wild Card contenders while the Cowboys (6-5) were called out by owner Jerry Jones after last week's disappointing loss to New England.
New Orleans at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. on NBC
These NFC South rivals meet on Turkey Day for the second straight season and the Saints (9-2) can wrap up the division and get a little payback with a win Thursday night. The Falcons (3-8) stunned New Orleans 26-9 in the Superdome back in Week 10 and is aiming for its first sweep of the season series since 2016.