Thanksgiving Classic Features Jets-Pats Matchup, Knicks Lose Only 2nd Game Out of Season's First 10

Nov 22, 2012

On this Thanksgiving Thursday, three big NFL matchups, at 12:30 the Houston Texans play against the Detroit Lions. The Lions, who along with the Cowboys are the fixtures of the Thanksgiving Classic football games are 33-36-2 on Turkey Day, they have not won in the past nine years.

Dallas will host the Redskins at Cowboys Stadium at 4:25. The Cowboys are 28-15-1 on Thanksgiving.

And a local rivalry to cap off the day as the Patriots and Jets play in the Meadowlands at 8:20. The Jets have struggled so far this season currently 4-6 and 2-3 at home but they are fresh off a strong showing in last week’s win over the Rams. The 7-3 Pats, however, have plenty reason to be confident coming off of last week’s 59-24 smattering of the Colts. The last meeting between the two on October 21 went to overtime where the Pats pulled off a 29-26 win.

The tradition of football on Thanksgiving dates all the way back to an annual Yale-Princeton matchup first played in 1876. The third evening game was added in 2006.

In the NBA last night the Dallas Mavericks went on a 20-8 spurt at the end of the third quarter to take control of the New York Knicks 114-111. O.J. Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 27 points in the final six minutes of the third quarter. The Knicks fall to 8-2