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NFL Thanksgiving Football Games Schedule

The NFL's traditional Thanksgiving Day schedule is upon us. Here's a quick look at the games scheduled for today.

Tom Pennington

Thanksgiving is here, and with it comes a day full of NFL football. There are three games today, two of which feature division rivals facing off.

The first game today has the Houston Texans visiting the Detroit Lions. The game kicks off at 1:30 pm Eastern on CBS. Houston is currently the top team in the AFC, and is the only team that could, theoretically, clinch a playoff berth this week (though they need a lot of help to accomplish that this week). The Lions, who were thought to be ready to battle with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears for the NFC North division championship, have struggled this season, and are currently 4-6 on the year.

Today's second game will feature the Dallas Cowboys hosting their NFC East division rivals, the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys seem to be coming out of the funk that held them down early this year, while the Redskins, behind their Heisman Trophy winning rookie Robert Griffin III are explosive, even if they are not winning as much as they would hope. The 5-5 Cowboys are a game behind the New York Giants in the division, while the Redskins are another game back at 4-6. The games starts at 4:25 pm Eastern on Fox.

The final game tonight has the AFC East leading New England Patriots visiting the New York Jets in the second divisional battle on the day. The Patriots put up 59 points on the Indianapolis Colts last week, and will be looking to continue their role to a ninth division title in 10 years. The Jets, meanwhile, are looking to exploit the Patriots loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is out 4-6 weeks with a broken arm, and cut into New England's three game lead. The game is at 8:20 pm Eastern on NBC.