NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, November 26, 2015, 8:30 AM
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s future in the City of Brotherly Love is hot debate this holiday.
Game 1 – Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) at Detroit Lions (3-7)
Time (ET): 12:30 p.m.
Announcers: Troy Aikman, Joe Buck and Erin Andrews
Location: Ford Field, Detroit
Weather Forecast: Doesn’t matter because the game is played inside.
Game Notes: If you can only talk your family into letting you watch one game, this isn’t it. If you can only talk your family into letting you watch two games, this is the one you skip. Thanks to tradition, and the NFL loves its tradition, Thanksgiving kicks off in the Motor City with this battle of blah. Chip Kelly’s future in Philadelphia will likely be a key talking point as these two disappointing teams square off in the opener.
Turkey Day Stat: The Lions are 35-38-2 in Thanksgiving Day games; The Eagles have never lost playing on this holiday (6-0).
Tony Romo is no stranger to Thanksgiving football and gives Cowboys fans reason to believe.
Game 2 – Carolina Panthers (10-0) at Dallas Cowboys (3-7)
Time (ET): 4:30 p.m.
Announcers: Jim Nance, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Weather Forecast: 72 degrees/Retractable Roof
Games Notes: This one is an intriguing battle of unbeaten teams. Yes, our Thanksgiving talking point here is that the Cowboys are unbeaten this season when Tony Romo is under center. Romo returned to action last week after missing the previous seven games with a broken collarbone (all losses). This will be a great test for Cam Newton and the Panthers.
Turkey Day Stat: The Cowboys are 29-17-1 in Thanksgiving Day games; The Panthers are making their Turkey Day debut.
Aaron Rodgers looks to light up the Bears defense in the Thanksgiving nightcap at Lambeau.
Game 3 – Chicago Bears (4-6) at Green Bay Packers (7-3)
Time (ET): 8:30 p.m.
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michelle Tafoya
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
Weather Forecast: 35 degrees at kickoff. A wintry mix to start the game turning to snow later at night.
Game Notes: If the tryptophan in your turkey hasn’t left you comatose, the NFL offers up a classic NFC North showdown for dessert. The Bears are better on the road this season (3-2 vs. 1-4 at Soldier Field), but this will be a tough test for John Fox’s squad. Aaron Rodgers and his Pack ended a three-game skid last Sunday with a 30-13 win over the Vikings. Green Bay will be hungry to keep things rolling.
Turkey Day Stat: The Bears are 16-15-2 in Thanksgiving Day games; The Packers are 14-19-2.