When did the Packers play the Lions on Thanksgiving?
The Detroit Lions, seen here during the 2007 Thanksgiving game against their division rival Green Bay Packers, have played on Thanksgiving since 1934.
Who played on Thanksgiving in 2016?
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- Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions. 12:30 p.m. ET, Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
- Washington vs. Dallas Cowboys.
- LSU vs. Texas A&M.
- Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts.
Did the Packers used to play on Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving History The Packers played their first professional game on Thanksgiving in 1923, when Green Bay beat the Hammond Pros, 19-0. In 1951, the Packers began a 13-year stretch of playing the Lions every season on the holiday. Since 2007, Green Bay and Detroit have played on Thanksgiving every other season.
How many times have the Lions played the Packers on Thanksgiving?
NFL teams Thanksgiving game appearances
|Detroit Lions||82 (82 consecutive)|
|Dallas Cowboys||53 (43 consecutive)|
|Green Bay Packers||36|
What is the Lions’ record against the Packers on Thanksgiving?
The Thanksgiving series in Detroit reflected this, with the Lions winning nine of the thirteen games compared to just three Packers triumphs (in 1956, 1959, and 1961) and a tie in 1963. The 1962 game stands out in this stretch.
When was the last time the Packers played on Thanksgiving Day?
The Packers played on Thanksgiving in Detroit in 1984 and 1986. The Lions won the first game but the Packers, behind a career day for Walter Stanley, won the 1986 game in Detroit by the score of 44-40.
What time does the Detroit Lions game start on Thanksgiving?
Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET — the first game of the day, as per tradition. The Lions are 37-41-2 playing on Thanksgiving in franchise history. 1962 — The Lions gave the Green Bay Packers their only loss that season.
Which NFL teams have played on Thanksgiving night more than once?
Ever since 2006, there have been three games on Thanksgiving every year, first in Detroit, then in Dallas, and then a night game with a different host team every year. To date, only the Baltimore Ravens (in 2011 and 2013) have hosted this Thanksgiving night game more than once. The Packers returned to Thanksgiving in 2007.