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This Thanksgiving, NBA fans will be less grateful than usual. The NFL will remain in the limelight this holiday as the NBA remains inactive during the lockout.

Per tradition, the NFL will present a Thanksgiving Day triple header.

The first game scheduled for lunchtime at 12:30 PM EST, the second at 4:15 PM EST, and the last to be enjoyed with the turkey at dinnertime at 8:20PM EST.

Four of the six teams involved in the day’s games have at least a share of first place in their divisions. In two of the three games, both participants have records of 7-3 or better.

The Detroit Lions will host the undefeated Green Bay Packers this Thursday on FOX at 12:30 p.m. est., nearly 49 years to the day after Detroit beat the Packers on Thanksgiving to hand them their only loss of the 1962 season.

The Dallas Cowboys will host the Miami Dolphins on CBS at 4:15 12:30 p.m. est.  Both teams are riding three-game winning streaks heading into their Thanksgiving Day encounter. The National Anthem will be sung by Big Time Rush. Enrique Iglesias will be the halftime performer.

The Baltimore Ravens will host the San Francisco 49ers on the NFL Network at at 8:20 p.m. est.  Both the 10-0 Green Bay Packers and 9-1 San Francisco 49ers can clinch playoff berths this week with victories on Thanksgiving Day.


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