Since their inception back in the year of 1920, the National Football League (NFL) has played football games on Thanksgiving Day, which were actually based upon the historic playing of college football games on and around the great American holiday. The NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games have traditionally included one game hosted by the Detroit Lions since 1934, as well as one game hosted by the Dallas Cowboys since 1966 (with 2 – exceptions in 1975 and 1977).

Since 2006, a 3rd – prime time American football game has also been played on Thanksg…