Who did the Lions play on Thanksgiving in 2013?

Who did the Lions play on Thanksgiving in 2013?

Packers vs. Lions – Game Summary – November 28, 2013 – ESPN.

Did the Lions ever win on Thanksgiving Day?

The Lions are 37-41-2 playing on Thanksgiving in franchise history. Notable games: 1962 — The Lions gave the Green Bay Packers their only loss that season.

Why did George Richards have the Lions play on Thanksgiving?

Even though he knew there was some risk in scheduling a game on Thanksgiving Day, Richards also recognized that his Lions were taking a back seat to the baseball Tigers on the sports pages. So as one way of attracting Motor City fans during the team’s first season, he opted for the Thanksgiving Day contest.

How long have the Lions played on Thanksgiving?

The NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games have traditionally included one game hosted by the Detroit Lions since 1934, and one game hosted by the Dallas Cowboys since 1966 (with two exceptions in 1975 and 1977). Since 2006, a third prime time game has also been played on Thanksgiving.

What football teams play on Thursday Thanksgiving?

NFL 2021 Thanksgiving schedule: Raiders-Cowboys, Bills-Saints and NFC North showdown on tap

  • Bears at Lions (Thursday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX)
  • Raiders at Cowboys (Thursday, Nov. 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS)
  • Bills at Saints (Thursday, Nov. 25 at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC)

What NFL teams always play on Thanksgiving?

Why the Cowboys and Lions always play on Thanksgiving Day, NFL teams’ records on the holiday. Since the beginning of time, okay maybe not that long ago, but since very early on in National Football League history, fans have been able to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

How many times have the Lions lost on Thanksgiving?

The Detroit Lions’ all-time record on Thanksgiving Day is 37-42-2.

What is the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day record?

Over the years, the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day record is only 37-41-2. The Pro Football Hall of Fame records all of the Thanksgiving Day games ever played.

What NFL team has played on Thanksgiving Day every year except during WWII?

The tradition of the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving Day began in 1934. The Lions have played on every Thanksgiving Day since 1934, except during 1941-1944 when no games were played due to WWII.

What year did the Lions win on Thanksgiving?

When was the last time Lions won on Thanksgiving Day?

Year Opponent Result
2016 Minnesota Vikings W, 16-13
2017 Minnesota Vikings L, 30-23
2018 Chicago Bears L, 23-16
2019 Chicago Bears L, 24-20

How many NFL games are played on Thanksgiving?

The National Football League (NFL) on Thanksgiving Day is a traditional series of games played during the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. It has been a regular occurrence since the league’s inception in 1920. Currently, three NFL games are played every Thanksgiving.

Why did the Ohio League stop playing Thanksgiving games?

A rigging scandal with the Tigers leading up to the 1906 game led to severe drops in attendance for the Bulldogs and ultimately led to their suspension of operations. During the 1910s, the Ohio League stopped holding Thanksgiving games because many of its players coached high school teams and were unavailable.

When did the University of Michigan start playing Thanksgiving Day football?

The University of Michigan also made it a tradition to play annual Thanksgiving games, holding 19 such games from 1885 to 1905. The Thanksgiving Day games between Michigan and the Chicago Maroons in the 1890s have been cited as “The Beginning of Thanksgiving Day Football.”.

When did the Dallas Cowboys start hosting Thanksgiving games?

In 1966, the Dallas Cowboys, who had been founded six years earlier, adopted the practice of hosting Thanksgiving games.