2022 Thanksgiving Week 12 NFL schedule: games, time, TV, how to watch and stream
With a full slate of games schedule for this Sunday, Thanksgiving Day will be a blessing for football fans across the nation.
This Thanksgiving Day will be about more than just food and family, with three exciting matchups in NFL’s Week 12. First up at 12:30 p.m. ET the Buffalo Bills head to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions. Then we’ve got the New York Giants facing off with the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. ET in what’s sure to be a tense NFC East showdown. Last but not least, we’ve got the New England Patriots and their appointment with the Minnesota Vikings at 8:20 p.m. ET
When does NFL’s Thanksgiving Day slate begin?
As mentioned above, we’ve got a full slate of games this Sunday. Be sure to check below for the kickoff times, so that you don’t miss any of the action:
How to watch NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games?
FOX and CBS have broadcasting rights to the games, with CBS hosting a Thanksgiving Day special, but you can also watch the entire NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Day slate with
Bills vs Lions
The Bills had their share of twists and turns this past week, as inclement weather - record snow actually - forced their game against the Browns to be moved to Detroit. Despite the change in venue, Buffalo was able to get the win against a Browns team that’s still awaiting the return of suspended Deshaun Brown. Now set to face the 4-6 Lions, who surprisingly upset the Giants for the win in their last game, they’ll need to watch themselves. Detroit hasn’t been playing great, but as mentioned they are coming off a win and against a strong opponent. The Bills are 7-3 and tied with the Dolphins atop the AFC East. This should be a win for them, but stranger things have happened.
Giants vs Cowboys
Coming into this one, both teams are on different ends of the spectrum. The Giants lost their last game in surprising fashion to the struggling Detroit Lions, while the Cowboys literally blew away the Vikings in an NFC clash by a score of 40-3. Now sitting on 7-3 the Giants will need to dust themselves off as they prepare to take on the Cowboys who have the same record, but are most definitely finding their rhythm at the right time. Keep an eye on this one as it just might get crazy.
Patriots vs Vikings
Like we said before, the Vikings were taken down by the Cowboys in spectacular fashion in their last game. With that said, quarterback Kirk Cousins has been playing his socks off this campaign and that’s why they still sit atop the NFC North with an 8-2 record despite the loss. On the other side of the divide, we’ve got Mac Jones and the Patriots. In their last game they got the win against the Jets, but it must be said that was more to do with Zach Wilson’s misfiring and in general the complete collapse of New York’s offense. Just ask head coach Robert Saleh. We think this one could be tight.
A little NFL Thanksgiving Day trivia
With the Cowboys and Lions both playing games this Thanksgiving Day, they will actually continue a longstanding tradition of doing so across the years. Dallas has played a game on the 24th of November on 55 occasions, while the Lions lead the NFL with 83 appearances on this special family day. Last year the Lions lost to the Bears by a score of 16-14 and so too did the Cowboys, in their game against the Raiders by a score of 36-33. Indeed, Thanksgiving Day hasn’t been kind to Dallas in recent years, with the Cowboys losing four of their last five games on this day.