The NFL Thanksgiving games have been an annual part of the holiday since 1920 during each regular season. In this 2023 NFL season, The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are the hosts like every year.
Three games will be played on Thursday, November 23, 2023. The first of three games will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Detroit Lions will host the Green Bay Packers in the first game, The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders in the second, and the Seattle Seahawks play against the San Francisco 49ers in the third and final game.
Here’s the 2023 NFL thanksgiving games TV schedule with start times, channels, locations, how to watch or stream all three NFL thanksgiving football games online, and more.
When are the 2023 NFL games on Thanksgiving?
The NFL on thanksgiving football games 2023 takes place on Thursday, November 23.
What NFL football teams are playing on Thanksgiving Games 2023?
The 2023 NFL teams playing on Thanksgiving Day are Lions, Packers, Commanders, Cowboys, 49ers and Seahawks.
Thanksgiving NFL Games Schedule 2023
- Lions at Packers (12:30 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Cowboys at Commanders (4:30 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Seahawks at 49ers (8:20 p.m. ET on NBC)
How to watch the 2023 NFL Thanksgiving games live online?
All three Thanksgiving football games in 2023 can be watched live stream online with an active subscription to Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, or DIRECTV STREAM.
Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and fuboTV offer free trials for subscribers.
Lions vs Packers Live Stream info: If you have a valid cable login, you can watch today’s Green Bay Packers vs Detroit Lions game live on FOX, the FOX website, or the FOX Sports app.
Cowboys vs Commanders Live Stream Info: If you have a valid cable login, you can watch today’s Washington Commanders vs Dallas Cowboys game live on the CBS website or CBS app. You can also find a Dallas Cowboys live stream via an active subscription to Paramount+.
Paramount plus offers the Essential Plan for $4.99/month or $49.99/year and an ad-free Premium Plan for $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
Seahawks vs 49ers Live Stream info: you can watch tonight’s San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks football game live on the NBC website, Peacock Premium, NBC Sports app, NBC Sports website, or the NBC app.
History of the NFL Thanksgiving Day games
The Thanksgiving Day concept began in the NFL in 1876. Eighteen years after the NFL league’s inception and teams have regularly played thanksgiving games. The first Thanksgiving match between the Buffalo Prospects and the Rochester Jeffersons was a scoreless draw, and a rematch is scheduled for next Sunday for the league championship.
The Lions started the tradition of the Thanksgiving game in 1935, and games were also played by the American Football League and All-America Football Conference later. The Dallas Cowboys hosted their first Thanksgiving games in 1966, six years after their founding, and they started regularly hosting in 1978. The cowboys and Lions have hosted Thanksgiving games every year since 1978.
The Dallas will air in the late afternoon, while Detroit will air in the early hour, to ensure that the that both the AFC and the NFC get one game each at least. The third game has been played in primetime Since 2006. As a part of its Thursday Night Football package, it streams the NFL Network.
In 2020 primetime game was postponed after several Baltimore players tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, a primetime game was canceled for the first time since 2005.
Who won the 2022 NFL Thanksgiving games?
In an NFC North game last season, the Buffalo Bills defeated the Detroit Lions 28–25. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 28-20, while the Minnesota Vikings defeated the New England Patriots 33-26 in overtime.