Are you looking for NFL Thanksgiving Games 2017? Then your search ends here. This year for 2017 there will be 3 NFL Thanksgiving Games on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.
The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions will kick things off on Thanksgiving, it what promises to be the best game on the schedule on Thursday. The game will be played at Ford Field and is scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM. ET. After the initial game we have the LA Chargers at Dallas Cowboys scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST, then Thanksgiving night concludes with the late game at 8:30 p.m. EST between the New York Giants at Washington Redskins.
Minnesota Vikings Analysis: After a convincing win against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the Vikings proved they are indeed one of the teams to beat in the playoffs this year.
The Vikings’ defense shut down the top scoring offense in the league, holding Todd Gurley to 37 yards on 15 carries, forcing Jared Goff to beat them with his arm, which he couldn’t do.
Minnesota’s offense on the other hand had no trouble moving the ball. The Vikings rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns, while Case Keenum continued his stellar play, throwing for 280 yards and 1 touchdown with 0 interceptions.
The Vikings, who have won six games in a row, now have to go on the road and try to shut down another one of the best offenses in the NFL.
Detroit Lions Analysis: At 6-4, the Lions are in the thick of the NFC playoff race, and a win against the Vikings will keep them within reach of the NFC North leaders.
The Lions have won three straight games and also took the first meeting between the two teams in Minnesota, winning the game 14-7.
Matthew Stafford was great against the Chicago Bears in their last game, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns.
Their defense struggled against the Bears offense, and will have to be at their best against a Vikings team that has taken good care of the ball this year.
The Vikings are favored to win the game by two points. The over/under on total points odds scored is 42. The Lions already beat the Vikings in Minnesota, and the Vikings haven’t looked special on the road so take Detroit +2.