NFL 2022 Thanksgiving Games: Josh Allen Featured Again, Cowboys Host Giants in Rivalry Game

Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year for the three Fs – food, friends/family, and football. Personally, that third F is my favorite. The NFL has put together a tantalizing schedule for the holiday this year, highlighted by the current Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills. The Lions and Cowboys host home games as is tradition, and the night game features a potential playoff team from each conference. This article will break down the games we expect to see on Thanksgiving.

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions

When: November 24, 2022 at 12:30 PM EST

Where: Ford Field – Detroit, MI

How to Watch: CBS, Paramount+, fuboTV

We’re seeing the Bills on Thanksgiving for the second straight year in 2022 and the third time in the past four years. Josh Allen is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and should be viewed as one of the favorites to win the MVP award this year. The Bills have added wide receiver Jamison Crowder and rookie running back James Cook to the offense this offseason while losing Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders. The Lions, meanwhile, have had one of the best offseasons in the NFL, highlighted by the draft selections of Aidan Hutchinson, Jameson Williams, and Josh Paschal. Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes are building an enticing nucleus of young talent in Detroit, and the team could be closer than many expect to playoff contention. The Bills are still expected to be heavy favorites in this game, but it could provide more excitement than some expect.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

When: November 24, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST

Where: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

How to Watch: NBC, NBCSports.com, Peacock, fuboTV

The Cowboys have had the Giants’ number in recent years with wins in nine of their last ten meetings, but New York will be hoping to spoil Dallas’s Thanksgiving party. The Cowboys are currently sporting a three-game losing streak at home on Thanksgiving and will be hoping to put that lousy stretch to rest. Dak Prescott is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he’ll be going into this season without wide receiver Amari Cooper and offensive tackle La’el Collins. Meanwhile, Daniel Jones is entering a make-or-break year with the help of new head coach Brian Daboll. The Giants added two elite talents in offensive tackle Evan Neal and defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux in the draft, and they will be hoping that their added talent can help them compete more this season.

New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings

When: November 24, 2022 at 8:20 PM EST

Where: U.S. Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN

How to Watch: NBC, NBCSports.com, Peacock, fuboTV

The Patriots and Vikings last met in 2018 in a 24-10 home win for New England, but Tom Brady was still the Patriots’ quarterback that year. They have since moved on to Mac Jones, who is entering his second season in the NFL. Jones had a solid rookie season with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, and he’ll be hoping to build on that success this year. Meanwhile, the Vikings gave Kirk Cousins a one-year extension to see how he performs under new head coach Kevin O’Connell, formerly the Rams’ offensive coordinator. Some lamented Minnesota’s new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah for his repeated trades down in the NFL draft. Still, overall the Vikings’ roster should be much better this season. That could propel them back into the playoffs, and as long as Bill Belichick is coaching the Patriots, they will be in the playoff hunt.

I've been writing about sports for Lineups since the beginning of 2020 and on my own website since 2018. In May 2021, I graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in sport management. With my educational background in the sports business and a strong knowledge of the inner workings of professional and collegiate sports, I hope to tell enthralling stories about the world of sports as it unfolds around me.

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