The NFL will continue its Thanksgiving tradition of games at Detroit and Dallas this year, and the newly released NFL schedule also features a third Thanksgiving game, which will be a very special one for the Harbaugh family: Jim and John coaching against each other.
The first two Thanksgiving games will be the Packers at Detroit in the early afternoon and the Dolphins at Dallas in the late afternoon. It will be the 20th time the Packers have played a Thanksgiving game at Detroit, and the fifth time the Dolphins have played a Thanksgiving game at Dallas.
And the Ravens, coached by John Harbaugh, will host the 49ers, coached by Jim Harbaugh, in the prime time Thanksgiving game on NFL Network. It will be the first game in NFL history in which two brothers are the opposing head coaches.
It looks like a good Thanksgiving for the Harbaugh family. And for all of us who use football as an excuse to avoid talking to our own families.