Report: Giants will be in Washington on Thanksgiving night

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The NFL schedule will be released on Thursday night, which leaves a little less than 12 hours for news of the league’s 256-game slate to leak to the public.

One such leak reportedly involves the Thanksgiving night game. Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins will host the Giants while Americans around the country try to fight off the temptation to snooze on the couch after gorging on turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and family squabbles.

The prospect of watching the latest squabble between Odell Beckham and Josh Norman might help on that front.

The Redskins played on Thanksgiving last year and lost 31-26 to the Cowboys, but this would be their first time hosting a game on the fourth Thursday in November. The Giants last played on Thanksgiving when they traveled to Denver to face the Broncos in 2009.

The tradition of the Cowboys and Lions hosting the first two Thanksgiving Day games will continue, but we don’t yet know who they will be playing. One way or another, that will change before the day is out.

20 responses to “Report: Giants will be in Washington on Thanksgiving night

  1. Honestly, I’m sick and tired of watching the Lions and Cowboys on thanksgiving, more importantly always the host, if you’re scheduling against other teams why not let them host, or better yet mix it up, I hate the Cowboys and a majority of the time the Lions stink…so what’s the fun in watching them every year?

  2. will watch the Thanksgiving Day day games (Thanksgiving Tradition)…will probably go to a movie Thursday night…don’t watch Thursday night games (Thursday night tradition)…

  3. hendawg21 says:
    Apr 20, 2017 8:31 AM

    Honestly, I’m sick and tired of watching the Lions and Cowboys on thanksgiving, more importantly always the host, if you’re scheduling against other teams why not let them host, or better yet mix it up, I hate the Cowboys and a majority of the time the Lions stink…so what’s the fun in watching them every year?
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    Detroit and Dallas volunteered to do this every year many decades ago. The other teams view it as an inconvenience (before even the partial-year Thursday night schedule began), but the Lions and Cowboys consider it team tradition and have no intention to give it up. The annual Thanksgiving appearance did lead to Dallas getting the “America’s Team” moniker because they were the “good” team playing that day for many years.

  4. Honestly, I’m sick and tired of watching the Lions and Cowboys on thanksgiving, more importantly always the host, if you’re scheduling against other teams why not let them host, or better yet mix it up, I hate the Cowboys and a majority of the time the Lions stink…so what’s the fun in watching them every year?
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    Well pal, thats the way it is. Every team (excluding the Texans, Panthers, and Jaguars) had the opportunity to be the main stay and they said no. Cowboys and Lions said yes. Deal with it.

  5. My prediction, it will be the Vikings at Detroit for the opening game on Thanksgiving. The NFL schedule makers will throw the Lions a bone by giving them a very beatable opponent.

  6. You’ve got to believe a guy with a name like Master Tesfatsion. Sounds like he means business.

  7. Would love for the Beagles to play the Cowgirls early… make it a NFC East fans dream Thanksgiving.

  8. thegronk87 says:
    Apr 20, 2017 9:28 AM
    Who cares? Giants are a second rate franchise.
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    Since then New England has been to 3 Super Bowls and won 2 but that little bro is still mad. Newsflash kiddo, no matter how great they are your team isn’t entitled to anything it doesn’t earn on the field. This Giants fan has immense respect for the Patriots and finds it’s detractors laughable but there are too many ‘fans’ like you in the mix for me not to understand why you get trolled. It’s ironic that the entire Patriots Internet Defense Force mobilizes at the slightest hint of disrespect but doesn’t hesitate to take a shot at the team that beat them twice in the big game. A little respect between quality opponents goes a long way. Your team shows it when they lose, maybe you should learn something from their defeats instead of just wrapping yourself in their wins.

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