RAIDERS RETURN TO THANKSGIVING, 39 YEARS LATER

After an absence of nearly 40 years, the Oakland Raiders will play football on Thanksgiving.
This year, the Raiders will travel to Dallas for the late afternoon game at the new Texas Stadium.  The game will be aired on CBS.
The day begins with the Lions hosting the Packers, on FOX.  The Thanksgiving prime time game features the Broncos hosting the Giants, and it will be shown on NFL Network.

54 responses to “RAIDERS RETURN TO THANKSGIVING, 39 YEARS LATER

  1. talk about 2 of the least interesting games they could put on thanskgiving.
    thanksgiving screams of flex scheduling.

  2. Be careful what you wish for Jerruh…You’ll be hard pressed to beat the Raiduhs this year.

  3. Wonder if the Cowboys hand picked that opponent too?
    Of course they did. That way they can ( in their collective minds) look good on national TV to fuel the hype machines like ESPN to pump them up more than they deserve. Its the way this team has operated for years. It would be great if the Raiders beat them the way the Ravens did to close out that crap hole Texas Stadium.

  4. I’m putting the over-under on 2 players being arrested within 48 hours before, or immediately after, kickoff.

  5. Wow, who at CBS pissed off the NFL, the Raiders on Thanksgiving. Unless the turn things around that will be a laughfest. I thought the lions on turkey day was a stinker.

  6. They only had two choices, Chargers or Radiahs… not much hand picking to be done.

  7. I can’t wait to see The G-men run right over McDaniel’s on TG. Just like we did to him and his Beli-Daddy before.
    19 AND NO, NO, NO!

  8. Why in the world do the Raiders always get these primetime slots? Is it only me, or have they been irrelevant for the past decade?

  9. on that day I will be thankful that my team isn’t owned by jerry jones or al davis.

  10. Wowie wow wow! The Lions AND the Raiders?!
    What a holiday treat! Thanks, NFL!

  11. What’s up with the prime time love for the Raiders? Detroit didn’t even win ONE game this year and they STILL have the exact same number of wins in the last 4 seasons as the Raiders but yet everybody cries when the Lions get a national game.

  12. Please correct me if I am wrong. This game was either going to be the Raiders/Cowboys or the Chargers/Cowboys. So they chose the Raiders/Cowboys?
    Yeah, real smart NFL. Lets make this another shit year for NFL Thanksgiving games.

  13. So we get the Lions at noon and the Raiders in the late game! I thought Thanksgiving was a holiday… this is more like a punishment.

  14. Can’t really call either of them competitive, can we? Two total snoozer games! Detroit and Oakland? C’mon now NFL… I can’t complain though. This will give me a chance to really take in all of the Thanksgiving day parade action on DVR, instead of watching NFL crapball.

  15. Once again, I am not fearful of missing anything when I fall asleep after stuffing my face with turkey.

  16. My guess is that the Chargers have already been slated for primetime the Sunday(or Monday) following Thanksgiving, and the NFL can say that they really didn’t have a choice in putting the Raidahs on the Thanksgiving slate.

  17. As usual, a bunch of people posting the same regurgitated BS about the Raiders without having a clue what they are talking about.
    Yes, the Raiders have sucked hard the past 6 years. But they were 3-3 over the last 6 games, winning the final 2, and KO’d Denver & Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes in the process, while also thumping a Houston team riding a 4-game win streak that had just upset Tennessee the weekend before.
    So actually, the Raiders do look to be pretty competitive & this will be a good opportunity for them to prove it.

  18. Relax People. History Repeats Itself.
    The Network will cut to: “A little girl in pig tails making her way to Grandpa’s house.”
    You all can have your Turkey with Heidi.

  19. We’re back and ready to kick some ass, haters.
    Kicking Cowgirl ass in prime time will be extra special.

  20. The only thing worse than this, is if Detroit and Oakland would play each other. AFC vs. NFC on Thanksgiving, in what could turn out to be a sneak preview of…. Loser Bowl XLIV.

  21. The Raiders played on Thanksgiving (night) two years ago in the first ever Thanksgiving night game. It was on on NFL network and against the Chiefs.
    Why put Uncle Al’s crazy parade on national TV…..ever?

  22. Its actually for the greater public good. You see, America is grossly overweight and by putting the Cowpukes and Raiders at dinner time, most right thinking Americans will immediately lose their appetite and eat less.
    Goodell is doing us all a favor.

  23. The secret is the NFL has entered into a new partnership with a yet to be named furniture company…..”The offical couch” of the NFL will be unveiled, and to help this corporate sponsorship gain footing, the NFL has decided to air a game that BEGS for a nap after a day of gorging…..

  24. I think some of you will be surprised at how well Cable prepares his teams and how well he connects with his players. I think he will have the team close to 500 and in my book that’s a good season for this dysfunctional franchise. Yeah, it’s my favorite team but I think Cable is a good motivator.
    I will be interested in seeing if Tony Romo has the balls to challenge Asomugha and I hope he does. If the Raiders draft smartly then they should hopefully have a pass rush this year so Romo can get flushed and is forced to make stupid throws that he’s prone to making. Could be a nice day for the Raiders secondary.
    Could also be a nightmare for the Raiders team in general as their games on TV over the past 3 years have been disastrous.

  25. Murcy, get your facts straight and go play checkers. You obv. don’t watch the games.

  26. Man, I totally need to not read these things so fast. I read that as “the day begins with the Lions losing to the Packers, on Fox.” Oh wait, that is probably accurate after all.

  27. “The Raiders played on Thanksgiving (night) two years ago in the first ever Thanksgiving night game. It was on on NFL network and against the Chiefs.”
    That was Denver actually. In the Snake’s last start for us.

  28. I guess the nfl forgot that the raiders have 6 straight years of at least 11 losses. I sure hope these are the only 2 times i have to watch them this season.

  29. Do none of you realize that the Raiders have one of the largest fan bases in the US and around the world. The Raiders may be on a losing streak but people will always watch them on TV. Ratings is all that matters here people.

  30. I’m not saying the Raiders are giant killers, but they WON their last two games, the last on the road where they rallied in the 4th to beat a team playing for a playoff spot. Remind me what the Cowboys did in their last game that was for all practical purposes a playoff game.

  31. You would be surprised how many people outside of the US really dont care for about 70 percent of the teams in the NFL. Sure, people watch the panthers or the titans or the seahawks if theres no other game to watch, but most of the people in the world prefers any game with the raiders, cowboys, dolphins, steelers, packers or 49ers…
    Of course, that leads to some embarrasing prime time games for the raiders (like the past two years), but the league does it because they need their most marketable franchises in good shape…

  32. THenrysB@stardChild
    That’s how the term RAIDER NATION came about.
    All others are just copies.
    I.E. “Bronco Nation” ect.
    What a joke.

  33. sullijo says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    Do the Raiders still play in the NFL??
    ******
    Remind me… Are the Cowboys still relevant?

  34. I have said this a lot this year but the Cowboys do not deserve the Thanksgiving game. .

  35. watch the Faiders on thanksgiving? yeah right. Thats like watching trash trucks off loading their trash at a dump.

  36. “keithdylan says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    I’m not saying the Raiders are giant killers, but they WON their last two games, the last on the road where they rallied in the 4th to beat a team playing for a playoff spot. Remind me what the Cowboys did in their last game that was for all practical purposes a playoff game. ”
    Funny you should speak. When was the last time the Raiders won more than 5 games in one season? Please let us know…I beg you please! You are a perfect example of why everyone thinks Raider fans are ignorant morons. Correct me if I’m wrong…but even though Dallas missed the playoffs last season and only won 9 games, isn’t that your total wins from the past TWO seasons? 9 wins for the Raiders and you wouldn’t hear the end of it from cholo Raider fans driving around in their peeeek-up trucks.

  37. ronmexico says:
    Funny you should speak. When was the last time the Raiders won more than 5 games in one season? Please let us know…I beg you please! You are a perfect example of why everyone thinks Raider fans are ignorant morons. Correct me if I’m wrong…but even though Dallas missed the playoffs last season and only won 9 games, isn’t that your total wins from the past TWO seasons? 9 wins for the Raiders and you wouldn’t hear the end of it from cholo Raider fans driving around in their peeeek-up trucks.
    I think the last time The Raiders, I didn’t say we cuz I’m not on the team, won more than 5 games was when they went to the Super Bowl, within this decade. The point of my posting was to address the people who say that the Raiders were the joke in the match up, and I’m not too sure the Cowboys are in that much better shape. The Raiders were coming together at the end of the year and the Cowboys were falling apart. We will all have to wait and see if either trend continues into next year. Thanks for caring enough to quote me.

  38. The only way the Raiders win is if im on the field, just keep siragusa distracted with a turkey leg..dont want him getting any ideas.

  39. Keith,
    The Raiders are the joke of every match up. Only way the Raiders win is if Witten, Felix Jones, Ware, Newman, Jay Ratliff and Igor Olshansky get hurt. Then they have a fighting chance.

  40. Wow. 1 good team and 5 crappy ones on Thanksgiving. I guess Alzheimers Jerry wants a tomato can before Romo does his annual December crapping of the bed.

  41. When was the last time the Cowboys won a playoff game? So, if you want to get into a battle about being relevant in the NFL then we can do this. The Cowboys are only a story because of their players fighting against each other. Little high school cheerleader crap with their butt buddy QB and TE teaming up to gossip about TO behind his back.

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