Last year, the Vikings and Lions played an exciting game on Thanksgiving. It was exciting enough to do it again.
The Lions will host their NFC North rivals again in 2017, a scheduling move that likely hasn’t happened in years.
After Minnesota and Detroit play to start the day, the Cowboys will host the Chargers. In prime time on NBC, Washington hosts the Giants.
In 2006, the NFL added a rotating night game to the traditional Thanksgiving doubleheader featuring the Lions and Cowboys hosting games.