Thursday we celebrate one of the best football traditions in the history of the NFL. Whether you’re a Detroit Lions fan or not, the annual tradition of starting off your Thanksgiving with some Lions football is just plain awesome.
The Lions themselves have been awesome on Thanksgiving lately. Detroit has won four straight on the national holiday and none more dramatic than last year’s bout with the Minnesota Vikings. The game was mostly a back-and-forth, and the Lions tied it up late. When Minnesota tried to answer before regulation ended, Darius Slay picked off Sam Bradford, setting the Lions up for yet another come-from-behind victory.
Now the two teams will face off for the second consecutive year on Thanksgiving. This time, the Vikings are coming in with a full head of steam, riding a six-game winning streak and boasting the second-best record in the NFL. The Lions are also on a three-game winning streak, but current sit outside of the playoff picture. A win on Thursday could change all of that.
Here’s how to watch.
Lions vs. Vikings gameday info:
Game time: 12:30 p.m ET on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Location: Ford Field—Detroit, MI
TV channel: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
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Online streaming: Fox Sports Go; NFL Sunday Ticket; Catch live audio and post-game replays on NFL Game Pass
National radio: Westwood One (Kevin Kugler, Ross Tucker, Hub Arkush)
Local radio: Find your affiliate (Dan Miller, Jim Brandstatter)
Odds: Vikings by 3
Halftime show: Jason Derulo
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