NFL on Thanksgiving


Kyle Hauser, Reporter

Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks for everything in your life.  For some people, they give thanks for football and watch the Thanksgiving games that run almost all day long.

     This year, the opening game started at 11:30 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  The Lions were matched up against their rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.  The game was a low scoring game and looked like it was heading into overtime, that was all until Sam Bradford threw a crucial interception and the Lions took advantage.  Matt Stafford got into field goal range and allowed Matt Prater to kick a game winning field goal and won the game 16 to 13.  

     The next game was between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.  Recently, a lot of attention has been on the Dallas Cowboys due to their young phenoms, such as quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.  Those two have led the team to a winning season for the first time since losing quarterback Tony Romo.  The game went as planned, it was intense with many small fights that kept the fans interested.  The Cowboys prevailed with Prescott passing over 190 yards and Elliott ran for nearly 100 yards, they won the game 31 to 26.

     The last game of the day was between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts.  This game was lopsided compared to the rest of the Thanksgiving games, with the Steelers taking an early lead and never looked back, the final score was 28 to 7.

     The day was full of giving thanks and a lot of football.