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The league wasn’t interested in playing a national game at Buffalo’s decrepit War Memorial Stadium, especially in late November, but it was fine with scheduling the Bills as the road team against New York in 1961, San Diego in 1964 and 1965, and Oakland in 1966 and 1968.

 

Until this recent run of games, the only three times the Bills had played on Thanksgiving since the merger, they were again on the road, beating St. Louis in 1975 and losing to Detroit in 1976 and 1994.

 

 

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The 2022 NFL Thanksgiving Day schedule will begin with a cross-conference matchup pitting an AFC Super Bowl contender against a surging team from the NFC. CBS and Paramount+ will feature the Buffalo Bills (7-3), who just defeated the Browns in a game played in Detroit, taking on the Detroit Lions (4-6), who have won three in a row. This is the Bills' third NFL Thanksgiving game since 2019, and they are 5-4 all-time on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions have been a holiday staple since 1934 and are 37-43-2 in NFL Thanksgiving Day games. 

 

Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET from Ford Field in Detroit. Buffalo is a 9.5-point favorite in the latest Bills vs. Lions odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under for total points is 54. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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36 minutes ago, thinwhiteduke said:

The league wasn’t interested in playing a national game at Buffalo’s decrepit War Memorial Stadium, especially in late November, but it was fine with scheduling the Bills as the road team against New York in 1961, San Diego in 1964 and 1965, and Oakland in 1966 and 1968.

 

Until this recent run of games, the only three times the Bills had played on Thanksgiving since the merger, they were again on the road, beating St. Louis in 1975 and losing to Detroit in 1976 and 1994.

 

 

We sure did have a long dry spell of not playing on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving was watching to see how the Lions could screw up and lose - that was tradition. 

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20 hours ago, thinwhiteduke said:

And yet Lions are just below .500 on Thanksgiving day

From 2004 to 2012 the Lions lost on T-Day.  8 years in a row.

Plus they have lost the last 5 years in a row on Thanksgiving.

So in recent times, it does seem like they lose all the time.  

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1 hour ago, Crazy Legs said:

From 2004 to 2012 the Lions lost on T-Day.  8 years in a row.

Plus they have lost the last 5 years in a row on Thanksgiving.

So in recent times, it does seem like they lose all the time.  

Enough with the internet battle crap.

I'm obviously referring to the over all.

But your thing also means they were closer to positive before that.

 

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7 hours ago, thinwhiteduke said:

Enough with the internet battle crap.

I'm obviously referring to the over all.

But your thing also means they were closer to positive before that.

 

I wasn't around in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60,s so in my tradition, the tradition is the Lions usually lose on Thanksgiving. 

Since 2001 the Lions are 5 - 16.      Pretty crummy record. 

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15 hours ago, Crazy Legs said:

I wasn't around in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60,s so in my tradition, the tradition is the Lions usually lose on Thanksgiving. 

Since 2001 the Lions are 5 - 16.      Pretty crummy record. 

5-16 at least means you can't count on a loss for sure. 

 

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