Thanksgiving Day game results



 

NFL games on Thanksgiving have included some great performances and memorable moments over the years. The legendary Harold "Red" Grange (left) made his pro debut for the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving 1925. In 2008, quarterback Tony Romo (right) led the Dallas Cowboys to a convincing 34-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks by throwing for 331 yards and 3 TDs. 

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Nov. 25, 1920
  AKRON PROS 7, Canton Bulldogs 0
  Decatur Staleys 6, CHICAGO TIGERS 0
  ELYRIA (OH) ATHLETICS* 0, Columbus Panhandles 0
  DAYTON TRIANGLES 28, Detroit Heralds 0
  CHICAGO BOOSTERS* 27, Hammond Pros 0
  All-Tonawanda (NY) 14, ROCHESTER JEFFERSONS 3
* Non-league team. Games between league teams and non-league teams counted in standings in 1920.
Nov. 24, 1921
  Canton Bulldogs 14, AKRON PROS 0
  Buffalo All-Americans 7, CHICAGO STALEYS 6
Nov. 30, 1922
  Buffalo All-Americans 21 ROCHESTER JEFFERSONS 0
  CHICAGO CARDINALS 6, Chicago Bears 0
  RACINE LEGION 3, Milwaukee Badgers 0
  Oorang Indians 18, COLUMBUS PANHANDLES 6
  CANTON BULLDOGS 14, Akron Pros 0
Nov. 29, 1923
  CANTON BULLDOGS 28, Toledo Maroons 0
  CHICAGO BEARS 3, Chicago Cardinals 0
  GREEN BAY PACKERS 19, Hammond Pros 0
  Milwaukee Badgers 16, RACINE LEGION 0
  AKRON PROS 2, Buffalo All-Americans 0
Nov. 27, 1924
  AKRON PROS 22, Buffalo Bisons 0
  Chicago Bears 21, CHICAGO CARDINALS 0
  FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 32, Dayton Triangles 7
  CLEVELAND BULLDOGS 53, Milwaukee Badgers 10 (at Canton, Ohio)
  Green Bay Packers 17, KANSAS CITY BLUES 6
Nov. 26, 1925
  CHICAGO BEARS 0, Chicago Cardinals 0
  Kansas City Cowboys 17, CLEVELAND BULLDOGS 0 (at Hartford, CT)
  Rock Island Independents 6, DETROIT PANTHERS 3
  POTTSVILLE MAROONS 31, Green Bay Packers 0
Nov. 25, 1926
  New York Giants 17, BROOKLYN LIONS 0
  Los Angeles Buccaneers 9, DETROIT PANTHERS 6
  CHICAGO BEARS 0, Chicago Cardinals 0
  FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 20, Green Bay Packers 14
  POTTSVILLE MAROONS 8, Providence Steam Roller 0
  CANTON BULLDOGS 0, Akron Pros 0
Nov. 24, 1927
  Chicago Cardinals 3, CHICAGO BEARS 0
  POTTSVILLE MAROONS 6, Providence Steam Roller 0
  Green Bay Packers 17, FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 9
  Cleveland Bulldogs 30, NEW YORK YANKEES 19
Nov. 29, 1928
  Providence Steam Roller 7, POTTSVILLE MAROONS 0
  DETROIT WOLVERINES 33, Dayton Triangles 0
  FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 2, Green Bay Packers 0
  CHICAGO BEARS 34, Chicago Cardinals 0
Nov. 28, 1929
  New York Giants 21, STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS 7
  FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 0, Green Bay Packers 0
  Chicago Cardinals 40, CHICAGO BEARS 6
Nov. 27, 1930
  STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS 7, New York Giants 6
  BROOKLYN DODGERS 33, Providence Steam Roller 12
  Green Bay Packers 25, FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS 7
  CHICAGO BEARS 6, Chicago Cardinals 0
Nov. 26, 1931
  Green Bay Packers 38, PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLER 7
  STATEN ISLAND STAPELETONS 9, New York Giants 6
  CHICAGO BEARS 18, Chicago Cardinals 7
Nov. 24, 1932
  CHICAGO BEARS 24, Chicago Cardinals 0
  Green Bay Packers 7, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
  STATEN ISLAND STAPELETONS 13, New York Giants 13
Nov. 30, 1933
  Chicago Bears 22, CHICAGO CARDINALS 6
  New York Giants 10, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
Nov. 29, 1934
  CHICAGO CARDINALS 6, Green Bay Packers 0
  Chicago Bears 19, DETROIT LIONS 16
  New York Giants 27, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
Nov. 28, 1935
  New York Giants 21, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
  CHICAGO CARDINALS 9, Green Bay Packers 7
  DETROIT LIONS 14, Chicago Bears 2
Nov. 26, 1936
  DETROIT LIONS 13, Chicago Bears 7
  New York Giants 14, BROOKLYN DODGERS 0
Nov. 25, 1937
  Chicago Bears 13, DETROIT LIONS 0
  BROOKLYN DODGERS 13, New York Giants 13
Nov. 24, 1938
  DETROIT LIONS 14, Chicago Bears 7
  BROOKLYN DODGERS 7, New York Giants 7
Nov. 23, 1939#
  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 14
Nov. 28, 1940#
  Pittsburgh Steelers 7, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 0
# In 1939 and 1940, President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving one week earlier. Various states celebrated on the date declared by the President, while other states recognized the traditional fourth Thursday of the month. In 1941, Thanksgiving was sanctioned by Congress to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November which it has been ever since.
Nov. 22, 1945
  Cleveland Rams 28, DETROIT LIONS 21
Nov. 28, 1946
  Boston Yanks 34, DETROIT LIONS 10
  (AAFC) - New York Yankees 21, BROOKLYN DODGERS 7
Nov. 27, 1947
  Chicago Bears 34, DETROIT LIONS 14
  (AAFC) - San Francisco 49ers 21, BROOKLYN DODGERS 7
  (AAFC) - Cleveland Browns 27, LOS ANGELES DONS 17
Nov. 25, 1948
  Chicago Cardinals 28, DETROIT LIONS 14
  (AAFC) - Cleveland Browns 31, LOS ANGELES DONS 14
  (AAFC) - Buffalo Bills 39, CHICAGO ROCKETS 35
Nov. 24, 1949
  Chicago Bears 28, DETROIT LIONS 7
  (AAFC) - Cleveland Browns 14, CHICAGO HORNETS 6
  (AAFC) - Brooklyn-New York Yankees 17, LOS ANGELES DONS 16
Nov. 23, 1950
  DETROIT LIONS 49, New York Yanks 14
  Pittsburgh Steelers 28, CHICAGO CARDINALS 17
Nov. 22, 1951
  DETROIT LIONS 52, Green Bay Packers 35
Nov. 27, 1952
  DETROIT LIONS 48, Green Bay Packers 24
  DALLAS TEXANS 27, Chicago Bears 23 (at Akron, Ohio)
Nov. 26, 1953
  DETROIT LIONS 34, Green Bay Packers 15
Nov. 25, 1954
  DETROIT LIONS 28, Green Bay Packers 24
Nov. 24, 1955
  DETROIT LIONS 24, Green Bay Packers 10
Nov. 22, 1956
  Green Bay Packers 24, DETROIT LIONS 20
Nov. 28, 1957
  DETROIT LIONS 18, Green Bay Packers 6
Nov. 27, 1958
  DETROIT LIONS 24, Green Bay Packers 14
Nov. 26, 1959
  Green Bay Packers 24, DETROIT LIONS 17
Nov. 24, 1960
  DETROIT LIONS 23, Green Bay Packers 10
  (AFL) - New York Titans 41, Dallas Texans 35
Nov. 23, 1961
  Green Bay Packers 17, DETROIT LIONS 9
  (AFL) - NEW YORK TITANS 21, Buffalo Bills 14
Nov. 22, 1962
  DETROIT LIONS 26, Green Bay Packers 14
  (AFL) - New York Titans 46, DENVER BRONCOS 45
Nov. 28, 1963
  DETROIT LIONS 13, Green Bay Packers 13
  (AFL) - Oakland Raiders 26, DENVER BRONCOS 10
Nov. 26, 1964
  Chicago Bears 27, DETROIT LIONS 24
  (AFL) - Buffalo Bills 27, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 24
Nov. 25, 1965
  DETROIT LIONS 24, Baltimore Colts 24
  (AFL) - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 20, Buffalo Bills 20
Nov. 24, 1966
  San Francisco 49ers 41, DETROIT LIONS 14
  DALLAS COWBOYS 26, Cleveland Browns 14
  (AFL) - Buffalo Bills 31, OAKLAND RAIDERS 10
Nov. 23, 1967
  Los Angeles Rams 31, DETROIT LIONS 7
  DALLAS COWBOYS 46, St. Louis Cardinals 21
  (AFL) - Oakland Raiders 44, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 22
  (AFL) - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 24, Denver Broncos 20
Nov. 28, 1968
  Philadelphia Eagles 12, DETROIT LIONS 0
  DALLAS COWBOYS 29, Washington Redskins 20
  (AFL) - OAKLAND RAIDERS 13, Buffalo Bills 10
  (AFL) - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 24, Houston Oilers 10
Nov. 27, 1969
  Minnesota Vikings 27, DETROIT LIONS 0
  DALLAS COWBOYS 24, San Francisco 49ers 24
  (AFL) - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 31, Denver Broncos 17
  (AFL) - San Diego Chargers 21, HOUSTON OILERS 17
Nov. 26, 1970
  DETROIT LIONS 28, Oakland Raiders 14
  DALLAS COWBOYS 16, Green Bay Packers 3
Nov. 25, 1971
  DETROIT LIONS 32, Kansas City Chiefs 21
  DALLAS COWBOYS 28, Los Angeles Rams 21
Nov. 23, 1972
  DETROIT LIONS 37, New York Jets 20
  San Francisco 49ers 31, DALLAS COWBOYS 10
Nov. 22, 1973
  Washington Redskins 20, DETROIT LIONS 0
  Miami Dolphins 14, DALLAS COWBOYS 7
Nov. 28, 1974
  Denver Broncos 31, DETROIT LIONS 27
  DALLAS COWBOYS 24, Washington Redskins 23
Nov. 27, 1975
  Los Angeles Rams 20, DETROIT LIONS 0
  Buffalo Bills 32, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 14
Nov. 25, 1976
  DETROIT LIONS 27, Buffalo Bills 14
  DALLAS COWBOYS 19, St. Louis Cardinals 14
Nov. 24, 1977
  Chicago Bears 31, DETROIT LIONS 14
  Miami Dolphins 55, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 14
Nov. 23, 1978
  DETROIT LIONS 17, Denver Broncos 14
  DALLAS COWBOYS 37, Washington Redskins 10
Nov. 22, 1979
  DETROIT LIONS 20, Chicago Bears 0
  Houston Oilers 30, DALLAS COWBOYS 24
Nov. 27, 1980
  Chicago Bears 23, DETROIT LIONS 17 (OT)
  DALLAS COWBOYS 51, Seattle Seahawks 7
Nov. 26, 1981
  DETROIT LIONS 27, Kansas City Chiefs 10
  DALLAS COWBOYS 10, Chicago Bears 9
Nov. 25, 1982
  New York Giants 13, DETROIT LIONS 6
  DALLAS COWBOYS 31, Cleveland Browns 14
Nov. 24, 1983
  DETROIT LIONS 45, Pittsburgh Steelers 3
  DALLAS COWBOYS 35, St. Louis Cardinals 17
Nov. 22, 1984
  DETROIT LIONS 31, Green Bay Packers 28
  DALLAS COWBOYS 20, New England Patriots 17
Nov. 28, 1985
  DETROIT LIONS 31, New York Jets 20
  DALLAS COWBOYS 35, St. Louis Cardinals 17
Nov. 27, 1986
  Green Bay Packers 44, DETROIT LIONS 40
  Seattle Seahawks 31, DALLAS COWBOYS 14
Nov. 26, 1987
  Kansas City Chiefs 27, DETROIT LIONS 20
  Minnesota Vikings 44, DALLAS COWBOYS 38 (OT)
Nov. 24, 1988
  Minnesota Vikings 23, DETROIT LIONS 0
  Houston Oilers 25, DALLAS COWBOYS 17
Nov. 23, 1989
  DETROIT LIONS 13, Cleveland Browns 10
  Philadelphia Eagles 27, DALLAS COWBOYS 0
Nov. 22, 1990
  DETROIT LIONS 40, Denver Broncos 27
  DALLAS COWBOYS 27, Washington Redskins 17
Nov. 28, 1991
  DETROIT LIONS 16, Chicago Bears 6
  DALLAS COWBOYS 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Nov. 26, 1992
  Houston Oilers 24, DETROIT LIONS 21
  DALLAS COWBOYS 30, New York Giants 3
Nov. 25, 1993
  Chicago Bears 10, DETROIT LIONS 6
  Miami Dolphins 16, DALLAS COWBOYS 14
Nov. 24, 1994
  DETROIT LIONS 35, Buffalo Bills 21
  DALLAS COWBOYS 42, Green Bay Packers 31
Nov. 23, 1995
  DETROIT LIONS 44, Minnesota Vikings 38
  DALLAS COWBOYS 24, Kansas City Chiefs 12
Nov. 28, 1996
  Kansas City Chiefs 28, DETROIT LIONS 24
  DALLAS COWBOYS 21, Washington Redskins 10
Nov. 27, 1997
  DETROIT LIONS 55, Chicago Bears 20
  Tennessee Titans 27, DALLAS COWBOYS 14
Nov. 26, 1998
  DETROIT LIONS 19, Pittsburgh Steelers 16 (OT)
  Minnesota Vikings 46, DALLAS COWBOYS 36
Nov. 25, 1999
  DETROIT LIONS 21, Chicago Bears 17
  DALLAS COWBOYS 20, Miami Dolphins 0
Nov. 23, 2000
  DETROIT LIONS 34, New England Patriots 9
  Minnesota Vikings 27, DALLAS COWBOYS 15
Nov. 22, 2001
  Green Bay Packers 29, DETROIT LIONS 27
  Denver Broncos 26, DALLAS COWBOYS 24
Nov. 28, 2002
  New England Patriots 20, DETROIT LIONS 12
  DALLAS COWBOYS 27, Washington Redskins 20
Nov. 27, 2003
  DETROIT LIONS 22, Green Bay Packers 14
  Miami Dolphins 40, DALLAS COWBOYS 21
Nov. 25, 2004
  Indianapolis Colts 41, DETROIT LIONS 9
  DALLAS COWBOYS 21, Chicago Bears 7
Nov. 24, 2005
  Atlanta Falcons 27, DETROIT LIONS 7
  Denver Broncos 24, DALLAS COWBOYS 21 (OT)
Nov. 23, 2006
  Miami Dolphins 27, DETROIT LIONS 10
  DALLAS COWBOYS 38, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10
  KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 19, Denver Broncos 10
Nov. 22, 2007
  Green Bay Packers 37, DETROIT LIONS 26
  DALLAS COWBOYS 34, New York Jets 3
  INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 31, Atlanta Falcons 13
Nov. 27, 2008
  Tennessee Titans 47, DETROIT LIONS 10
  DALLAS COWBOYS 34, Seattle Seahawks 9
  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 48, Arizona Cardinals 20
Nov. 26, 2009
  Green Bay Packers 34, DETROIT LIONS 12
  DALLAS COWBOYS 24, Oakland Raiders 7
  DENVER BRONCOS 26, New York Giants 6
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Nov. 25, 2010
  New England Patriots 45, DETROIT LIONS 24
  New Orleans Saints 30, DALLAS COWBOYS 27
  NEW YORK JETS 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10
Nov. 24, 2011
  Green Bay Packers 27, DETROIT LIONS 15
  DALLAS COWBOYS 20, Miami Dolphins 19
  BALTIMORE RAVENS 16, San Francisco 49ers 6
Nov. 22, 2012
  Houston Texans 34, DETROIT LIONS 31
  Washington Redskins 38, DALLAS COWBOYS 31
  New England Patriots 49, NEW YORK JETS 19
Nov. 27, 2013
  DETROIT LIONS 40, Green Bay Packers 10
  DALLAS COWBOYS 31, Oakland Raiders 24
  BALTIMORE RAVENS 22, Pittsburgh Steelers 20
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