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League releases full list of Thursday night, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Saturday games

NFL, Texans, Chiefs

The NFL released the full 2020 schedule on Thursday evening, and with it comes this year’s Thanksgiving slate of games.

Via James Palmer of NFL Network

The Thanksgiving games will involve the Houston Texans paying a visit to Detroit to play the Lions in an afternoon Motor-City clash. Switching to the NFC East, the Washington Redskins will be playing an away game against their long time nemesis Dallas Cowboys for the afternoon slot. Bitter rivals Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers will square off in an AFC North encounter to close the evening.

The Thursday Night Football schedule has also been announced, with star quarterback Deshaun Watson and his Texans face-off against reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the reigning Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs.

Per NFL Network on Twitter

The list of Thursday night games offers a slew of interesting matchups. A battle between two promising young quarterbacks will commence on Week 2 as Joe Burrow and his Cincinnati Bengals play Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns in an in-state duel. Week 7 also offers an intense rivalry match between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles, both are trying to win a very competitive NFC East division.

Meanwhile in Week 9, Aaron Rodgers comes back to his home state of California to face his childhood team. The Green Bay Packers seeks revenge against the San Francisco 49ers, who defeated them in the NFC Championship game last season. Week 13 should also be a treat for the fans as Lamar Jackson and his Ravens will try to fend off Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, and the visiting Dallas Cowboys.

The slated Christmas game will be a rematch of the NFC Wild Card game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are looking for some payback after being eliminated by Kirk Cousins and the Vikings in overtime.

The NFL’s two doubleheader Saturday games are still to be determined.