Thanksgiving NFL Recap: Packers, Cowboys, and 49ers Triumph on Football's Feast Day

As usual, only football was on the program for Thanksgiving in the USA

by Sededin Dedovic
Thanksgiving NFL Recap: Packers, Cowboys, and 49ers Triumph on Football's Feast Day
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The Thanksgiving Day NFL tripleheader lived up to its billing, delivering exciting matchups and showcasing the league's top talent. The Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers emerged victorious, while the Detroit Lions, Washington Commanders, and Seattle Seahawks fell short.

Packers Prevail Over Lions in Tight Contest

In the first game of the day, the Green Bay Packers edged out the Detroit Lions in a thrilling 29-22 victory. Jordan Love, filling in for the injured Aaron Rodgers, delivered a career-best performance, throwing for 268 yards and three touchdowns.

Christian Watson opened the scoring with a 53-yard touchdown reception, and Love connected with Jaden Reed and Tucker Kraft for additional touchdowns. Despite a valiant effort from Jared Goff, who threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns, and David Montgomery's rushing touchdown, the Lions were unable to overcome the Packers' offensive firepower.

Cowboys Dominate Commanders in NFC East Clash

The Dallas Cowboys continued their dominance within the NFC East, dismantling the Washington Commanders by a commanding 45-10 margin. Dak Prescott led the Cowboys' charge, throwing for 331 yards and four touchdowns.

Brendin Cooks, Siddi Lamb, Kavonte Turpin, and Rico Dowdle each caught touchdown passes, while Tony Pollard ran for one. Sam Howell threw for 300 yards and one touchdown for the Commanders, but the Cowboys' defense proved too much to handle.

49ers Secure Victory with McCaffrey's Stellar Performance

Christian McCaffrey put on a dominant display in the first half, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 31-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks. McCaffrey rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns, accounting for 21 points in the opening two quarters alone.

The 49ers' defense also played a crucial role, limiting the Seahawks' offense to just 13 points. Seattle's Geno Smith struggled throughout the game, throwing for 185 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

NFL History Made with First Friday Night Game

For the first time in NFL history, a game will be played on the day after Thanksgiving, as the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins square off.

Amazon paid a staggering 100 million euros to the NFL to secure the rights to this historic matchup, marking a new era for the league's broadcasting landscape.