Who did the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving Day in 1934?

November 2, 2019 Off By idswater

Who did the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving Day in 1934?

Chicago Bears
The matchup between the Lions and the World Champion Chicago Bears proved to be an all-time classic. The 1934 Lions had not allowed a touchdown until their eighth game and entered the game with the Bears with a 10-1 record. But with 11 straight wins, Chicago had an even better record.

Who played on Thanksgiving in 1934?

Detroit Lions
The University of Detroit Stadium hosted the first broadcasted Thanksgiving Day football game in 1934, pitting the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears and sparking a new tradition.

Who have the Lions played the most on Thanksgiving?

1986 — The Lions and Packers played the highest-scoring game in Thanksgiving history to date, 44-40, with Green Bay taking the W….Lions record on Thanksgiving.

Year Opponent Result
1983 Pittsburgh Steelers W, 45-3
1984 Green Bay Packers W, 31-28
1985 New York Jets W, 31-20
1986 Green Bay Packers L, 44-40

What year did the Lions start playing on Thanksgiving?

1934
The Lions began the tradition in 1934 when the owner George A.

When did Detroit Lions start playing on Thanksgiving Day?

The Detroit Lions resumed the Thanksgiving Day game in 1945, with a game held against the Cleveland Rams. Since that game, the Detroit Lions have hosted the NFL’s Thanksgiving Classic every year. Detroit was the only team to do so until the Dallas Cowboysbegan hosting their game in 1966.

Who was the first owner of the Detroit Lions?

The first owner of the Lions, George A. Richards, started the tradition of the Thanksgiving Day game as a gimmick to get people to go to Lions football games, and to continue a tradition begun by the city’s previous NFL teams.

When did the NFL stop playing on Thanksgiving Day?

When the Thanksgiving games resumed in 1945, only the Lions’ annual home game would remain on the Thanksgiving holiday. In 1951, the Packers began a thirteen-season run as the perpetual opponent to the Lions each year through 1963.

When do the Lions play the Texans on Thanksgiving?

The Lions play the Texans on Thanksgiving in 2020. It is a rematch of a 2012 game won by the Texans, 34-30, their first Thanksgiving game in franchise history. What channel is the Lions vs. Texans game on?