How many games have Detroit Lions won on Thanksgiving Day?

January 28, 2020 Off By idswater

How many games have Detroit Lions won on Thanksgiving Day?

More videos on YouTube For all their struggles throughout the remainder of most seasons – they’ve posted winning records in just 10 of the last 36 years – the Detroit Lions are competitive in Thanksgiving games. Their record is 37-41-2.

What is Detroit Lions record on Thanksgiving?

37-41-2
Over the years, the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day record is only 37-41-2. The Pro Football Hall of Fame records all of the Thanksgiving Day games ever played.

How long has the Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving?

The NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games have traditionally included one game hosted by the Detroit Lions since 1934, and one game hosted by the Dallas Cowboys since 1966 (with two exceptions in 1975 and 1977).

Do the Packers play on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving History In 1951, the Packers began a 13-year stretch of playing the Lions every season on the holiday. Since 2007, Green Bay and Detroit have played on Thanksgiving every other season.

What’s the Detroit Lions all time record on Thanksgiving Day?

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Detroit Lions’ all-time record on Thanksgiving Day is 37-40-2. Here are the results from all those games: Why the Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving Day It all started when the Detroit Lions were actually the Portsmouth Spartans — in 1929.

When was the first Thanksgiving Day football game?

The Thanksgiving Day football games began on November 29, 1934, and have been a tradition ever since. The Detroit Lions would welcome the Chicago Bears to the University of Detroit Stadium. The 10-2 Detroit Lions and the 12-0 Chicago Bears would play on Thanksgiving Day in front of 26,000 fans.

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?

Who was the first team to host the Lions on Thanksgiving?

Coincidentally, the first team that the Lions ever hosted on Thanksgiving was the Bears. In the inaugural game, the Lions lost a close one 19-16. In more recent history, the Lions have been very hot and cold. They have lost their last two, but won the previous four before that, and had a nine-game losing streak from 2004-12.

How many games has the Detroit Lions won on Thanksgiving Day?

In the 71 games that the Detroit Lions have hosted on Thanksgiving Day, they currently have a record of 33 wins, 36 losses and two ties. This year’s Thanksgiving opponent, the Green Bay Packers, has played on Thanksgiving Day 33 times, with 13 wins, 18 losses and two ties.

What teams has Detroit played on Thanksgiving Day?

For as long as most of us can remember, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions have played games on Thanksgiving Day.

Why do the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving?

The Lions’ tradition of playing on Thanksgiving derives in part from the 1930s success of the Detroit Tigers, who won the World Series in 1935. The Lions were unable to replicate the success of their fellow local sports teams and struggled to even draw 15,000 fans to some of the year’s first few football games in 1934.

Did the Detroit Lions ever win on Thanksgiving Day?

Here are some lesser know facts about the NFL’s holiday tradition. The Jacksonville Jaguars have never played on Thanksgiving Day. As of 2018, The Detroit Lions have the most wins on Thanksgiving (37), as well as the most losses (39). The tradition of the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving Day began in 1934.