Week 12 of the NFL season kicked off with a delicious Thanksgiving slate of Bills-Lions in Detroit, Cowboys-Giants in Dallas and Vikings-Patriots in Minneapolis. All three Thanksgiving games offer plenty of memorable holiday moments, including league-wide tributes to legendary former FOX Sports broadcaster John Madden and a halftime concert by the Jonas Brothers.
Here are the most popular and viral moments from Thursday’s NFL games.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Both teams honor Madden
John Madden’s signature will be on the sidelines at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, and you can watch FOX Sports’ tribute to one of our team’s most iconic members below.
John Madden and the Legend of the Thanksgiving Turducken
Remembering the great John Madden and the legend of the Thanksgiving Turducken.
Former Cowboys lineman Nate Newton and current Giants head coach Brian Daboll also shared what Madden meant to them.
Thanks to colleagues!
Cowboys and Giants players gave their teammates some props in their pregame outfits. Cowboys defensive back Trevon Diggs wore a jersey featuring linebacker Micah Parsons, while Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay continues his tradition of teammate-specific jerseys with one featuring defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence .
These Cowboys running backs are CLEAN
The Cowboys are back in their original uniforms on Thanksgiving thanks to the NFL’s relaxation of the one-helmet uniform policy.
Saquon Barkley, Micah Parsons show love
Just a couple of NFL superstars making the fans Thanksgiving.
Amazing fan outfit
These young Cowboys fans are DEFINITELY in the Thanksgiving spirit.
Daboll is LIVID
The Giants had an early touchdown nullified due to an ineligible receiver fielding penalty, and their head coach wasn’t happy with the call.
Daboll might have had a point, according to FOX Sports NFL analyst Warren Sharp.
USA chants at the Cowboys-Giants!
Ahead of the USA Men’s National Team’s huge 2022 World Cup match against England on Saturday, AT&T Stadium erupted in a massive USA chant to show some country pride.
Almost Jonas Brothers time!
The Jonas Brothers are in the building for their first Thanksgiving halftime show in Dallas in 14 years! You can watch the full show on FOX.
Joe Jonas and other stars of the upcoming film “Devotion,” including headliners Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, were also on hand in Dallas to see the action up close.
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions
Diggs makes a fan’s holiday
One lucky member of the Bills Mafia has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, as Bills star wide receiver Stefon Diggs took him to the Detroit field for a game.
Diggs himself is also ready to party:
Lions, Sanders honor Madden
John Madden was a familiar Thanksgiving face in both Detroit and Dallas, commentating several Thanksgiving games in both cities. The Lions and running back legend Barry Sanders honored Madden as part of the NFL-wide tribute to the late-night broadcast legend on Thursday.
Tribute to Megatron by Pittman
Speaking of paying tribute to a legend, Lions linebacker Anthony Pittman showed up at Ford Field wearing a jersey featuring former wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Williams with some Thanksgiving Gravy!
Gravy isn’t usually a Thanksgiving dish. But it looks like Jamaal Williams is trying to turn it into a Thanksgiving dance after scoring the first touchdown of the day.
St. Brown distributes rations after the score
The Lions mounted a long drive in the second quarter that culminated in a fourth-down touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Amon-Ra St. Brown. After his score, St. Brown made sure to pass out Thanksgiving rations to his teammates as part of his celebration.
Diggs for the leadership and Bills fans are grateful!
A crisp route by Diggs (and a chest bump later!) gives Buffalo the lead, and at least one fan is giving thanks.
A Thanksgiving Victory Hug!
A Tyler Bass field goal in the final seconds gave Buffalo a 28-25 victory, and Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs hugged in relief.
Meanwhile, the Bills’ Twitter account … well, just look.
Allen and Diggs made sure to get some turkey after their clutch performance to help the Bills to the win.
New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings
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