Thanksgiving is the only U.S. holiday where it's actually encouraged to watch TV instead of spending "quality time" with family. There's plenty of football on the slate this Thanksgiving as three important NFL games will be played on Thursday. There will also be one college football game played on Thanksgiving night and there's a full slate of games on Friday.

 

Thursday, Nov. 24

Vikings at Lions (12:30 p.m., CBS)

Redskins at Cowboys (4:30 p.m., FOX)

LSU at Texans A&M (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

Steelers at Colts (8:30 p.m., NBC)

 

Friday, Nov. 25

NC State at North Carolina (12 p.m., ESPN)

Houston at Memphis (12 p.m., ABC)

Arkansas at Missouri (2:30 p.m., CBS)

Washington at Washington State (3:30 p.m., FS1)

Boise State at Air Force (3:30 p.m., CBSSN)

Nebraska at Iowa (3:30 p.m., ABC)

Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi (4 p.m., ESPNews)

Toledo at Western Michigan (5 p.m., ESPN2)

Baylor at Texas Tech (6 p.m., ESPN)

Cincinnati at Tulsa (8:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Arizona State at Arizona (9:30 p.m., ESPN)