NFL schedule 2014: Thanksgiving games feature NFC divisional rivalries

April 23, 2014
(Jeff Haynes / Reuters) (Jeff Haynes / Reuters)

The NFL schedule arrived Wednesday and with it came a lineup that will shape a lot of Thanksgivings, possibily for the worse.

AFC families will get a day off. NFC families may find digestion a wee bit more difficult because the day is loaded with three big division rivalries, all of them — an oddity — in the NFC:

First, the Chicago Bears play the Lions in an NFC North game in Detroit at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Then the Philadelphia Eagles play the Cowboys in an NFC East game in Dallas at 4:30 p.m. EDT. And the evening ends with the Seattle Seahawks playing the 49ers in an NFC West game in San Francisco at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

This is just a suggestion, but it’ll probably be worth sticking with the Seahawks-49ers through the end. Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh aren’t exactly fond of one another.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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