By Caela Fox
For Americans Thanksgiving is a big part of our country’s history and traditions. In recent years a new tradition has been added to Thanksgiving. This tradition is sitting down after dinner and watching the Thanksgiving Day football games.
This year’s Thanksgiving had some amazing games and some pretty memorable games as well, both negative and positive.
The morning game was between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions. The Eagles were the underdogs in this game even though they had a better record than the Lions. This wasn’t the prettiest game to watch. The Eagles struggled the entire game with only scoring two touchdowns. The Lions dominated this game winning by 31 points. The final score was 45-14.
The afternoon game was between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. With the return of Tony Romo after he missed two weeks due to a collarbone injury, the Cowboy fans were pretty excited. Obviously, with the Panthers being undefeated coming into this game they were the favorite to win. They didn’t disappoint.
The Panthers wiped the floor with the Cowboys. Winning the game 33-14. In this game Romo left the game with what is believed to be a reinjured collarbone. This injury puts Romo out for the remainder of the season.
This win kept the Panthers undefeated at 11-0. The Panthers are one of only two teams that are still undefeated this season. The other team is the New England Patriots. The Patriots will play the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
The night game was probably the most anticipated game of the day. This game was between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, one of the oldest rivalries in football. Even with the Packers having lost three of the last five games they played, they were still the favorite over the Bears, who were 5-6 on the season.
With the rain, wind, and cold weather it wasn’t the most comfortable game. Most of the scoring was in the first half with the score being 14-13, Bears at the end of the half. The second half was a little more uneventful. With the Bears scoring the only points in the second half with a field goal in the fourth quarter, this wrapped up a win for the Bears with a score of 17-13.
This year’s Thanksgiving games were very fun to watch. Overall, Thanksgiving was a success whether you were just sitting around eating turkey with the family or you had to work like all these athletes.
As Thanksgiving comes to a close and Christmas is coming faster than all of us expected, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. May all your holiday travels be safe.