Football Thanksgiving Trivia

Well the regular trivia went over so well last night so here we go on Football!


  • Traditional of Thanksgiving Day award began in 1989 with John Madden’s Turkey Leg for the MVP player of the game.
  • In 2002 the Galloping Gobbler award replaced the Turkey Leg
  • NFL traditionally hosts Thanksgiving Day games in two Cities – Dallas and Detroit
  • IN 1920 the NFL first recognized six games being held on Thanksgiving Day
  • Lions hosted their first Thanksgiving Day game in 1934
  • In 1934 NFL broadcast began for Thanksgiving Day games
  • In 1956 the FIRST Thanksgiving Day Game aired on TV
  • NFL has hosted Thanksgiving Day game since – November 2006
  • Panthers and Jaguars have Never played on Thanksgiving Day
  • Texans made their first appearance in 2012 to NFL Thanksgiving Game Day
  • Lions have the most Wins/33 and most Losses/38 at Thanksgiving Day
  • Lions have not played what years at Thanksgiving Day – 1941 and 1944
  • Lions began the tradition without NFL approval in 1934
  • Cowboys have second most Thanksgiving Day wins with all time 28-16-1
  • Cowboys began playing in 1966 but in AFL
  • Emmitt Smith won the Turkey Leg or Galloping Gobbler award FIVE times
  • Herman Moore won BOTH Turkey Leg and All Iron Award
  • Tony Romo won Both Turkey Leg and All Iron Award
  • DeMarcus Ware won Both Turkey Leg and All Iron Award
  • Randy Moss won Turkey Leg Award in 1998 and 2000
  • Troy Aikman 455 passing yard in 1998 is mot of any QB on Thanksgiving Day
  • Ernie Nevers holds the record for most touchdowns during Thanksgiving game in 1929
  • Sterling Sharpe holds modern day where he scored four touchdowns in 1994
  • Packers have the second most Losses during Thanksgiving Day with 18
  • Tampa Bay and Cincinnati are the only NFL teams currently to play on Thanksgiving Day and have not had a win
  • OJ Simpson has the most rushing yards in a single Thanksgiving Day game with 273 in 1976
  • Vikings have the highest winning percentage of any team on Thanksgiving Day
  • Record for most pass receptions in a game is 12 by WR Marvin Harrison/Colts in 2004 along with WR Perriman/Minnesota in 1995
  • Most receiving yards on Thanksgiving was 303 by Benton/Cleveland in 1945
  • Since then most is by Alworth/San Diego in 1965 at 185
  • Redskins are 1-6 on Thanksgiving for a .143 Winning Percentage
  • Chargers have not played on Thanksgiving in over 40 years or since 1969
  • From 2006 to 2011 the NFL Network broadcast the Thanksgiving Game in the evening
  • NBC began broadcasting in 2012
  • Red Grange made his professional football debut for the Bears in 1925 at the Thanksgiving Day game

HAPPY THANKSGIVING every one and Enjoy the Games!  Until next time, keep it Real … REAL FUN that is!  Brenda 🙂

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