The NFL Thanksgiving Games celebrations were marked by a series of exhilarating games, with the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, and Green Bay Packers emerging victorious in their respective matches. This triple-header not only provided fans with thrilling football action but also significant shifts in the league standings as teams push towards the playoffs.
San Francisco 49ers’ Resurgence
The 49ers rounded off the Thanksgiving games with a commanding 31-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. This win is particularly notable as it marks the team’s recovery from a mid-season slump, now leading the NFC West with an 8-3 record. The 49ers’ performance was highlighted by Christian McCaffrey’s two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, demonstrating their offensive prowess. Quarterback Brock Purdy also contributed significantly, finishing with 209 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Cowboys Set New NFL Record
In a dominant display, the Dallas Cowboys decimated the Washington Commanders with a 45-10 victory. Quarterback Dak Prescott’s 331 passing yards and four touchdowns were central to the Cowboys’ success. However, the standout moment came from cornerback DaRon Bland, who set a new NFL record with his fifth interception touchdown of the season. Despite their impressive 8-3 record, the Cowboys trail behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.
Packers Upset Lions in Historic Rivalry
The Green Bay Packers secured a crucial 29-22 win against the Detroit Lions, a team known for hosting Thanksgiving games since 1934. The Packers’ victory was spearheaded by quarterback Jordan Love and his three touchdown passes. This win breathes new life into the Packers’ season, improving their record to 5-6 and keeping their playoff hopes alive.
As the NFL season progresses, these Thanksgiving games have set the stage for an intense race to the playoffs. The upcoming fixtures, including the first NFL game on Black Friday featuring the New York Jets against the Miami Dolphins, promise more excitement and pivotal moments in the league.