The NFL announced the 2020 schedule on Thursday, and we’ve got the full rundown for all theHoliday season matchups from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The season is scheduled to start on Thursday, September 10th, with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans, and wrap up on Sunday, February 7, 2021 with Super Bowl 55. The Covid-19 pandemic might have something to say about that, but for the time being the NFL is moving forward as though the season will start on time.
For Thanksgiving, we’ll continue our historical games in Detroit and Dallas, We’ll also get a nice prime time matchup as the Steelers host the Ravens. The return of Ben Roethlisberger should make the NFC North a little closer this year and we’ll by Week 12 this game could be huge for both teams.
On Christmas, we get a bit of a twist on normal scheduling. Christmas Day is a Friday this year, so the league has moved its normal Thursday Night Football game to Friday! And we get a game which we’ve seen in the playoffs now two out of the last three seasons. Unfortunately for Saints fans, both of those games knocked them out of the playoffs. The rivalry is building between these two and both teams will have a chip on their shoulder for this one. They also might not be too keen on missing their Christmas dinner either, so watch out!
You can check out each Thanksgiving and Christmas game below. Plus, we’ll be breaking down more of the schedule, including a rundown of the full season schedule, the best and worst matchups, and plenty more. All times listed are Eastern.
Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving)
Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas)
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, 4:30 ET, FOX