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Full 2020 NFL holiday schedule

The NFL will broadcast its annual tripleheader on Thanksgiving, and is holding a rare Friday game on Christmas Day 2020. We break down the holiday schedule this year.

Santa Claus walks on the field before the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Saints 30-24. Photo by Larry French/Getty Images

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.

Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving)

Houston Texans at Detroit Lions, 12:30 ET, CBS
Washington at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 ET, FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 ET, NBC

Week 16

Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas)

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, 4:30 ET, FOX