NFL Thanksgiving Day Grades: Bills earn ‘A-‘ to avoid Lions upset; clock management hurts Detroit’s effort

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The NFL certainly had a strong Thanksgiving slate in store this year, a rich feast of excellent matchups that make the annual holiday games better than most years. Five of the six teams had record wins heading into their Thanksgiving Day games, tying in 2011 and 2014 (the NFL started with three Thanksgiving Day games in 2006).

The combined record of the six teams playing this Thanksgiving is 39-21, and the .650 winning percentage between the teams is the second highest since the Thanksgiving schedule went to three games. The highest winning percentage was .682 in 2011.

Fans were treated to a thriller in the first game of the day, as Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills held off the Detroit Lions with a last-second field goal in a back-and-forth affair that was a Thanksgiving classic. We rate each of the three Thanksgiving games – a little filling to add to the meal. Keep track of the numbers of each.

Buffaloes 28-25 over Detroit

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