Week 12 of the NFL season kicked off with a delicious Thanksgiving slate of Bills–Lions in Detroit, Cowboys–Giants in Dallas and Vikings–Patriots in Minneapolis. The three Thanksgiving games provide plenty of memorable holiday moments, including league-wide tributes to legendary former FOX Sports broadcaster John Madden and a halftime concert by the Jonas Brothers.
Here are the top trending and viral moments from Thursday’s NFL games.
Both teams honor Madden
John Madden’s signature will be on the sidelines at AT&T Stadium on Thursday. You can watch FOX Sports’ own tribute to one of the most iconic members of our team below.
John Madden and the legend of the Thanksgiving Turducken
Remembering the late great John Madden and the legend of the Thanksgiving Turducken.
Former Cowboys lineman Nate Newton and current Giants head coach Brian Daboll also shared what Madden meant to them.
Thankful for teammates!
Cowboys and Giants players both gave their teammates some props with their pregame outfits. Cowboys defensive back Trevon Diggs wore a shirt depicting linebacker Micah Parsons while Giants receiver Kenny Golladay continue his tradition of teammate-specific shirts with one depicting defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence.
Those Cowboys throwbacks are CLEAN
The Cowboys are once again wearing their original uniforms on Thanksgiving thanks to the NFL’s relaxation of the one-helmet uniform policy.
Saquon Barkley, Micah Parsons show love
Just a couple of NFL superstars making fans’ Thanksgivings.
AMAZING fan outfit
These young Cowboys fans are DEFINITELY in the Thanksgiving spirit.
Daboll is LIVID
The Giants had an early touchdown called off due to a borderline ineligible receiver downfield penalty, and their head coach was not happy at the call.
Daboll may have had a point, per FOX Sports NFL analyst Warren Sharp.
U-S-A chants at Cowboys-Giants!
Jonas Brothers time!
The Jonas Brothers are in the building for their first Thanksgiving halftime show in Dallas in 14 years!
Joe Jonas and fellow stars of the upcoming film “Devotion”, including headliners Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, were also present in Dallas to watch the action up close.
The Cowboys opened the second half with a long touchdown drive culminating in a great throw from Dak Prescott to Dalton Schultz. Afterwards, Schultz paid homage to legendary tight end (and current FOX Sports analyst) Rob Gronkowski.
Jake Ferguson hurdle!
Whack-A-Mole Touchdown celebration!
A CeeDee Lamb potential highlight touchdown catch was ruled incomplete after review, but instead we got one of the best celebrations of the year after a score from backup tight end Peyton Hendershot. Incredible use of the Salvation Army kettle by the Cowboys’ tight ends, which have accounted for three touchdowns (and one insane hurdle) in the second half.
Diggs makes a fan’s holiday
One lucky member of Bills Mafia has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, as star Bills receiver Stefon Diggs brought him onto the field in Detroit to play catch.
Diggs himself is also ready to feast:
Lions, Sanders honor Madden
John Madden was a familiar Thanksgiving face in both Detroit and Dallas, commentating several Thanksgiving games in both cities. The Lions and running back legend Barry Sanders honored Madden as part of the NFL-wide tribute to the late broadcasting legend Thursday.
Pittman’s Megatron tribute
Speaking of paying respects to a legend, Lions linebacker Anthony Pittman showed up to Ford Field in a shirt depicting former wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Williams with some Thanksgiving salsa!
Salsa is not usually a Thanksgiving dish. But it looks like Jamaal Williams is trying to make it a Thanksgiving dance after scoring the first touchdown of the day.
St. Brown dishes out helpings after score
The Lions staged a long second-quarter drive that culminated in a fourth-down touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Amon-Ra St. Brown. After his score, St. Brown made sure to dish out Thanksgiving helpings to his teammates as part of his celebration.
Diggs for the lead and Bills fans are thankful!
A crisp route from Diggs (and a chest thump afterwards!) gives Buffalo the lead, and at least one fan is giving thanks.
Thanksgiving victory hugs!
The Bills’ Twitter account meanwhile… well, just watch.
Allen and Diggs made sure to get some turkey of their own following their clutch performance to help the Bills pull out the win.
Stay tuned for updates!
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