Thanksgiving Day is synonymous with football and turkey. This year, it may be known for just the turkey.
When the N.F.L. announced its schedule this spring, the slate of Thanksgiving games was supposed to offer some intrigue alongside the traditional contestants. Now, because of injuries and poor play, Thursday’s games are between six teams who each lost their previous game.
The electric rookie quarterback Justin Fields was expected to lead the Chicago Bears against the Detroit Lions, while Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys were sure to play in a shootout with the visiting Las Vegas Raiders.