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NFL Thanksgiving Day grades: Cowboys, Bills earn top marks for comeback victories; Giants get a ‘D’

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The NFL certainly had a strong Thanksgiving slate up its sleeve this season, making annual holiday games even 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. In the second game, the Dallas Cowboys came from a halftime deficit to sweep the New York Giants behind big games from CeeDee Lamb and Ezekiel Elliott. What happens in the nightcap? We rate each of the three Thanksgiving games – a little filling to add to the meal. Here are our numbers so far:

Buffaloes 28-25 over Detroit

Dallas 28-20 over New York Giants

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