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Thanksgiving 2017 NFL games open thread and info

Enjoy food, enjoy football.

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

In the midst of the food and good company today, you may choose to watch some football. Should you choose to do so, we hope you’ll do so while discussing the game here with your fellow stuffed Falcons fans.

There are no NFC South implications for today’s game, but there are NFC playoff implications. Here’s what you’ll need to know to watch.

Vikings vs. Lions, 12:30 p.m. EST, FOX

At this point, the Vikings seem like mortal locks to win the NFC North, so let’s root for them to do so. The Lions are still a Wild Card threat.

Chargers vs. Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. EST, CBS

The Cowboys look like shells of themselves minus Ezekiel Elliott and Tyron Smith, while the Chargers are putting up a legitimate fight. If they could put a nail in the Cowboys’ playoff hopes, we’d appreciate it.

Giants vs. Redskins, 8:30 p.m. EST, NBC

Another loss for Washington, coupled with Detroit and Dallas losses, would effectively leave the Falcons and Seahawks jockeying for that sixth playoff seed at the moment, minus collapses for either one. Root for that outcome.