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Turkey Day Pre-Gamin’: Matchups, Lineups, Broadcast Info, More

Chicago Bears

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve got a trio of games on the slate today, so eat plenty, drink responsibly, and enjoy a day full of football and family.

Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions (11:30 CT)

Buffalo Bills (7-3, 2nd AFC East) at Detroit Lions (4-6, 2nd NFC North) – CBS, Paramount + (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo)

Kickoff Time: 11:30 a.m. CT
Site: Ford Field, Detroit, Mi.
Referee: Clete Blakeman
Odds: BUF -9.5, O/U 54 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Bills: Sean McDermott (56-35) vs. Lions: Sean McDermott (12-26-1)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Bills: Josh Allen: 25/38, 307 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 7 carries, 45 rushing yards

versus

Lions: Josh Allen: 22/35 246 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 5 rushing yards

Week 12 projected stats via ESPN projections

Bills Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Josh Allen
•   RB Devin Singletary
•   WRs Stephon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie
•   TE Dawson Knox
•   LT Reggie Gilliam, LG Rodger Safford, C Mitch Morse, RG Ryan Bates, RT Spencer Brown

Defense
•   LDE Boogie Basham, LDT Ed Oliver, RDT DaQuan Jones, RDE Von Miller
•   SAM Terrel Bernard, MIKE Tyrel Dodson, WILL Matt Milano
•   LCB Tre’Davious White, RCB Dane Jackson
•   FS Jordan Poyer, SS Damar Hamlin

Specialists
•   Tyler Bass (kicker), Sam Martin (punter, holder), Reid Ferguson (long snapper), Isaiah McKenzie, Nyheim Hines (kick and punt returns)

Lions Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Jared Goff
•   RB Jamaal Williams
•   WRs Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kalif Raymond, Josh Reynolds
•   TE Brock Wright
•   LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, RG Evan Brown, RT Penei Sewell

Defense
•   LDE Josh Paschal, LDT Alim McNeill, RDT Isaiah Buggs, RDE Aidan Hutchinson
•   WLB Malcolm Rodriguez, MLB Alex Anzalone, SLB Chris Board
•   LCB Will Harris, RCB Jeff Okudah
•   FS DeShon Elliott, SS Kerby Joseph

Specialists
•  Michael Badgley (kicker), Jack Fox (punter, holder), Scott Daly (long snapper), Justin Jackson, Kalif Raymond (kick and punt returns)


New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (3:30 CT)

New York Giants (7-3, T-2nd NFC East) at Dallas Cowboys (7-3, T-2nd NFC East) – FOX (Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen)

Kickoff Time: 3:30 p.m. CT
Site: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Tx.
Referee: Scott Novak
Odds: DAL -9.5, O/U 45.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Giants: Brian Daboll (7-3) vs. Cowboys: Mike McCarthy (150-95-2)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Giants: Daniel Jones: 20/32, 219 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 7 carries, 38 rushing yards

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Cowboys: Dak Prescott: 21/32, 232 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 15 rushing  yards

Week 12 projected stats via ESPN projections

Giants Projected Starters

Offense

•   QB Daniel Jones
•   RB Saquon Barkley
•   WRs Darius Slayton, Kenny Golladay, Isaiah Hodgins
•   TE Lawrence Cager
•   LT Andrew Thomas, LG Ben Bredeson, C Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Evan Neal

Defense

•   LDE Jihad Ward, NT Dexter Lawrence, RDE Leonard Williams
•   WLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, LILB Jaylon Smith, RILB Micah McFadden, SLB Oshane Ximines
•   LCB Nick McCloud, RCB Fabian Moreau
•   FS Dane Belton, SS Julian Love

Specialists
•   Graham Gano (kicker), Jamie Gillan (punter, holder), Casey Kreiter (long snapper), Gary Brightwell, Richie James (kick and punt returns)

Cowboys Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Dak Prescott
•   RB Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard
•   WRs CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Noah Brown
•   TE Dalton Shultz
•   LT Tyler Smith, LG Connor McGovern, C Tyler Biadasz, RG Zack Martin, RT Terence Steele

Defense
•   LDE DeMarcus Lawrence, LDT Osa Odighizuwa, RDT Jonathan Hankins, RDE Dorance Armstrong
•   WLB Anthony Barr, WLB Leighton Vander Esch, SLB Micah Parsons
•   LCB Anthony Brown, RCB Trevon Diggs
•   FS Donovan Wilson, SS Jayron Kearse

Specialists
•   Brett Maher (kicker), Bryan Anger (punter, holder), Matt Overton (long snapper), KaVonte Turpin (kick and punt returns)


New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings (7:20 CT)

New England Patriots (6-4, T-3rd AFC East) at Minnesota Vikings (8-2, 1st NFC North) – NBC, Peacock (Mike Tirico, Jason Garrett, Tony Dungy)

Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
Site: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Mn.
Referee: Alex Kemp
Odds: MIN -2.5, O/U 42.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Patriots: Bill Belichick (296-147) vs. Vikings: Kevin O’Connell (8-2)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Patriots: Mac Jones: 23/34, 259 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 10 rushing yards

versus

Vikings: Kirk Cousins: 24/37, 252 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 7 rushing yards

Week 12 projected stats via ESPN projections

Patriots Projected Starters

Offense

•   QB Mac Jones
•   RB Rhamondre Stevenson
•   WRs Jakobi Meyers, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor
•   TE Hunter Henry
•   LT Trent Brown, LG Isaiah Wynn, C David Andrews, RG Mike Onwenu, RT Yodny Cajuste

Defense

•   LDE Lawrence Guy, NT Davon Godchaux, RDE Deatrich Wise Jr.
•   WLB Anfernee Jennings, LILB Ja’Whaun Bentley, RILB Jahlani Tavai, SLB Matthew Judon
•   LCB Jonathan Jones, RCB Jalen Mills
•   FS Devin McCourty, SS Kyle Dugger

Specialists
•   Nick Folk (kicker), Jake Bailey (punter, holder), Joe Cardona (long snapper), Markus Jones, Pierre Strong Jr. (kick and punt returns)

Vikings Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Kirk Cousins
•   RB Dalvin Cook
•   WRs Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, K.J. Osborn
•   TE T.J. Hockenson
•   LT Blake Brandel, LG Ezra Cleveland, C Garrett Bradbury, RG Ed Ingram, RT Brian O’Neill

Defense
•   LDE Dalvin Tomlinson, NT Harrison Phillips, RDE Jonathan Bullard
•   WLB Danielle Hunter, LILB Eric Kendricks, RILB Jordan Hicks, SLB Za’Darius Smith
•   LCB Patrick Peterson, RCB Chandon Sullivan
•   FS Camryn Bynum, SS Harrison Smith

Specialists
•   Greg Joseph (kicker), Ryan Wright (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Kane Nwangwu, Jalen Reagor (kick and punt returns)



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.