For many, the best part of Thanksgiving is getting together with family and friends over a good turkey meal and some delicious desserts. For the rest, the best part has to be the three NFL games played annually on the day. This year won't dissappoint, as none of the team's playing on the holiday have a losing record this season, setting up for an exciting day of playoff-caliber action to kick off Week 12. Let's preview the Thanksgiving action.

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, Thursday 12:30 ET

The first game of Week 12 features two teams battling for the NFC North title. The Vikings had been scuffling, losing four straight until they overcame the Arizona Cardinals last week.

Meanwhile, the Lions are still playing well, but Matthew Stafford has looked more ordinary over the past few weeks as he's dealt with injuries across his offense. It's been a Thanksgiving tradition for the Lions to host this game for over eight decades and that magic will win out on Thursday. Lions 24, Vikings 20

Washington at Dallas Cowboys, Thursday 4:30 ET

It's also a Thanksgiving tradition for Dallas to host a game, although nobody at the beginning of the season could've predicted how much it would mean this year. The Cowboys have the best record in the NFL, led by a rookie quarterback who displaced Tony Romo and a rookie running back; having the best offensive line in Football helps matters.

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has played himself into a new contract as of late, but he can't mess with the week-to-week mojo of the Cowboys. Cowboys 27, Washington 17

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts, Thursday 8:30 ET

Pittsburgh definitely used their Week 11 game as a means to get right a bit, since they were playing the hapless Cleveland Browns.

Now they get to go into Indianapolis and play a team that will be missing franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, which leaves Scott Tolzien as the starter for the Colts -- in football terms, that's called a Thanksgiving disaster (depending on your perspective). Steelers 31, Colts 10

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