Thanksgiving is here yet again, and for sports fans there is much to be thankful for over the weekend. As we sit and recover from our gluttony or continue to induce our food comas with leftovers, there are lots of great televised sporting events to settle down to and relax. Here's your guide to the best televised sporting events to watch this weekend.

Thanksgiving Day - November 24

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions/11:30 am/CBS

A game which sees the Vikings and the Lions battle it out for NFC North superiority. The Vikings are now just 1-4 after their impressive 5-0 start, whilst the Lions have mainly Matthew Stafford to thank for their surprising position.

Both teams have beaten improbable odds to climb the mountain of the NFC North this season and this should be a great way to kick-off Thanksgiving Day football.

Washington Red Skins at Dallas Cowboys/3:30 pm/Fox

The Red Skins are currently hovering around the playoff positions, whilst the Cowboys are the best team in the NFL with rookie Quarterback Dak Prescott being the surprise success story of the NFL this season.

LSU at Texas A&M/6:30 pm/ESPN

It was only a little over a month ago that the Aggies were ranked number four in the College Football Playoff rankings, that must seem like a distant memory now to fans as they go into their Thanksgiving game unranked. Meanwhile, LSU have troubles of their own as they continue to search for a new head coach.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts/7:30 pm/NBC

The Colts will go into their Thanksgiving game without QB Andrew Luck who is in the concussion protocol. Bad news for the Steelers, but certainly an advantage for the Colts and the current AFC South leaders, the Texans.

Friday November 25th

Houston at Texas /11:00 am/ ABC

A high-stakes game as the Tigers seek revenge after losing on a last-second missed field goal last season.

Should the Tigers win, it's more than likely that head coach Tom Herman will be given his walking papers.

Washington at Washington State/2:30 pm/Fox

It's time again for the Apple Cup! The Pac-12 North decider will see the two Washington sides clash to determine who finishes the division on top.

TCU at Texas/2:30 pm/FS1

If not for the football match itself, this game should be entertaining just to see the reaction Texas coach Charlie Strong gets from his home support.

It is almost a certainty Strong won't hold his position with the Longhorns next season with many media outlets describing it as "cruel" that Strong hasn't been given the boot already.

Houston Rockets at Sacramento Kings/9:30 pm/ROOT

Some NBA to finish off your Thanksgiving viewing as the Rockets host the Kings as the phenomenal James Harden looks to bounce back after a season-worst 12 turnovers in Wednesday's home loss to the Toronto Raptors.

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